Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, the industry reported that Google ’s own brand of affordable smartphone Pixel 4a, the plan originally listed in May may be late, and because the sales of Pixel phones are not large enough, Google decided to focus on firepower this year. This low-cost model will not have a large-screen version XL. In addition, it is understood that Pixel 4a will be entirely manufactured by Compal, while Hon Hai will concentrate on the high-end Pixel 5 series in the second half of the year.
In order to provide users with a cheap entry option to attract more consumers to use Pixel phones, and to reduce the “dry period” after the peak supply chain delivery, to reduce production costs, Google ’s annual developer event in early May last year At the Google I / O conference, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, the affordable private label mobile phone series, were first announced.
However, due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic this year, not only was Google I / O canceled, but the beta test version of the new-generation smartphone operating system Android 11 was postponed, which has affected the launch date of this year ’s new evaluation Pixel model. According to industry reports, this year’s affordable Pixel phones may not be available in May like last year, but extended to June, and it may not even be ruled out that they will be listed as late as July.
In addition, the supply chain also said that because the Pixel series is not a high-end model or a cheap model that was first released last year, the sales volume is not particularly good, and the growth is not high, so this year Google decided to focus on firepower, the cheap Pixel The mobile phone only launched a Pixel 4a, which will not have the large screen model XL as last year, and the OEM orders are swallowed by the Compal family.
The Pixel 4a is expected to be equipped with a 5.8-inch screen. Compared to Pixel 4, which is equipped with a mini radar Soli that can support 3D face scanning and gesture operations, it cannot use a full-screen design. The screen ratio is less than 80%. The Pixel 4a is changed to a screen The front left camera is placed in the upper left corner without a Soli module, so the screen ratio is close to 100%. Other major specifications include the use of Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor, support for 18W fast charge, 3080 mAh battery, 4GB RAM and 64GB memory space, etc., the main camera is 12.2 million pixels single lens, but with Google’s powerful computing photography and AI support, the camera effect may have the same level or surpass the same single-lens Apple iPhone SE.