An upgrade from the Pixel 3a's slower eMMC
Friday afternoon is all about Pixel leaks, it seems like. The folks at XDA Developers just dug up some evidence from that Pixel 4a that previously showed up on video, which indicates Google’s next mid-ranger will pack faster UFS 2.1 storage. That will almost certainly be a significant bump in storage speed over the comparatively “slow” eMMC in last year’s Pixel 3a. Not all of our readers will be familiar with the differences between these standards, but the short version is: The Pixel 4a could anecdotally feel a lot faster. Read MoreUpcoming Pixel 4a will have faster UFS 2.1 storage was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Earlier this month, a leaked photo showed what the upcoming Google Pixel 4a could look like in the flesh. It wasn’t the best-looking photo as it seemed like it was a prototype unit or some kind of early build. Now thanks to a video uploaded by TecnoLike Plus onto YouTube, more information about the phone has been revealed.
The video seems to be some kind of review of the handset, although we should note that it is conducted in Spanish so we can’t be 100% sure of what is being said, but it does show us the phone’s design as well as some of its specs. In the video, the phone definitely looks a lot better compared to the previously leaked photos, although the lack of a Google logo suggests that it could still be a pre-production unit.
In the video, thanks to a benchmarking app, the specs of the phone have been revealed where it appears to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730 CPU. There will also be 6GB of RAM accompanying the phone, 64GB of storage, and a 3,080mAh battery. There also seems to be support for dual SIMs.
The specs more or less confirms what we had heard previously, where it was discovered in the code that the Pixel 4a will most likely use the Snapdragon 730 which means that it will also probably not support 5G.
At this point in time, we’re not sure when the phone will be announced, but these leaks all seem to point towards an announcement being made in the near future. Until then, take it with a grain of salt.
Source: Android Police