Leaked Pixel 4a Release Date Means it'll Just Pip Samsung to the Post

By Holly Brockwell on at

We've been expecting the Google Pixel 4a for what feels like ages at this point (although who really knows what time is these days?), and a new leak suggests the wait is almost over.

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!

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]