The Google Pixel 4a leaks again, 'all-screen' design in tow

The Google Pixel 4a leaks again, 'all-screen' design in tow
We recently had a sneak peek at the Pixel 4a, and now the leaked design has been somewhat reaffirmed by case maker renders of Google's upcoming 2020 midranger that will be taking the affordable camera prowess torch from the Pixel 3a.

Last year was the first that saw Google release both a high-end and entry level devices in its Pixel portfolio of homebrew phones, to a little fanfare but great success given the price-to-value ratio of the 3a.

It offers the same awesome computational photography that its larger and more equipped brethren have, meaning excellent photos in all situations, but keeps it plastic and unassuming to get costs down to $399 or less if you get in on sale.

We say great success because the latest data on the most popular phone brands in the US pegged Google's Pixel line in third place, and the cheaper "a" version is most likely to blame, as Google was not even cracking the market share percentage point  in previous years.

The case renders depict a regular audio jack, square camera isle with a single lens, and what will most likely be a fingerprint reader on the back of the phone. The big change at the front is the punch hole display that finally lets Google do away with the huge top and bottom bezels, turning the Pixel 4a into a true child of the new decade, "all-screen" phones and some such. 

We'd wager to guess that it won't be powered by the latest and greatest chipsets, but the awesome photography wrapped in an affordable package, now with a larger display in the same footprint, will more than make up for it, what do you think?

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Pixel 4a
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, Octa-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery 3200 mAh

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10 Comments

1. foldablephone

Posts: 78; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

What’s the point of having a huge square camera bump when there’s only a single lens taking up a small area lol

2. notfair

Posts: 776; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

exactly what I was also wondering. what a stupid design.

5. androiduser

Posts: 556; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Holy s**t this phone looks amazing, put Snapdragon 765 in it and it will compete with flagships and destroy them, why? Because that processor is very powerful yet very efficient, not more powerful than snapdragon 855 but it's cpu is better than 845, it's also built on 7nm euv process, the plastic design in my opinion is great too. Please Google don't screw this phone up. Or at least give us a more expensive version with snapdragon 765

4. LEEDAQ

Posts: 213; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

yup what a waste of space for no reason. It just gives more change to fkup the rear

3. surethom

Posts: 1748; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Still only a single lens, Google is always 1 or 2 years behind, they need at least 2x optical zoom

9. tokuzumi

Posts: 2004; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I agree on the optical zoom. But the single lens camera takes awesome photos. I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything with my 3a and its "archaic" single lens camera. Viewing camera samples from comparison articles/videos confirms this as well. Having multiple cameras on the back doesn't make the phone take better pictures.

6. inFla

Posts: 220; Member since: Aug 17, 2018

Why do they call these marketing ploys "leaks"?

8. rsiders

Posts: 2038; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

How ugly and cheap do you want it to look? Google: yes.

10. tokuzumi

Posts: 2004; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Looking forward to this phone. This will replace my almost 2 year old S9.

11. Valdomero

Posts: 707; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

If this phone comes to be a good phone, I'll definitely change my iPhone for this one.

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