Google I/O 2020 may be cancelled, but it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the search company could be prepping the mid-range variants of last year’s Pixel 4 series. Recently, images of what could be the Pixel 4a made its way online, which means that a launch could be imminent.
The images appear to have first been posted by Slashleaks. In one of the images, we can see the front of the alleged Pixel 4a and its use of a punch hole display, with said punch hole located in a pretty unorthodox position to the top-left of the screen.
It’s unorthodox to us because most smartphone manufacturers to date typically have the punch hole situated either to far-left or far-right corner of the display or simply place it smack dab in the middle of the display’s forehead. Also, the choice of using a punch hole display is also an odd choice in its own right, considering that both the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL employ a thick top bezel.
On that note, the sides of the supposed Pixel 4a’s display are also more rounded and seem to be edge-to-edge. Given the blurriness of the image, though, it’s difficult to ascertain this point for now.
The other image basically shows the back of the device. We can see that the phone will have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a square-shaped camera housing at the top corner of the phone. However, it’s clear in this picture that the main camera module only houses a single camera sensor, rather than the dual-camera array that is used in the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL.
As always, the veracity of these images have yet to be confirmed, so take this bit of news with a large grain of salt.