If you’re wondering how Google is handling the Pixel 4a launch, the answer is not very well, considering that the price of the smartphone has now been leaked accidentally by the company. This follows several sneak peeks of the handset including purported photos and videos having made it to the Internet.
The latest update comes from well known tipster Evan Blass who posted what appear to be billboard mock-ups of the Google Pixel 4a which should have been circulating internally via company emails or such. According to one of these images, the phone will carry a price tag of $399.
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the headlines, this is also how much the upcoming budget iPhone is supposed to cost. The pictures even seem to confirm the Pixel 4a design language. In case they’re genuine, Google won’t be experimenting with giant foreheads like it did with the Pixel 4 and 4XL devices.
The unsavory top bezel was a necessity in the company’s flagship 2019 series due to its Soli radar feature for tracking hand gestures. Since Google is aiming for the budget Android smartphone market with the 4a (and 4a XL?), we didn’t expect this tech to come with it of course.
Alleged hands-on video preview of the Google 4a, probably a test unit, posted on YouTube
Google has canceled its annual I/O developer conference due to the COVID-19 outbreak. So it’s not certain if the company will stick to the anticipated schedule and unveil the Pixel 4a through a digital event in May itself or wait for a better window.
In terms of specifications, the Google Pixel 4a XL and Pixel 4a are highly likely to arrive in black and white color options. Users could look forward to a mid-range Snapdragon processor, Android 10, up to 6GB of RAM, a dual SIM tray and 3D face recognition under the hood.
As you can see from the images and video, the bezels may be kept to a minimum. The front punch-hole style camera will sit on the upper left-hand side. A fingerprint sensor might be found on the rear along with an unnecessarily large squarish area raised on the upper right side for a single camera and a flash unit.
Disappointed by the lack of more juicy hardware details? So are we.