Monday, 03 August, 2020

Google teases new Pixel phone and reveals launch date

Google confirms an August 3rd launch for the Pixel 4a with a fun puzzle Confirmed: Google Pixel 4a smartphone launching on Aug 3rd - MSPoweruser
Cecil Davis | 01 August, 2020, 14:37

That's really only telling us that it should arrive at some point in the first part of 2021, before Google can ship out Android S (Android 12).

The Google Pixel 4a is expected to be priced between $300 and $400 and will be released on 3 August.

The header on the Made By Google Twitter handle has also changed with the tagline, "Introducing the Google Phone".

Today, in a bit of a surprise move, Google took to social media to put out a little puzzle that firmly hints at the unveiling date for the Pixel 4a. The website is filled with Easter Eggs which you need to solve to find out the launch date. You can also see the outline of a phone on this page but I'm unsure whether its the Pixel 4a or not.

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Google has taken a rather unconventional route to tease the Pixel 4a launch by placing hidden cues on its online store based on "lorem ipsum". In order to reveal the message, you have to match the colours on the covered boxes to Google's logo: blue, red, yellow, blue, green, and red. The listing had appeared with the header "Nest Wi-Fi system" and revealed some details about the upcoming device.

This render showed that the Googe Pixel 4a will sport a hole-punch front-facing camera placed at the top-left corner of the display, as well as a single camera on the rear of the device.

The device is expected to come with a 5.81-inch OLED display screen with an FHD+ resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. It's got a couple paragraphs of pseudo lorem ipsum filler text, with some choice additions like "videus chatum", "lowlightena capturum", "megapixelum" and "longlastingis batterum" above the outline of a phone in a (pretty witty) Photoshop-like transparency checkerboard.