Google has started releasing their lower-tiered Pixel devices, starting with the Pixel 3a which released last year. Now, we’ve patiently been waiting for any details about the Google Pixel 4a, and we just might’ve gotten a look at how the device will be. Now keep in mind, these leaks are in no way confirmed to be the Pixel 4a, but it’s the best look we’ve had thus far.
Google Pixel 4A ..
Small + Powerful Camera + Better Design than Pixel 4/XL pic.twitter.com/aEdeyhgR9C
— TechDroider (@techdroider) March 7, 2020
The leak comes from TechDroider on Twitter, via Rozetked, who shared 4 images of the supposed Google Pixel 4a in a black coloured variant. In the pictures themselves, you can see the front and back of the device, but with a case on it. The first few pictures shows off a notchless display with a punchhole camera cutout on the top left corner of the device. Adding to the ‘authenticity’ of the leak, the screenshot with the settings menu open shows that the device’s name is ‘Pixel 4a’, so there’s that.
On the rear, the leaks show a returning fingerprint scanner, camera module, along with what looks to be an official Google Pixel 4a fabric case. There’s also a cutout in the top left corner of the case, which hints to a headphone jack being in that corner. Tbh, if this is true which so far, it’s looking to be, then I’m quite excited for what Google will have to offer with their latest mid-ranger.
Though, there hasn’t been a fabric case in the colourway like the one displayed in the leaks above, which could make it a more reliable, or less so leak. I’m seriously confused on whether I should believe it or not, really.
Some things that doesn’t add up, as mentioned by 9to5Google, is that the leaks don’t show the upper speaker grill for phone calls. Not only that, but the clock isn’t visible in the status bar of the screenshots, which isn’t possible unless you use an app like SystemUI Tuner. But so far, that’s the only thing these leaks have me questioning.
Other than that, there was another leak single image leak which showed the rear of the device with no case. This one, I’m more wary of considering a very similar image was released a while back which was later debunked as fake. But it does follow the same design language as the previous, above leaks.
This leak gives us a better look at the camera module, fingerprint scanner, and the rear design. There’s also some werid a** logo at the bottom where the Google symbol should be, meaning this might be a prototype.
The camera module looks to be protruding out, similar to the Pixel 4, as well as it only having one camera and an LED flash. The back also looks to be made out of some sort of plastic, which isn’t new for the budget Pixel devices as the Pixel 3a body was a polycarbonate material.
But like I said at the start, keep in mind that these aren’t confirmed leaks. So take it with a grain of salt, but I’m choosing to believe that this might be our first look at the Google Pixel 4a. Google is expected to release two variations of the device: The Pixel 4a and 4a XL, and the devices are expected to arrive in May.