Google recently announced their latest mid-range smartphone with the Pixel 4a. Priced at $350, it is cheaper compared to other notable mid-range handsets that have launched in 2020, which includes the iPhone SE (2020) and the OnePlus Nord. So how did Google manage to get the phone so cheap?
While mid-range phones don’t really stir up that much interest amongst tech enthusiasts, this year has been slightly different where we’re starting to see more mid-range phones being promoted somewhat aggressively by companies. This includes the iPhone SE (2020) from Apple and the OnePlus Nord.
Google is set to launch their new smartphone, the Google Pixel 4a. Initially, there were rumors that the handset could be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 chipset instead of the Snapdragon 765G chipset, which meant that the phone would not support 5G. This was a bit disappointing.
Had the coronavirus pandemic not forced Google to cancel its I/O 2020 event, there is a very good chance that the event could have seen the company officially announce its next smartphone, the Google Pixel 4a. At this point in time, it is unclear when the handset could be announced, but we have a feeling it might be soon.
Last week, a rumor had suggested that the price of Google’s upcoming Pixel 4a could be set at $349. This not only makes it cheaper than its predecessor, but it also makes it cheaper than Apple’s iPhone SE. Of course given that this is a rumor, it was hard to tell how accurate this price is.
Earlier this year, Google launched the Pixel 3a. The phone is basically a more budget-friendly version of Google’s flagship smartphone launched in 2018. Based on the reviews, it seems that many can appreciate Google’s efforts to try and create a more affordable version of their Pixel flagship smartphones.