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Budget Phone With Great Camera: The New S$499 Google Pixel 4a Now Available For Pre-Order

Google has announced the launch of its new mid-range Google Pixel 4a, which comes with a host of new upgrades.

Priced at S$499, the smartphone comes in Just Black with a 5.8 inch bezel-less OLED display and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The phone has a matte finish, which includes the Pixel’s signature colour pop power button in mint.

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The new model has an increased storage space of 128GB4, with 6GB of RAM. The Pixel 4a is also installed with a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 730G Mobile Platform and a Titan M security module.

Mirroring its predecessor, the Google Pixel 4a has a HDR+ camera with dual exposure controls, Portrait Mode, Top Shot, Night Sight with astrophotography capabilities and fused video stabilisation.

According to Google, these top-tier camera features allow you to take crystal-clear night shots, and pictures of the Milky Way.

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The operating system also comes with new applications.

That includes a Recorder app, which saves and shares transcribed recordings; an all-day Adaptive Battery which adapts to your smartphone use; and Live Captions, which provides real-time (English) captioning for your calls.

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Starting from today (August 4), the Google Pixel 4a is now available for pre-order at the Google Store, Challenger and Courts.

It will be available online from 10 September on the Google Store, Challenger, Courts and Amazon Singapore, and will be available in-stores at Courts and Challenger from mid-October.

Meanwhile, Google’s first 5G-enabled Pixels — Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 — will be coming in the fall of 2020.

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