Perhaps Google wasn’t given enough credit for the Pixel 3a as it should have been. After all, it was a good device in the medium range, with a flagship camera on the back. Fast-forwarding to 2020 and we simply cannot wait for the Pixel 4a to come out. There have been rumors and leaks but nothing has been certain. Renders from OnLeaks gave us an idea of what the phone may look like though. Like its predecessor, it resembles the flagship from Google, in this case, the Pixel 4 series.
There has been some interesting development recently though. In an article on WCCFTECH.com, they have the latest information on the device. The article suggests that in this time of COVID-19 spread, it is hard for whispers to travel and leaks to come out but this one actually is a big one. The article showcases leaked images of the Pixel 4a box. The front of it, anyway. The image of the device on the front suggests that OnLeaks’ renders may have been more accurate than we gave them credit for. The device features a back similar to the Pixel 4a, with one camera though.
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What do we know about the Pixel 4a?
Well, to round off the leak, we should talk about what we know and what don’t know about the device. In an article from 9to5Google, they round up the specs that have been leaked up till now. According to the article, like its predecessor, the device would be a mid-range one. It would feature a Snapdragon 730 processor, although a 730G could have been a better option. It would support a 5.8-inch 1080 panel, albeit, with huge bezels, we assume. It would come with 6GB of RAM (that’s really good) and a 3080mAh battery. On that last bit, we are a bit skeptical about the battery life of the device. It would support 18W wireless charging but according to sources, there is no wireless option on the table.
As for the camera, the main selling point of the device. According to the reports, it would support a 12.2 MP sensor on the back and an 8 MP sensor from last year on the front. Perhaps they would be able to reduce the forehead on this a bit, given that the device would not house a plethora of sensors for the face unlock system.
For the pricing, it is still unclear how Google would go about it but it would be on the low side, that is for sure. Perhaps if they price it at $400, it would be a success like last year. Perhaps, with all these leaks and the box, we’d actually see the device sooner, than later. Recently, we got to know that the Pixel Buds 2 may be shipping in a month or so. Maybe Google has planned to launch and ship both these devices together. Guess we’d know soon.