Google today unveiled the Pixel 4A with 5G at its Launch Night In fall hardware event, a high-quality version of its 5G-supported 5G network for its economy phone, the Pixel 4A, released in August. The device costs $499, $150 more than the standard 4A, but the 5G model has some significant hardware differences in addition to upgrading the cellular modem.
The Pixel 4A 5G has a larger OLED screen of 6.2 inches and a resolution of 2340 x 1080, surpassing the standard 4A’s 5.8-inch display. It also features a slightly faster processor, the Qualcomm SnapDragon 765G, which is slightly better than the standard 4A SnapDragon 730G, in addition to a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Like the Pixel 4A, this version doesn’t have the wireless charging and water resistance of the newly released Pixel 5, and its memory and storage space remain the same, at 6GB and 128GB, respectively. But it has a larger 3885mAh battery (the Pixel 4A has 3140mAh, while the Pixel 5 has a 4080mAh) and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle rear lens.
When Google launched the standard 4A and announced the Pixel 5, Google also unveiled the Pixel 4A 5G, but in the weeks that followed, a number of new information was leaked, including images of the device and key specifications. In addition to the larger display, the earlier leaks suggest a slightly faster processor and dual-camera system, as well as some obvious hardware compromises in RAM, waterproofing and other features.