“Sunfish” is the Google Pixel 4a with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730

“Sunfish” is the Google Pixel 4a with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730

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For the past few weeks, we’ve been tracking three code-names we suspect relate to in-development Google Pixel devices: sunfish, redfin, and bramble. Thanks to the extremely-reliable @OnLeaks, we know that Google is working on a follow-up to the Pixel 3a that’s unsurprisingly expected to be called the Pixel 4a. Although we recently stumbled upon evidence that ties the sunfish, redfin, and bramble code-names to the Pixel 2020 mid-range series, we lacked definitive evidence that linked these code-names to specific marketing names.

Renders of the rumored Google Pixel 4a. Source: @OnLeaks x 91Mobiles

Now, however, I discovered code that directly links the name “Google Pixel 4a” to the “sunfish” code-name. Since we know that “sunfish” is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 mobile platform, we now expect the Pixel 4a to be powered by that SoC. Unfortunately, I can’t share the specific evidence that we used to come to this conclusion since the source we inspected contains a lot of other useful information that I would rather not lose access to. This already happened when we first publicized our discovery of the three suspected 2020 mid-range Pixel code-names we found in AOSP.

In any case, what our latest discovery means is that we know the Google Pixel 4a will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC, so it won’t support 5G connectivity. There’s still a possibility that either redfin, bramble, or both code-names end up as part of the Pixel 4a series with the 5G-enabled Qualcomm Snapdragon 765. However, apart from those two code-names, we haven’t seen any definitive evidence for the existence of another Pixel 4a model.

We will, of course, continue tracking these code-names to find out more information. Thanks to @OnLeaks, we know that the Pixel 4a will have a 5.7-5.8-inch single hole-punch display, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, a rear fingerprint scanner, and a single rear camera. The Pixel 3a was hugely successful for Google, and if Google plays its cards right, the Pixel 4a could prove to be another success.