About those Google Pixel 4a Leaks… 🤔

About those Google Pixel 4a Leaks… 🤔


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Much like last year when I leaked out the existence of
what would end up being the Pixel 3a, rumors and
rumblings of another a series pixel device is here. Many of
you asked me about the pixel 4a, so we’ll talk
about what Steve from OnLeaks has leaked, that Dave2D
leak, and some of my thoughts or what we may see,
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the videos may be a little bit shorter. Notorious leaker Steve, or
OnLeaks leaked out information about the upcoming design of
the Google Pixel 4a. OnLeaks has a great track
record has accurately leaked the designs of the iPhone 11
Pro and the Google Pixel 4 this past year, before anyone
else, so it would be reasonable to believe that
this leak is credible as well. In this leak the most obvious
things that we can tell about the Pixel 4a is that it has a
design that makes it look like it has a less bezel than even
the Pixel 4 XL, at least on the top of the phone, but the sides
do look a bit thicker than on a Pixel 4 XL. But the most
interesting part is how the lack of a top bezel or notch
leads to Google’s first hole- punch design. There’s just a
single camera on the top corner like what we see on the Samsung
Galaxy S10e. That also means that we’re once again missing
out on the ultra- wide selfie camera that was so
nice and the pixel 3. I really loved that. The leak also said that it was
unclear whether or not it’ll support Motion Sense
or Project Soli, and face unlock. I’m
personally highly doubtful that it will happen for a
variety of reasons, one of which is the lack of space for
a sensor that large, you know, the Motion Sense one. However, there is a fingerprint
reader on the back which we’ll look at a bit in the moment.
The screen is rumored to be about 5.7″ to 5. 8″ big which
is a slight bump from the 5. 6″ screen in the pixel 3A.
The screen will be flat so screen protectors will work
quite nicely on it. despite having a larger screen
the overall frame and size of the device is rumored to take
up a smaller footprint. If that is true it’s amazing how
slimming the bezels helps with overall device size and
screen size. The only downside is the loss of additional
features like face unlock, which I really like a
lot on the pixel 4. On the back. We have that
familiar square camera design that is a good example
of the design trend of 2019. But unfortunately this camera
square doesn’t equal multiple cameras. Instead we
have one single camera there and a camera flash. At
least it makes the models look consistent? consistent? Despite
not having multiple cameras, I do have to say that the camera
on the pixel 3A is fantastic and some may even prefer over
the pixel 4, like my friend Dave maze over on this channel,
“Kinotika.” He let me know that he’ll have an in-depth look
at that. The comparison between the pixel 3A and the pixel 4.
so I’ll link it up in the card up here once it’s up or his
channel for you to check out. The reality is that the camera
sensors haven’t really been upgraded for two generations
now in any of the Pixel phones. For the main lens they are
still all just using that 12. 2MP camera and the only main
differences are the software and the visual core chip.
What that means is that the camera quality on the pixel 4a
will likely bring the same great experience and results
that we’ve seen with other Google pixel devices with a
few minor differences, and that kind of comes down
to preferences. Maybe we’ll find that will prefer even more
than the pixel 4 like my friend Dave Maze. Along the sides, we also had
the well-known pixel volume button with that colored
power button. We also have USB-C and down- facing speakers
which we’re surprisingly really great on the pixel 3A and
phenomenal on the pixel 4 despite it being an unusual
design choice because of physics and how audio is
shooting away from you, down, and not at you. I
explain audio physics in my video about smartphone speakers
up here.All that to say I bet the sound quality would be
quite nice and the pixel 4A as well, but if it’s not
good we”ll at least have a 3. 5 mm headphone jack. As for specs it’ll likely have
4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and use either are Snapdragon 730
or 765. Whether or not it’ll have 5G is unsure but
I have major doubts about that. One source for a pixel 4A leak
recently came from Dave2D, a source that I don’t think
many of us were expecting. Maybe they mixed the
two of us up? Not all asians
look the same! Ha! But I have some
thoughts and concerns about it. Anyways he claims that he has
some info on the so 4a and that will only come into the normal
4a size and not the 4A XL size. He claims that this is likely
because the XL models didn’t sells well as a normal model,
which may actually make sense in this budget tier level.
Remember Google is a data- driven company. So cutting out
one model out of the equation but surely save them a ton of
money by not having to spend money on design,
manufacturing, administrative, and Supply
Chain expenses for another three SKUs.
That’s three because there are three different colors on
the bigger model. Now speaking of colors,
he claims that there will be three colors just like on the
pixel 3A but they’ll come in the normal white and black
variants with an arctic blue color and not pink power
button. Now all of this has a level of logic to it
that makes some sense since Google would likely prove to be
more profitable if they cut even more costs by simply
