Google Pixel 4a hands-on images reveal punch-hole display and square-shaped camera module

Search engine giant Google cancelled its annual I/O Developer conference due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak. However, there’s still a possibility that the company may conduct a live stream event. Google was expected to unveil its mid-range Pixel 4a at the developer conference. Now, a leaked hands-on image of the smartphone has surfaced on the web, courtesy of Slashleaks. It gives us a first look at the budget Pixel 4a. Notably, the leaked image also corroborates the CAD-based renders that were shared last December. There are still a few months until the Pixel 4a goes official, so readers are advised to take this news lightly. 

On the display front, the leaked hands-on image reveals a single punch-hole camera cutout in the upper left corner. The display is surrounded by thin bezels. A physical fingerprint scanner is mounted in the centre on the back panel. There is a square-shaped camera module housing a single lens and an LED flash in a diagonal formation. Apart from this, the leaked image doesn’t reveal anything else. 

The Pixel 4a will arrive as the successor to last year’s Pixel 3a. The upcoming budget smartphone will be offered in standard Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL variants. Due to the thin bezels and punch-hole camera, Google will likely ditch Project Soli Motion sensor on the Pixel 4a. Past reports suggest that the regular Pixel 4a may be equipped with a Snapdragon 730 SoC while the Pixel 4a XL is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 765 processor with an integrated 5G modem. 


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