Google did not get to hold its annual I/O developer conference this year. The event usually takes place in May and sees Google launch new features, OS updates, and even new hardware. But all that has been put on the back-burner because of the coronavirus pandemic, including, it seems, the Pixel 4a launch.
We were previously expecting the Pixel 4a to launch some time this month, keeping with last year’s launch of the Pixel 3a. However, a recent tip suggested that its launch would be moved to June to coincide with Google’s reveal of the first Android 11 beta. Now, a leaker suggests that the launch of Google’s mid-range phone has been pushed back even further.
According to tipster Jon Prosser, the Google Pixel 4a launch is now set for July 13. That’s more than a month after the company is set to release the Android 11 public beta on June 3.
Prosser claims that the original launch for the phone was actually planned for May, then got pushed to June, and now finally to July.
Was originally May, then got pushed to June, now pushed again.
“Just Black” & “Barely Blue”
Current plan for announcement:
BTW – just 4G.
(Sorry to kill the 5G rumors)
Seems like they’re ready to ship. The decision is mostly based on market analysis.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) May 21, 2020
Adding to his leak, Prosser says that the phone will come in two colorways: Just Black and Barely Blue. The leaker also didn’t find any evidence to suggest a bigger Pixel 4a XL model.
Lastly, Prosser points out that Google is ready to ship the Pixel 4a, but is just waiting for the right time to do so. The company is probably hoping that by July, lockdown restrictions would have eased and the general sentiment would improve towards buying new smartphones.
That’s all we have on the Pixel 4a launch date for now. Check out the links below for more information about the phone.