removing the XL model. However, 9to5Google stated that
their source has already hinted at that there will be
an XL model, which is consistent with what Google has
done with all the pixel phones. The only thing that may be
providing weight to Dave’s claims is the lack of
two code names for the four a device.
Currently, “needlefish” is the only code name that is
potentially the name for this new generation of A devices,
but that also has yet to be confirmed. All that to say this would be
super cool for Dave if he did indeed leak valid information.
And I have no reason to believe that he would ever leak any
information maliciously or knowing that it was wrong.
Even I have made some mistakes while leaking information
despite my intentions not to mislead. But it is good to
take this with a grain of salt for now because of what other
sources are hinting at. If he ends up being wrong, give the
dude some grace. It’s a lot harder than you’d think to do
this thing. I’ll be reaching out to some my sources to find
out more information and see if they will tell me anything.
And if you happen to have any information and you want to
contact me feel free to either hit up my email
([email protected]) or on wire @ Of course, if any of you have
any questions for me to ask my sources please let me know and
I’ll see what I can do. I’m always here to find
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10% off your first purchase of website or domain. The biggest thing that I want
from the Google pixel 4a is what I have described as a good
delight to dollar ratio. I use this description for my pixel
3a preview video which can check out up here. There’s a
BrandoMOM in there and it’ll makes sense when you watch it
and you’ll probably laugh. Trust me. Just click click on
it after this video. Now a good delight to dollar
ratio is one where the things that matter the most and affect
the experience of most for most people in everyday use
are there. Yet the price is so low that you often think of the
world as is only X Y Z dollars. That is exactly the experience
I had with the pixel 3A and so many others’ experiences
as well. This is also why the pixel 3A helped Google double
their Google pixel sales this past year. Along with
that, the pixel 3A has shown many people that they
honestly don’t need more than what it can do. It satisfies
your needs and wants very well. If you want something more
premium and refined feeling, you look at the price and
realize how much more that extra benefit is, and realize
that it isn’t a big enough difference to pay for it,
for most people. Honestly, I use the pixel 3A
for a while and strangely preferred it over the Samsung
Galaxy S 10 plus. I know it sounds crazy but I’m just going
to be honest. Yes, it doesn’t have decked out specs,
the highest resolution screen, and a fancy yet fragile
glass components. No, I has a fantastic camera,
great battery life, surprisingly great speakers,
snappy performance, a durable and great feeling frame despite
it being plastic. Fast software updates,
great Google pixel software features, and a
price it makes you feel like you’re getting a great deal. That is the
delight to dollar ratio! So what can Google add that
goes beyond what we have at the pixel 3A besides some spec
bumps and a processor bump. The hope is that the screen is
better than last year since it was a little bit dim.
I personally prefer a brighter screen more than a higher
resolution screen as the pixel 3a a screen resolution wasn’t
really distracting to me. And I have my doubts about being an
old display because of the costs and the hole punch design
can actually work on LCD tech. But if we get OLED, that would
be pretty crazy having another storage tier other than 64GB
will be nice as well as that was a bit of
a bummer on the 3A. Logically, this lack of options
is probably a cost- saving measure. Having multiple
models creates a lot of additional production costs and
supply chain labor like I mentioned before. Another thing
I’d like is waterproofing but we know that IP certification
adds about 30 dollars per unit sold. That is unless
Google waterproofs it without an official IP certification,
just like OnePlus. And the only other thing that I
can think of that they could add is wireless charging,
which is actually possible with a polycarbonate frame as long
as it’s not too thick. And I don’t think we’ll see 5G
because it’s a new technology that we don’t even
see in their current flagship, the Pixel 4, and it adds a lot
of extra cost to the device. Google would be foolish to
increase the price from what the pixel 3A launch with. If the
pixel for it comes in at three hundred ninety nine
dollars without any discounts or sales, I think
Google have another hit on their hands. So what do you think about the
google pics are for a so far? What kinds of things would you
like to see in it to give you that incredible delight to dollar ratio? And
remember we’re trying to land in that three hundred and
ninety nine dollars range. Are you looking to upgrade to
the google Pixel 4a, And what did you come from? Are you
upgrading from an older phone? Pixel 3a? Pixel 4? Let me know in the comments and
in the This is Tech Today community Discord Chat Server.
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    🚨 ️QOTD: What do you think about the Google Pixel 4a so far? What kind of things would you like to see in it to give you an incredible delight to dollar ratio? Remember, we're trying to land in the $399 range. Are you looking to upgrade to a Google Pixel 4a?

