Google Pixel 4a now comes in a limited edition Barely Blue color

Google Pixel 4a now comes in a limited edition Barely Blue color

Just in time for the holidays, Google has unveiled the Pixel 4a is now available in Barely Blue. But act fast, because once supply is gone, that’s it.

Available exclusively from Google, the limited edition color costs $349 in the U.S., the same price as the Just Black version that was released in August. Other than the color, there’s nothing new about the Pixel 4a in Barely Blue; the specs are the same.

Before its launch, the Pixel 4a was actually rumored to come in the newly unveiled Barely Blue, but the phone only launched in a Just Black. At the time, rumors suggested Google was unable to procure enough manufacturing capacity for this Barely Blue color. The inability to procure manufacturing capacity could be why the new color is a limited edition.

Google Pixel 4a Specifications

SpecificationGoogle Pixel 4a
Dimensions & Weight
  • 144 x 69.4 x 8.2mm
  • 143g
Display
  • 5.81″ OLED display at 2340×1080 resolution
  • 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • single hole-punch cutout
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • Always on Display
  • Gorilla Glass 3
CPU & GPUQualcomm Snapdragon 730G

  • 2 x ARM Cortex-A76 @ 2.2GHz
  • 6 x ARM Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz

Adreno 618

Fabricated on Samsung’s 8nm LPP process

RAM & Storage6GB LPDDR4X + 128GB UFS 2.1
Battery & Charging
  • 3,140mAh
  • 18W USB Type-C Power Delivery
Security
  • Physical rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Titan M hardware security module
Rear CameraImages: 12.2MP Sony IMX363, f/1.7 aperture lens, 1.4µm pixels, 77° field-of-view, Dual Pixel Phase Detection, OIS, EIS

Videos: Up to [email protected]

Slow-motion: Up to [email protected]

Dual LED flash

Up to 7X digital zoom

Front Camera8MP Sony IMX355, f/2.0 aperture lens, 1.12µm pixels, 84° field-of-view, EIS, fixed focus
Ports
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack, 2 microphones
  • Single nano-SIM card slot (+ eSIM)
ConnectivityQualcomm Snapdragon X15 LTE modem

  • Up to 800Mbps downloads
  • Up to 150Mbps uploads

NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, WiFi 2.4GHz + 5GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.1

Other FeaturesNow Playing, New Google Assistant, Live Caption, Google Recorder app, Personal Safety app

Camera: Live HDR+, dual exposure controls, Night Sight with astrophotography, social share, Portrait Mode, Super Res Zoom

Android Version
  • Android 10, upgrade to Android 11 available
  • 3 years of Android OS upgrades
  • 3 years of monthly Android security patch updates

Announced at the beginning of August, the Pixel 4a is a mid-range device that features a 5.81-inch OLED display, Snapdragon 730G processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 3140mAh battery. The device also features a single 12MP camera and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. For the price, it’s a solid smartphone, and it looks even better in Google’s new Barely Blue.

Google Pixel 4a Forums

Since the Pixel 4a was released, Google has launched the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, which retail in the U.S. for $699 and $499, respectively. The Pixel 4a in Barely Blue is unique among Google’s lineup, and its limited-edition nature makes it even more coveted.

The Pixel 4a in Barely Blue is available now from the Google Store in the U.S. for $349. According to CNET, the color will also be available in Japan later this year.

    Google Pixel 4a
    Now available in Barely Blue, the Pixel 4a is Google's best mid-range smartphone, and one of the best mid-rangers available in the U.S.

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Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.