According to reliable leaker Jon Prosser, the 4a is "100%" launching on the 3rd of August: that's next Monday, and also just two days before Samsung's headline Galaxy Unpacked event. Zing!
Finally happy to give a final update on Pixel 4a!
The last date I gave you (provided in the tweet below) is the launch day!
Pixel 4a. August 3. 100%.
Only question is...
Do you care anymore? Or have they pushed this off too much? https://t.co/SZkQpvRAZI
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) July 26, 2020
Of course, the 4a isn't much of a competitor to most of the flagship stuff Samsung will be unveiling, but it'll definitely ensure us tech journalists are completely knackered next week. Thanks chaps.
In terms of phones that actually are competition, the OnePlus Nord and iPhone SE 2020 are already here, and the Pixel 5 range probably isn't too far behind. So how many people have waited around to buy this specific mid-ranger?
To be fair to Google, it's not their fault. It looks like the phone was originally scheduled for a May 12th launch at I/O, but this thing called coronavirus put a big old spanner in those particular works. Now it's nearly August, and we fear Google's missed its slot. But we'll see next week, it sounds like. [TechRadar]