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Upcoming Google Smartphone “Pixel 4a” May Launch With a Starting Price $399

There's a hole-punch selfie camera in the display and may come with a 3,080mAh battery

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Google is expected to unveil the device with a 5.81-inch display is, FHD+ with 1080 by 2,340-pixel resolution at 443 ppi. It is also worth noting that the screen appears to have a 60Hz refresh rate - not 90Hz. Pixabay

Famed leakster Evan Blass has tweeted images of billboard ad mockups for the upcoming Google’s Pixel 4a smartphone and one of which says that the starting price of the device will be $399.

The mockups also confirm the design of the handset including the punch hole on the display, a single camera at the back and a physical fingerprint scanner.

In terms of specifications, the device is likely to pack in the Snapdragon 730 chipset, which will be backed by 6GB of RAM, and 64GB of non-expandable internal storage.

YouTube channel TechnoLike Plus recently shared an extensive hands-on with the purported midrange device, showing new design with that smudge-laden matte plastic black back casing, which also includes a rear fingerprint scanner.

According to the new leaks, the Pixel 4a has tried to match the design of the standard Google Pixel 4 very closely.

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Famed leakster Evan Blass has tweeted images of billboard ad mockups for the upcoming Google’s Pixel 4a smartphone and one of which says that the starting price of the device will be $399. Wikimedia Commons

The device is expected to feature a 5.81-inch display is, FHD+ with 1080 by 2,340-pixel resolution at 443 ppi. It is also worth noting that the screen appears to have a 60Hz refresh rate – not 90Hz.

But unlike the Pixel 4’s dual sensor at the back, the budget 4a is likely to have a single 12MP sensor that can record 4K video, in addition to a rear fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm headphone jack, and the same USB-C port and bottom-facing speakers.

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There’s a hole-punch selfie camera in the display and may come with a 3,080mAh battery. (IANS)

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Google Starts Showing Locations of Food, Night Shelters in Cities Across India

People can also enter the above queries into Google Search, or ask their Google Assistant on smartphones or on a KaiOS device

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The tech giant said it is working closely with state and central government authorities to surface the locations of these relief centres. Pixabay

Google on Monday said it has started showing the locations of food shelters and night shelters in cities across India on its services like Maps, to help people especially migrant workers find relief centers with ease.

The tech giant said it is working closely with state and central government authorities to surface the locations of these relief centres. “As the COVID-19 situation develops, we are making a concerted effort to build solutions that help people during these times of need,” Anal Ghosh, Senior Programme Manager, Google India, said in a statement.

“Highlighting the locations of food and night shelters on Google Maps is a step to make this information easily available to the users in need, and ensure they can avail the food and shelter services being provided by the government authorities,” Ghosh said.

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People can now find these locations in 30 cities at the moment on Google Maps, Search and Google Assistant. This will soon be available in Hindi, Google said, adding that the company is working towards making the facility available in other Indian languages over the coming weeks, as well as adding additional shelters in more cities across the country.

People can also enter the above queries into Google Search, or ask their Google Assistant on smartphones or on a KaiOS device. In the coming days, it will become even easier to access this feature, with features like quick-access shortcuts that will appear beneath the search bar on the Google Maps app, shortcuts on Google Maps on KaiOS feature phones, and food and night shelter pins appearing on the map by default when the Maps app is first opened, Google said.

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Google on Monday said it has started showing the locations of food shelters and night shelters in cities across India on its services like Maps, to help people especially migrant workers find relief centers with ease. Pixabay

“With the help of volunteers, NGOs, and traffic authorities, we hope to convey this important information to the affected people, many of whom may not have access to a smartphone or mobile device during this time,” informed Ghosh.

Google Maps is also offering user location data to help public health officials spot increase or decrease of movement across high-level categories of places � such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces and residential areas.

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Health officials in India can go to the ‘COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports’ website, pick the country and download a PDF that charts the community movements. (IANS)