What would be a good way for Google to finally drop the Pixel 4a on us and steal back some of the spotlight from Apple’s new iPhone SE? Pricing below the SE and going nuts on the storage might help.
According to a rumor from 9to5Google, Google may do both of those things by introducing the Pixel 4a with 128GB storage and a starting price of $349. That would be a significant move by Google, making its “a” line an even better value than it was with the 3a.
Previous rumors suggested that the Pixel 4a would arrive at $399 and with 64GB storage to start. There was thought around the idea of a 128GB model as an upgrade that would raise the price. Should this be true, does that mean we are looking at a single Pixel 4a model (128GB for $349) with no options to upgrade in size or storage?
Last year, with the Pixel 3a, we had regular and XL variants that only featured a single storage amount and an $80 difference between sizes. The smallest version started at $399, so I think we all sort of assumed Google would return to that price point. But with the iPhone SE coming in wild af, maybe Google has decided on a last minute change to better compete?
At $349 and with 128GB storage, FHD display with hole punch, 6GB RAM, 3000mAh battery, Pixel-level camera, and a fingerprint reader, are we talking about besting the iPhone SE in record time? That’s a starting price $50 lower and double the storage. Write the headlines, folks.
source suggests that $349 price will be for 128GB model
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