Google Pixel 4a leaks confirm a punch-hole display and a simple design

Google's next series of budget smartphones look quite familiar


Back in May this year, Google launched its Pixel 3a and 3a XL. According to Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, the launch resulted in a 2x growth in sales year-over-year in Q2 2019. Putting both of these things together, it would not be a surprise for the Pixel 4a lineup to launch in the first half of 2020. And thanks to 91mobiles and OnLeaks, we have already got a first look at the device.

Punch-hole display

The renders of the Pixel 4a show that it will be first in the Pixel lineup to sport a punch-hole display. The screen will measure between 5.7 and 5.8-inches which is an increment over the Pixel 3a’s 5.6-inch panel.

What do you think about the Pixel 4a design? (via 91mobiles)

While the side bezels around the screen are quite thick, the phone’s top and bottom bezels are a bit narrower than its predecessor. Because the bezels are smaller than the Pixel 4, we are not sure if the phone will sport the same Project Soli-based Motion Sense technology for gesture control.

Single camera setup

Just like the front selfie camera housed in the punch-hole, the back of the phone also has a single 12.2MP camera. It is housed in a protruding camera hump with an LED flash. According to OnLeaks, there will be more sensors housed in the camera module though. The finish of the device is matte, with the back also sporting a physical fingerprint sensor and Google’s logo.

Could we see new colour variants on the Pixel 4a series? (via 91mobiles)

Aside from this, the rest of the ports and buttons are standard. The right edge has the volume rocker and an orange power button while the left edge is barren. A 3.5mm headphone jack finds its place on the top edge of the device. The busiest portion of the device is the bottom edge, where you find the speakers and the Type-C USB port for charging.

Features and specifications

There is not a lot of information available on the Pixel 4a and 4a XL just yet. But they should be launched at Google I/O 2020, which usually happens around the middle of the year. The phones should come with at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, although we would like the base configuration to be bumped up to 128GB of storage. Perhaps, we may also see Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730 or 765 series powering the phone. And considering the latter has 5G support, Google may be planning to offer a 5G variant.


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