An official render of the Google Pixel 4a has appeared on the Google Store ahead of launch. The image shows one Google Pixel 4a model in black with a green power button. It shows in detail the phone’s front-facing camera (in the form of a hole punch) and a single-camera design on the back that resembles its older sibling, the Pixel 4. There’s a nice speaker grill on top and a fingerprint sensor on the back.
For those who haven’t been following, the Pixel 4a has extensively leaked, and we know just about everything there is to know about it.
It’s a true successor to the 3a in that it’s going to launch at an affordable price (somewhere in the $300 to $400 range, we’ve heard), it has a lower-end Snapdragon 730 system-on-a-chip, and it has lesser specs in general than the other phones Google is supposedly launching this year — a plastic body, a single camera, a smallish battery, and a smallish screen.
We’ve heard all Pixel 4a models will have a 3080 mAh battery and 6GB of RAM, and all the latest evidence suggests that there will only be one storage size: 128GB. We’re told the phone will have the usual 18w fast charging via USB-C, but once again, Google is skipping out on Qi wireless charging for their lower-end entry.
Last week, Google accidentally revealed the three names of its forthcoming smartphones: Google Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5. We have a running theory as to how the latter two fit with the leaks we’ve seen so far, but the Pixel 4a is definitely the least mysterious of the few.