Google Pixel 4a slated for a late May release, according to leaked documents
A lot of smartphone releases have been delayed or suspended indefinitely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Physical events are increasingly being replaced with livestream-based alternatives. The upcoming Google Pixel 4a series has also suffered a similar fate.
Earlier rumors indicated that Google would unveil the Pixel 4a series at Google I/0 2020. With the event canceled in its entirety, it was anybody's guess as to when we would get to see Google's newest mid-rangers.
German publication Caschy's Blog has stumbled upon some internal documents from Vodafone Germany that peg the Google Pixel 4a series' release date at May 22nd. The timing seems reasonably accurate, considering that the phone's predecessor -the Google Pixel 3a- was unveiled on May 7th, 2019, at Google I/O. International availability will vary, though, as several countries are in different stages of lockdown, effectively disallowing the sale of smartphones.
It'll be interesting to see how the market receives the Google Pixel 4a series. While many people will welcome the availability of a sub-$500 Pixel phone, there's always the looming specter of the similarly-priced iPhone SE 2020 that threatens the phones' very existence.