- Google Pixel 4a could be closer than ever to being launched
- The Pixel 4a has received the FCC certification
- The Pixel 4a is one of the most anticipated devices from Google this year
The Google Pixel 4a has been one of the most anticipated devices of the year. But with Covid-19 disrupting production and supply chains, the phone has been delayed a number of times already and is still expected to be weeks and even months away from becoming reality.
However, a new report now suggests that the device could be closer than ever to launch as it has just passed through the FCC. This information comes courtesy of a tweet from XDA's Mishaal Rahman. The tweet reveals that the Pixel 4a has passed through the FCC certification process, making us believe that the phone is closer than ever to being launched. This comes after the Pixel 4a had earlier received certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), hinting at an imminent launch.
The Google Pixel 4a just hit the FCC, but still no signs of when it'll launch.https://t.co/UQMHk9Tz7r— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) June 25, 2020
...at this point, I'm on board with Google releasing it alongside the Pixel 5 as the "Pixel 5a."
As mentioned above, the Google Pixel 4a is a highly anticipated device, one which is set to be launched in the coming weeks or months. The phone will be a strictly mid-range device, one that would attempt to build on the solid performance of the Pixel 3a from last year.
As far as specifications go, most leaks point towards one thing: The Pixel 4a will be a mid-range device at best. All of the recent leaks claim the Pixel 4a could be powered by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The phone is likely to feature a 5.81-inch OLED display with an FHD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 60Hz.
To keep the phone running, Google is tipped to equip the Pixel 4a with a 3,080mAh battery with support for 18W USB Type-C fast charging. However, the phone will miss out on wireless charging. The Pixel 4a is tipped to be a feature-rich phone. The phone could get a capacitive fingerprint scanner at the back instead of Face Unlock. Apart from this, the Pixel 4a should get the Now Playing feature and the new Google Assistant. And considering it's a Pixel smartphone, Google should also bring some of its most loved camera features to the device.