  2. Correct about the 3a. My 3a died 6 months after and I had an outright replacement. The pixel 4 was heavily on sale then, at £575. I had the option to upgrade to the 4 just adding £225. But I held off and listed the features. I use none of em, and the telephoto lens isn't worth £225. I still went for an upgrade… The 3aXL with just +£30 due to sale. Never going to look back ever!

  3. Can't be fair to expect £399 again. We have to allow for inflation and other market volatiles of cost from the previous 12 months surely? Thanks for the video.

  4. I think it'll have a Snapdragon 730, 6GB of ram, 3000+ Mah battery, Oled 1080p display. No IP rating, no wireless charging and a 60hz screen

  5. Sadly Pixel 3a and 3a XL Don't have good delight to rupee ratio. Google launched 3a and 3a XL with price points of ₹39,999 and ₹44,999 respectively.They got discounted multiple times on account of festival sales in October and November and finally the prices are
    Pixel 3a – ₹33,999
    Pixel 3a XL -₹31,999
    (Prices from Flipkart where pixel smartphones are officially sold in India)
    As of 11th January 2020 (Indian Standard Time)
    Look the problem is these phones are directly imported from China initially and now from Vietnam so there is a huge import duty on those and additionally weakening rupee value when compared to dollar also is responsible third is Every other company prices their phones less than what they price in US for mid range phones.Example Nokia 7.2 cost $349 in US but ₹19,999 during launch now it too is discounted.Even though Nokia 7.2 is not good value for money when compared to Redmi and Realme this gives us insight about pricing in India. Google i request you to launch Pixel 4a between ₹10,000 to ₹20,000 in India.

  6. Brandon, what do we think the battery will be like? Had a pixel 1, 2 and 3 but moved over to S10 because I heard the battery for the pixel 4 wasn't good (not a fan of the XL sizes). Would like a reason to go back to pixel.. any ideas for the 4a?

  7. Another great video. Very well done. All I care about is a Google pixel 4a XL. If that doesn't happen I'm switching to OnePlus. Don't want to but I see no other option at price point. Thanks again. Can't wait to see another one. Truly one of the best YouTubers period ‼️

  8. Jesus Christ, you're almost at 100k!

    I still remember getting hooked by your style back around 7k, good to see that good content is gathering a community.

    Good job, bro. Always love your videos.

  9. I'm really happy that Google is listening to people and money. I hope the a line continues because you shouldn't have to spend $800+ for a good phone. I just wish they'd continue offering unlimited full-def storage for the main Pixel line. If they had I'd probably have a Pixel 3 or 4 instead of a Nokia 7.2 now (still using my Pixel XL to back up my videos).

    RE: liking the Pixel 3a over the Galaxy S10+: I don't like TouchWiz because it adds almost nothing besides some custom visual themes. It does create brand loyalty because my ex-gf couldn't stand stock Android and got an S7 even though her S6 Active had its screen fail/melt twice.

