The Google Pixel 4a is expected to land as an affordable alternative to Google Pixel 4 soon, but it could be even more affordable than we expected, with the latest rumors suggesting it will cost just $349 (about £285 / AU$540).
Stephen Hall (managing editor of 9to5Google) reported that claim in a tweet and he added that his source suggests that the price is for a 128 GB model.
Because we’ve seen evidence elsewhere that there might be a 64 GB Pixel 4a, the starting price may be even lower.
But even if the price of the Pixel 4a starts at $349, that’s still lower than we expected , given that the Google Pixel 3a started at $399 for 64 GB of storage, and a few previous rumors had also put the Pixel 4a at that price.
A lower price would make some sense though, because in some regions the Google Pixel 4 was cheaper to launch than the Google Pixel 3.
If Google is pricing the Pixel 4a at the rumored level then it would also be a stronger rival to the iPhone SE, which is probably one of the biggest competitors of the phone.
The new iPhone SE starts for 64 GB of storage at $399/ £419 / AU$749 – so in other words, if this rumor is right then the Google Pixel 4a will cost less and give you more storage.
We ‘d take all of this with a bit of caution, of course, as it’s just a rumor for now, and is at odds with an earlier one, but an exciting prospect is a $349 Pixel 4a.
We should know the official price fairly soon, as the release date for Google Pixel 4a is rumored to be June 5.