Tweet Claims Pixel 4a Launch Delayed Again: Possible Launch in July with Two Colours & No 5G Support

People have been eagerly waiting for the Pixel 4a. Perhaps after the below-par response for the Pixel 4, this budget phone would actually do the thing. And, just as we saw with the Pixel 3a, people would be drawn to the camera. That and the promised software updates give this phone a stellar attractive nature. To top it all off, the price point: it’s just that good! So, a while back we heard rumors that the device would come out sometime in May. It was then added that due to the COVID-19 spread, this date would be delayed. We now look at a tweet from Jon Prosser and what his sources tell him.

Looking over the contents of the tweet, we first go over the launch date. According to Jon, and his sources, the launch was pushed to June and now it has been pushed ahead again. He believes that the current plan is to announce the device sometime in July (July 13, according to him). He also adds that there will only be two colors for the device, although I liked the panda white color too. These are Just Black and Barely Blue.

While that is the case and a lot of consumers won’t be bummed out by the colors, there is another development. According to Jon’s tweet, the device won’t have 5G compatibility. There were a bunch of rumors floating around this idea but Jon has put them all to rest. Perhaps this is some measure from Google to cut the cost. Meanwhile, if you think about it, even budget phones offer 5G support, so Google doesn’t get a pass on that.

He suspends the tweet by adding that while Google has it’s stock ready, it is because of the market analysis that they are not announcing/launching.

Sarmad Burki


Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.