Two new Google midrangers appear, one is listed with 5G chipset
Google has introduced a midrange lineup for the first time in 2019, and fans are expecting the company to have a follow-up this year as well. According to information, the 2020 phones that should be called Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL are already in development with Snadpragon 730 and Snapdragon 765 respective chipsets.
Google usually code-names its phones after fishes, and now we have sunfish, redfin, and bramble. The first one is the device with the SD730 platform, which would compete against the Redmi K30 or the Galaxy A71 in the midrange market at a somewhat affordable price.
Redfin and Bramble are both with Snapdragon 765. However, XDA-Developers revealed the first one is made by FIH Mobile, which is a Foxconn company. It is being developed on Android 10 and thatís pretty much it. The latter lacks any information, so assumptions are one of the devices is a development board and the other is the actual expected Pixel 4a XL.
If it really has Snapdragon 765, a chipset with an integrated 5G modem, we might be looking at a phone aiming for an upper-midrange price tag and trying to compete with devices such as Oppo Reno3 Pro, Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note10 Lite.
If the price is right, it will sell well
- 21 Jan 2020
And they will cost $400
- 20 Jan 2020
It's a shame they're hamstringing the smaller model with an older, slower in all respects SoC. They should offer the 765 on both, just not licence the 5G features (and omit the extra RF/antenna hardware) if they're trying to keep prices down.
- 17 Jan 2020