Google accidentally revealed the currently unreleased Pixel 4a Smartphone through a politician render uploaded to the Google Store website. Although the corporate has yet to officially announce when it’ll unveil its latest mid-range phone, the Pixel 4a has been expected to arrive for a few time. Following this latest ‘leak,’ that unveiling could be happening sooner instead of later.
The Pixel phone series is Google’s plan to offer a first-party Android Smartphone experience for those that want one. With the most Pixel phones being premium devices and coming with an equally expensive tag attached, Google launched the Pixel 3a (and 3a XL) in 2019 to supply consumers a more affordable Smartphone option. However, Google has recently discontinued manufacturing of the Pixel 3a series, leading to a mid-range gap in its lineup.
Another noticeable difference is that the presence of a rear fingerprint sensor, which suggests the Pixel 4a probably won’t have a 3D face recognition system such as you get on Google’s current flagship phone. And sadly, while tons of mid-range and even budget phones now sport dual-lens rear cameras, it appears the Pixel 4a will only accompany one rear shooter.
Furthermore, the marginally more rounded sides of the Pixel 4a and lack of any seams or gaps suggest that the Pixel 4a will feature a plastic back rather than the metal and glass construction used on the quality Pixel 4.
Rumor has it Google will release two additional Pixels this year: the Pixel 4a 5G and therefore the Pixel 5. While both will almost certainly boast greater performance than the Pixel 4a, in conjunction with 5G support, neither phone is predicted to deliver true high-end performance, because Google might use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G chip rather than the company’s top-of-the-line flagship Snapdragon 865/865+ processor.
Regardless, the Pixel 3a was our favorite mid-range phone of 2019, therefore the Pixel 4a will have tons of live up to when it finally becomes available later this summer.
What stands out the most here is the date “12th May” mentioned on the render. This is a solid confirmation that the device is actually Pixel 4A since Google did originally plan to launch the 4A during its annual developer’s conference before it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whether or not it will be announced alongside the Pixel 5 remains to be seen, so do check back with us in the near future for more updates.