Recently, it was reported that Google might be working on three mid-range Pixel smartphones. The search engine giant is expected to announce the upcoming Pixel 4a as the successor to last year’s Pixel 3a. Last month, the smartphone was also revealed in CAD-based renders. Now the Pixel 4a has been spotted on the benchmarking website, Geekbench. The listing reveals some interesting specifications of the upcoming device. It hints at a Samsung Exynos 8895 chipset instead of a Qualcomm processor. The Exynos chip is a dated processor found in 2017’s flagship Galaxy S8 and Note 8 devices.
The Geekbench 5 listing reveals that the Pixel 4a packs 4GB RAM and runs Android 10. It managed to score 385 points in the single-core test and recorded 1,625 points in the multi-core test. It’s worth noting that the Geekbench listing could be fake, as the smartphone is unlikely to be powered by an outdated Exynos chipset.
As per a past report by XDA Developers, the standard Pixel 4a is codenamed Sunfish. It is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 730 SoC. On the other hand, the Pixel 4a XL codenamed as Redfin could arrive with the more powerful Snapdragon 765G processor with 5G connectivity. To recall, both the Pixel 3a and 3a XL were powered by the Snapdragon 675 chipset.
The Pixel 4a is expected to feature a punch-hole display measuring 5.7 or 5.8-inches. The CAD-based renders reveal a thicker bottom chin, a square-shaped rear camera module and a conventional fingerprint scanner. The Pixel 4a smartphones will run Android 10 out of the box. Google is likely to ditch the Project Soli Motion sensor on the Pixel 4a which means that the device could arrive at an affordable price tag.
The Pixel 4a is expected to debut at Google’s annual I/O developer conference in May later this year.