The Pixel 4 XL has a lot of competition right now, and with even more coming next year from the Galaxy S11 and OnePlus 8 Pro. And while we like Google’s latest Pixel, there are only marginal changes and outright bad decisions (battery life & storage) that makes waiting for next year not just a good idea, but a great idea.
In early 2019 Google surprised just about everyone with the Pixel 3a, a budget model of the flagship Pixel 3. There weren’t a lot of trade-offs either, making it a very compelling device, and we have a feeling something similar is coming in early 2020.
Google Pixel 4a Rumors & Speculation
Obviously, we don’t know anything about the Pixel 4a yet, mainly because the Pixel 4 is still pretty new. But given the poor reviews about the Pixel 4 and some early problems, and the fact that we got a 3a last year, we’re fairly confident Google will refresh its smartphone in April or May of 2020.
As the new year begins we can expect to start seeing at least one or two small Pixel 4a rumors emerge. Small information regarding potential changes, upgrades, or differences while keeping the price low. This phone will hold you over until the Pixel 5 late next year.
Google continues to make huge strides with each upgrade, and every phone is far and away much better than the previous generation. That applies to the Pixel 3a earlier this year too. The only “downsides” to the affordable Pixel 3 was that Google removed the IP68 water-resistant rating, cut out wireless charging, and made the phone out of plastic, which is obviously more durable than glass — and less fragile.
In a way, the Pixel 3a didn’t seem like a downgrade, but more of a side-grade for those wanting a different type of Google experience without spending $900. A very affordable alternative that a lot of people bought.
So while we haven’t heard anything about a Pixel 4a yet, if Google follows the same path as the Pixel 3a buyers will be in for quite the treat. A phone with plenty to offer and hopefully better battery life than the Pixel 4, most of the same good stuff, while costing a lot less money. Sounds like a win-win, right? With that all said, here’s what we want to see from a 4a and a few reasons you should or shouldn’t wait for the Pixel 4a next year.
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