Google Pixel 4a Launching In India On October 17; No Pixel 5 For India


Google has revealed that the Google Pixel 4a will launch in India on 17 October. The company launched the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G yesterday, which are not likely to come to India this year.

The search giant revealed the launch date for Pixel 4a in response to a fan’s tweet. While the price isn’t revealed yet, the phone will be sold on Flipkart, where it already has a dedicated page. Google never sold the Pixel 4 in India due to the embedded Soli-chip tracking that isn’t allowed for civilian purposes in India.

The Pixel 4a was launched back in August, and it was anticipated that it’ll come to India around October. True to the speculations, the phone is going on sale in India on 17 October. The launch will happen about a month before Diwali. However, as mentioned earlier, there’ll be no Pixel 4a 5G or the latest Pixel 5 launching in India anytime soon.

Google Pixel 4a Specifications vs. Pixel 5

Launched back in August, the Google Pixel 4a comes with a 5.8-inch FHD+ OLED panel. The display houses a hole-punch selfie camera 8MP resolution. At the back, you get a single 12.2MP camera with f/1.7 aperture and up to 4K30 video recording capabilities.

The phone has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that if flushed towards the center. Coming to performance, the Pixel 4a packs a Snapdragon 730G SoC, coupled with Adreno 618 GPU. It has only one variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage.

It supports wireless charging and comes in ‘Just Black’ color. The phone was launched at $349 in the US, which translates to roughly Rs 25,000. The exact price of the Pixel 4a in India isn’t announced yet.

The newly launched Pixel 5 has a bigger 6-inch FHD+ OLED panel and a 90Hz high refresh rate. Google also added a 16MP ultra-wide camera to the Pixel 5. It has more evened-out bezels on all four sides and comes with a bigger 4,080mAh battery. It packs a Snapdragon 765G processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Priced at $699, this is an expensive phone compared to the 4a and 4a 5G.

Manik Berry

Manik Berry

With a Master’s degree in journalism, Manik writes about big tech and has a keen eye for political-tech news. In his free time, he’s browsing the Kindle store for new stuff read. Manik also adores his motorcycle and is looking for new routes on weekends. He likes tea and cat memes. You can reach him at [email protected]
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