Google Pixel 4a release date ‘confirmed’ by leaker

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The Pixel 4 (above) could soon get a cheaper sibling (Image credit: Future)
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The Google Pixel 4a is almost certainly landing soon – and according to the latest leak it’s “100%” landing on August 3, which is just a week away at the time of writing.

That date comes from Jon Prosser (opens in new tab), a leaker with a solid track record. It’s a date he’d previously put forward as likely, but now he’s doubling down, and claiming to be certain that this date is right.

While we would take this with a pinch of salt for now, Prosser's confidence, coupled with the fact that the date is imminent, and that we’re expecting to see the Pixel 4a soon anyway, all suggests there’s a high chance he's correct.

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In any case though, the bigger question – as Prosser notes – might be how many people still care. After all, the iPhone SE (2020), OnePlus Nord, and Moto G 5G Plus have all landed already, and are all serious competition for the Pixel 4a – and then there's fact that the Google Pixel 5 range is probably not far off.

Still, there could be plenty to like about the Google Pixel 4a. It’s rumored to have an upper mid-range Snapdragon 765 chipset with 5G support, 6GB of RAM, a 12.2MP main camera similar to the one on the Pixel 4, and a 5.81-inch 1080 x 2340 OLED screen with a punch-hole selfie camera.

All that, coupled with a mid-range price and the guarantee of speedy Android updates that you get with Pixel hardware, could mean the Pixel 4a is still able to carve out a niche for itself.

Of course, nothing is certain just yet, so stay tuned to TechRadar for all the Pixel 4a news, including full coverage of the launch – whenever that happens.

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James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.