  10. I think the 4a would be great for Google as well. Especially if the design leaks are accurate. Sure face id unlock is great but I sometimes miss having a biometric fingerprint scanner on the pixel 3. More screen and less bezel however is more aesthetically pleasing though.

  11. I was wanting a new pixel 4 XL. I got one yesterday. Now I'm a little disappointed in it. The phone itself is really great, but it doesn't work with my banking apps. Wells Fargo and USAA. That is a major fail fo me. I should have just stuck with my HTC U11 until something else came out I might have wanted (no Samsung or apple).

  12. I think some in tech community don't realize how important the delight to dollar ratio is. The average consumer doesn't care about the the top of the line specs. They can't name a SnapDragon 865, etc, etc. I think the Pixel 3a proved that. People want to take nice pictures to put on Instagram 😂

  13. I have the 3aXL most YouTubers said that there won't be at 4a XL if so I still was considering it. I don't know how much difference it would be from my 3axl unless they put that advance Google Assistant on the 4a?

  14. As someone with the 3a XL when I watched Dave2d's video and he mentioned no 4a XL it really disappointed me. I like the bigger phones. I just hope they'll release a 4a XLwith a 128gb option. I'm struggling currently with my 3a XL picking on what to delete just on updating apps. Most of my storage issues are due to Spotify and my playlists. Before I had the 3a XL I had the Pixel OG XL with 128gb, I can definitely live with 128gb.

  15. I'd like to move to the Pixel 4a (currently on a Sony Xperia XZ3, which I'm not crazy for). Would have loved to go with the Pixel 3a, but 64 GB of storage was just not enough. I don't use my phone for much other than basic web browsing, phone calls and texts, etc.. I rarely ever take pictures (never once used a front facing camera or any video recordings) and I don't play games on it. But what I do all the time is use it to listen to music, and my music collection is currently around 50 GB alone. A 64 GB phone just wouldn't cut it, and even 128 GB is cutting it close (not much room for growth after system/PlayStore apps). I've been going with other manufacturers just because they offer microSD support or larger storage options, but I miss the fast software updates from Google.

    If the 4a has higher storage, I may just pull the trigger. The other option I'm thinking of is just getting a standalone digital music player that would alleviate my need for more than the base storage Google will offer. While not ideal, this may end up being the best solution.

  16. I would like to see more storage! 8 in ram would be great and at least 100 on storage . I'm a gamer if it can just handle games like pubg, call of duty and others I'd go for it.

  17. I hopefully doubt that the 4a will only have one camera sensor on the back. Not only would it ruin the Pixel-a-series image and key selling point of having the same camera and Google experience as its bigger, higher-specced sibling – it would also give 3a Pixel users barely any incentive to upgrade.
    The 3a and 4a series would have an identical camera experience, having the same sensors.

    How likely do you think is that the 4a will get Google's own Pixel Neural Core of the Pixel 4 for an optimised assistant and camera experience (incl. Dual Exposure Controls, live HDR+ previews, etc.)?

  18. As a new Pixel 4 XL owner I think one size for the 4a makes sense as I wonder how many people are buying the 4 with the cost and very poor battery (even the XL is just ok). For those who want a smaller phone with decent battery the 4a will be good. I actually wanted the normal Pixel but knew it would never last me so the 4a would appeal (happy with the XL 128GB though!).

  19. Thanks for again a super video Brandon!! I still use the 3a XL, and it's still a very good phone. I hope to see a new 4a XL with a screensize of about 6.3 inches, would be perfect for me! 👌👌👍👍

  20. The best part of the 3a isn't the price. It's the battery life. That makes it objectively a better phone than the 3 and even the 4.

  21. Pixel 4 camera is good only because of nueral core processing. I think pixel 4a single camera with neural core processing makes better than pixel 3a , other wise pixel 3a is the best. Pixel 4a XlL version is not required at all.

