After waiting with bated breath since October 2019, Google has finally launched the Pixel 4a. US pre-orders have already started while UK pre-orders begin next month in the UK.
The Pixel 4a is a follow up to 2019’s wildly successful Pixel 3a and 3a XL phones, which marked Google’s foray into the mid-range market, offering customers affordable alternatives to its flagship devices.
While a larger Pixel 4a XL remains unannounced, Google will release a 5G variant of the Pixel 4a this autumn, making the handset the first 5G Google phone. The 4a’s launch primes customers for the Pixel 5, which is expected this autumn, though the date has not yet been confirmed.
Here we’re looking at all the questions you might have around the brand new Pixel 4a, including price and pre-order availability.
Pixel 4a pricing – How much does the Pixel 4a cost?
The Pixel 4a costs £349/US$349 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The 5G option is set to cost £499/US$499. The release date of the 5G variant is yet to be announced, but you can sign up with Google to learn more about its launch.
The 4G Pixel 4a phone will be available in colour Just Black.
Here’s everything you can expect in terms of specs, processor, cameras, and battery life. We’ve also reviewed the Pixel 4a – see why we recommend it.
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Where to pre-order the Pixel 4a SIM-free – $50 off from BestBuy
US customers can already pre-order the Pixel 4a directly from the Google Store now, while UK customers will have to wait until 10 September. UK customers can join the waitlist now. General sales begin on 1 October.
US customers can pre-order the Pixel 4a from BestBuy and Amazon. BestBuy has $50 off pre-order deal on the handset if activated right away, which drops the price to $299.99.
While UK retailers have not yet been announced, we suspect the phone will be widely available from usual retailers such as Currys PC World, John Lewis, and Amazon.
Where to pre-order the Pixel 4a on contract
While UK retailers have not yet been announced, US carriers will include Verizon, U.S. Cellular, and Google’s own Google Fi, which works with T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular to switch seamlessly between the strongest network in any given area.
In the UK, we expect most major phone retailers and carriers currently offering the Pixel 3a to also offer the Pixel 4a, including:
We would also recommend looking at the following phone retailers for cashback contract deals:
We’ll be updating this article with more deals and UK availability as soon as it becomes available, so watch this space.