It’s hard to believe, but Google is actually launching the Pixel 4a today. Well, probably: Numerous leaks indicate it, and an early listing of the phone at Australia’s JB Hi-Fi all but confirms it.
The listing (via 9to5Google) contains a ton of information about the phone, save for a full spec sheet and the price. But the thing that caught our eye is Google’s tagline for the device: “The helpful Google phone, at a helpful price.” I’m not sure I’d call any price “helpful,” but hey, we get the idea: It’s cheap.
The listing mentions HDR+, Night Sight and Portrait Mode, all of which can be achieved with the phone’s single camera on the back. The battery supposedly lasts up to 24 hours, which is good to know as the Pixel 4 wasn’t exactly great in that department.
Of course, Google’s Assistant and Pixel Recorder app are on board as well. Finally, the listing mentions Google’s Titan M security chip, car crash detection, and guaranteed OS and security updates for three years.
There’s no word about storage, though that’s rumored to be 128GB (which is quite nice for a budget Google phone). The chip also isn’t mentioned; rumors say it’ll either be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 or 765.
As for the “helpful” price tag, it’s widely expected to be $349. OK, that would be kinda helpful.