It’s no secret that Google’s budget phone, the Pixel 4a, will be releasing sometime soon. But for some reason, both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL are currently on sale. The price for both Pixel phones have been slashed by $300 off.
The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL first came out in October of 2019. Both are equipped with very capable specs and, true to the Pixel’s reputation, a very good camera system. It seems that despite the glowing specs of the Pixel 4 and 4XL, one of the major criticisms was that the devices were overpriced. Costing $899 and $999 respectively, both phones carry a Snapdragon 855 processor with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. They also have a 90Hz screen and, of course, the latest Android software.
Best Buy has now slashed the price for both phones on their site with the 6.3-inch Pixel 4XL priced at $699 for the 128GB variant and the 5.7-inch Pixel 4 for $599. The 64GB variants are even cheaper at $599 for the Pixel 4XL and $499 for the Pixel 4. The large decrease in its price makes it almost silly to buy the upcoming budget Pixel 4a, which is rumored to retail around $399.
And while no official specs have been released for the incoming Pixel 4a, a number and leaks have already surfaced. From these reports, we can presume that the Pixel 4a will have an all-plastic body housing a 5.81-inch display, Snapdragon 730, up to 128GB storage, 4GB of RAM, a single 12.2MP rear camera, and an 8MP selfie camera. When compared to the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL, there are slight differences that, in different circumstances, would be a good thing. But at the current price the Pixel 4a and Pixel 4XL are at, it may prove difficult to justify buying the new Pixel 4a.