Last year, before announcing a Pixel 4 flagship phone series in October, Google introduced Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones with budget-friendly pricing. The Search Engine Giant will launch this year, along with competitive pricing tags, with Google Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL with lower specifications. The code names of the forthcoming Google Pixel 4a series have been spotted by XDA Developers in AOSP that point to the company working on three different mid-range Pixel phones this year.
Google is used to naming their Pixel smartphones internally based on fish, and the Pixel 4a line-up is also planned with the names “redfin,” “sunfish” and “bramble.” The “Sunfish” is the SD730 model, which would compete in the midrange market against the Redmi K30 or the Galaxy A71, at a relatively affordable price and this phone does not support 5G.
Meanwhile, on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 platform, which features 5G connectivity, the “redfin” and “bramble” devices are being developed. To date, there has been no word on the 5G mid-range Pixel smartphones but their addition could be a game-changer. The Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile is developing the device “redfin,” while the “bramble” is developing with Android 10 and Android 11. Although not mentioned, Google may be working on both 5G and now-5G Pixel 4a variants. In markets where 5G is not yet available, the company can launch the 4G version of the handset.