  22. If the leaks are real, this will be my next phone. However, I am hoping HOPING!!! this Google puts in at minimum 6 GB RAM. Pleeeeezz Google, pleeeze!!!

  23. When the 3a came out I traded my iPhone XS in. I still don't see much of a difference between the two, other than materials. I'll be picking up a 4a, hopefully xl if they produce them. It's really all I need or want.

  24. Eye have the 3a and Eye want the 4a. Eye would by the A series every year if they keep it at that price. Better teck each year at a great price!

  25. Here in India right now the XL version of pixel 3a is cheaper
    personally i feel budget phones are better than flagship models in term of efficiency
    and my pixel 3a last very long.
    loved this video. <3

  26. I will keep my 3a until this comes out. The 3a is still an excellent mid range for the US market. Yet it performs like a top tier phone.

  27. Funny how Google releases flagships that get many complaints but has nailed the midrange. It's like they iron out the kinks in the "a" series. They certainly did with the 3a.

  28. I'm at a crossroads. I'm using a Nexus 5x, and patiently waiting for the 4a, but u don't think my Nexus can hold up. It's misfiring so badly at this point. What do I do?

  29. I hoped Google had added ultra wide selfie 🤳 on 4a, c‘mon Google is billionaires IT firm. They can afford it🤦‍♂️ remember, 3a saved Pixel series last year, why not make 4a a dream phone. Or maybe at least something exciting.

  30. Question is do I upgrade from a Pixel 2XL to this? My 2XL has started to really lag and I suspect it is due to less RAM.

  31. If it is waterproof (or at least resistant) I would buy one. I had a 3a xl and it failed because of a tablespoon of Easter made it into a dry bag after 1 month of ownership. I bought a 3 xl as a replacement because of the water rateing I also wish they offered a 128 MB. I cache a lot of videos to save on mobile data. That wasn't an option with the 64 GB modle

  32. I still have the original pixel XL device and while I wish they would have an XL 4a even if they don't it sounds like it's still going to be bigger than the og pixel XL

  33. Frankly, I'm very impressed by my wife's Moto G7! If a $200 phone can be that nice then a $400 phone should be superb. Really starting to evaluate my need for "bleeding edge" tech.

  34. I really like the prospect of this phone. If I have to nitpick, I don't like how they kept the black squire for the camera module. I know this is to keep it in line with the Pixel 4, but the round single module of the previous phones is much more elegant.

  35. Still have my 2xl, hoping Google will get it right this year otherwise might jump to OnePlus. Like the idea of multiple shorter videos more often. Have you ever thought of doing videos on cool apps? Sam Beckman does great app videos!

  36. Personally I think this phone is a good option for kids because parents don't always want to spend top dollar on them.

  37. Idk if there is something wrong with my note 10… but point and shoot is the most horrible pics… actually focusing on a object and taking a picture isn't much better…even zooming into a picture reveals the pic is still blurry…I really miss my pixel 2 xl…

  38. Don't want to pay for gimmicks. Just want it to run snappier, stably and have great battery life than my Pixel 2 to upgrade.

  39. I'm glad I bought the 4xl and didn't keep feeding into the negativity it's the best handset I put down my s10+ and will not pick it back up

  40. Do you think companies need to start releasing phones every 2 years. It gives them more time to work on the phone to bring something new and refine them and make sure they are good. This would work because they have more time. Releasing phones every year is exhausting and is showing companies are focusing on quantity and not quality which ends up hurting them and their sales potential. Also from what it looks like customers are in no rush to change phones. Would you agree or disagree.

  41. Happy with my pixel 3 and probably keeping it till 2022. Wish the battery was better though… 🙌🏾🤷🏾‍♂️

  42. what I would also love to see on the Pixel 4a is the new google assistant that also works offline. the chip for that doesn't sound too expensive to my definitely-not-proffesional ears and it would honestly be a pretty big selling point?

  43. I hope they don't try anything too funky of the ilk of motion sense with this device to needlessly bump up their price. They should just stick to the basics like they did with the Pixel 3a because they do basics better than any other brand, which is why I'm still in love with my 3a six months after buying.

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