Dec 28th, 2019

Right on queue, the Pixel 4a leaks have kicked into high gear. A new report from @OnLeaks via 91 Mobiles reveals quite a bit about the phone hardware and a 3D render of the device gives us our first look at what design changes Google has in store for the Pixel 4a.

The phone’s display will be slightly larger at 5.7 or 5.8 inches, but Google’s design team has managed to make the body smaller than last year’s model, measuring in at 144.2 x 69.5 x 8.2mm. The reason for this is the thin, even bezel on all sizes and the hole-punch cutout for the front-facing camera.

Since the Pixel 4a will be another mid-range device, the phone only sports a single camera on the back, along with a standard rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. While this isn’t anything different from the Pixel 3a, Google has updated the Pixel 4a esthetic to be in line with the Pixel 4 by giving the phone a square camera bump.

Other hardware features include a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top edge, a USB C port, and speakers on the bottom and an accented power button next to the volume rocker on the right edge.

For now, we still don’t know what processor the Pixel 4a will use or how much RAM it will offer. It seems reasonable that Google would upgrade to 6GB of RAM like it did with the Pixel 4, but doing so may increase the price of the phone. At $399, the Pixel 3a was one of our favorite mid-range devices of 2019. Bumping that price up, even by a little, could make the Pixel 4a a bit less appealing.

As for the Pixel 4a’s launch window, all signs point to Google I/O in early May.

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