Google Announces the Pixel 4a 5G Smartphone, Costs $499

Rolling off the back of the extremely successful Pixel 4a, Google has announced a slightly more capable version of its budget smartphone in the form of the Google Pixel 4a 5G, and it starts at $499 USD.As it’s name might suggest, this is a fully 5G compatible smartphone and it brings some other improvements including an Ultrawide lens, an edge-to-edge OLED display, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an improved Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It will be released in Japan on October 15, 2020, and will “roll out to 8 other countries starting in November.”

It also features a 6.2-inch screen with a resolution of 2340×1080, a jump-up from the Pixel 4A’s 5.8-inch screen. Furthermore, it boasts a battery that can get you up to 48 hours of life with Extreme Battery Saver turned on.

It does have a $150 price increase from the standard Pixel 4a, but it does feature a better battery (3140mAh vs. 3885 mAh), a bigger display (5.8″ vs. 6.2″), and a better processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 vs. Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G).

For those who love video calling, the Pixel 4a 5G lets owners user Duo screen share, which lets you read articles, watch videos, and more while video chatting with friends and loved ones.

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The Pixel 4a 5G’s camera also has Night Sight, Live HDR+, Cinematic Pan, Ultrawide lens, and Portrait Light.

Since this is a less expensive phone, the Pixel 4a with 5G is not water resistant and does not support wireless charging. Google also announced the Pixel 5 today, and it has 8GB of RAM, a 6″ Full HD+ OLED Smooth Display, and much more.

The new Google Chromecast with Google TV was also revealed, and it is available today for $49.99 USD.

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