Google Pixel 4a Leaks out in Retail Packaging; Hints at an Imminent Release

  • Google’s upcoming mid-ranger, the Pixel 4a has leaked out with its retail packaging, leaving very little to the imagination.
  • This confirms that the phone will only have a single camera on the back, while borrowing design elements from the Pixel 4 flagship.
  • The Pixel 4a was expected to be announced at Google I/O, but with the event now canceled, there’s no precise timeframe available for the phone’s announcement.

Multiple reports over the past few months have given us a very good idea about Google’s hardware strategy for 2020. Much like last year, the company was rumored to be launching a mid-range version of its flagship that launched a few months prior, which in this case is the Pixel 4.

Well, known as the Pixel 4a, this new smartphone has appeared in multiple leaks so far. But the latest leak of this handset may just be the most convincing yet. An image coming from Slashleaks has revealed the retail packaging of the Pixel 4a.

This tells us that Google is very close to announcing the handset followed by a wide release of the smartphone, particularly in regions where the Pixel 4 wasn’t sold for a variety of reasons. However, it’s clear by now that this won’t be a powerhouse in terms of hardware specs.

Google Pixel 4a Retail Box

The retail packaging also reveals the back panel of the smartphone suggesting that it will only have one camera and an LED flash near it. This is despite packing a bigger camera cutout on the back which looks very similar to the Pixel 4’s dual-camera layout. Unfortunately, this is only a cosmetic addition.

A leak from last month suggested that the Pixel 4a will come with a 12MP rear camera as well as a 3,080 mAh battery. The phone will reportedly sport a 5.81-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 2340 x 1080. There’s no clarity at this point about a release timeframe for this smartphone.

Although it was previously believed that Google will launch this during I/O 2020, there’s some uncertainty right now given that Google has canceled the event entirely. Perhaps Google will host an online announcement of the smartphone with pricing and availability information for global markets.

What do you make of the Pixel 4a? Will you pick one up when it reaches the shelves?

Source: SlashLeaks

Via: GSM Arena