The annual Google I/O developer conference that was scheduled to take place in May has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Apart from announcing new updates on the software front, the company was also expected to unveil the Google Pixel 4a mid-range phone. Last week, hands-on images of the Pixel 4a surfaced which indicated that its arrival could be close at hand. Now, a series of new images of the Pixel 4a that were shared in a private Facebook group have made way to reddit. The images showcase the design of the phone and also reveal its fabric case.
The new images reiterate previous reports that revealed that the Google Pixel 4a will be arriving with a punch-hole display. While the side bezels are quite thin, the bottom bezel is quite thick. The appearance of the phone matches its CAD renders that were shared by tipster OnLeaks at the end of 2019. The punch-hole display design reveals that the Pixel 4a won’t be featuring a Project Soli Motion sensor that was made available on the Google Pixel 4 last year.
The Settings page of the phone that can be seen in one of the images confirms the “Pixel 4a” moniker. Also, the device appears to be equipped with a native storage of 64GB. The rear panel of the smartphone has a square-shaped camera module and a fingerprint scanner. The camera module has a single camera and an LED flash.
Rumours suggest that the Google Pixel 4a will be driven by the Snapdragon 730 octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM. There is no concrete evidence on the existence of the Pixel 4a XL. A report from January had claimed that there could be a 5G-ready Pixel 4a series phone powered by the Snapdragon 765G mobile platform.
A recent report had revealed that Google is moving its production facility from China to other countries due to coronavirus concerns. It was recently reported that the search engine giant will start Pixel 4a production in Vietnam in the coming month. Supply chain issue and logistics factors may delay the arrival of the Pixel 4a.