Google Pixel 4a leaked renders show off punch hole display and headphone jack
At Google I/O 2019, Google announced the Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 3a XL, the first non-flagship device in the Pixel lineup. Despite being a mid-range device at best, the Pixel 3a carried forth a lot of the camera magic from the flagship Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, making it one of the stronger camera performers in the segment. Tushar praised the camera performance in his hands-on, while Dylan praised the top-of-the-line color accuracy of the display in his display review. Right at launch, Google had promised to extend the series beyond the 3a, and its (relative) commercial success further cemented this position. The Pixel 3a helped Google double its YoY Pixel sales, and let it gain ground in the US market. The response for the new Pixel 4 series has been lukewarm, keeping in mind its unavailability in certain regions, so Google really needs a solid offering in the Pixel ‘a’ series successor to retain its progress in the market. Now, renders of the upcoming Google Pixel 4a have leaked, giving us a good look at what to expect from Google’s next trump card in the mid-range segment.
These Pixel 4a leaked renders come to us courtesy of @OnLeaks and 91Mobiles. @OnLeaks has an excellent record with his render leaks, so we are inclined to believe that the end product will largely resemble these renders. In these images, we see that the Google Pixel 4a will come with a punch-hole for the selfie camera, located in the top left corner of the display, making it the first smartphone in the Pixel lineup to come with a punch-hole display.
@OnLeaks mentions that the flat display on the Pixel 4a is expected to be around 5.7″ or 5.8″ diagonally, making it a small bump up in screen size from its predecessor. The bezels on the device appear to be decently thin, with just a small chin. The renders show off a thin earpiece on the top. The size of the bezels, especially on the forehead, suggests that the Pixel 4a might forego Project Soli’s radar technology.
On the bottom of the device, we can spot the USB Type-C port, as well as speaker grills on either side of it. On the top, we also see a 3.5mm headphone jack, which, if the final product retains it, will be a very welcome addition that will let the phone positively stand out in 2020. The left edge is barren, while the right edge houses the volume buttons and the differently-colored power button.
On the back of the Pixel 4a, we spot a square camera module that curiously houses only a singular rear camera. The Pixel 3a had a single rear camera, but the Pixel 4 made the jump to dual rear cameras. @OnLeaks has issued corrections to camera setups as recently as the Samsung Galaxy S11+, so we are still holding our breath on the possibility of more cameras. We can also spot the fingerprint sensor on the back of the device, which also hints towards the phone adopting an LCD display. Overall, the design shows that the Pixel 4a will be smaller in size thanks to the narrower bezels relative to Pixel 3a. The phone is expected to measure 144.2 x 69.5 x 8.2mm in size (9mm including the rear camera bump). From the renders, we also expect the phone to not make the jump to a glass back design.
Exact specifications of the Pixel 4a are still up in the air, but this gives us a very good look at what to expect from the Pixel 4a and the Pixel 4a XL. The phones will probably launch at Google I/O 2020, so we expect to hear more about them very soon.
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