Google teases Pixel 4A launch on Aug. 3 with hidden message

Rumors had been pointing to an early August launch, and Google seems to have confirmed that... as long as you know the secret code.

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Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

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We've been waiting for Google to finally announce the Pixel 4A, a successor to last year's budget-friendly Pixel 3A. First, we expected it to launch in May, during Google I/O. Then the pandemic happened. 

Over the last few months, we've seen rumors and speculation covering a wide variety of dates for its launch come and go. The current rumor has been that Google would finally unveil the device on Aug. 3. 

Google has quietly published a page on the Google Store site, as first spotted by 9to5Google, that promises the phone we've been waiting for will arrive on Aug. 3. 

Actually, the page doesn't say much, thanks to the blacked-out blocks of text. They're interactive, though, and if you click on them, you can change the color of each block. When you change them to blue, red, yellow, blue, green, and red (in that order), you'll unlock the hidden information. 

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Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

We only have a few more days until we learn more about the Pixel 4A, which we expect to be priced at $399 and come with the same camera setup as the Pixel 4 and slightly lower specifications.