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Leaked Google Pixel 4a (5G) marketing renders confirm relatively large chin and dual cameras for US$499 smartphone

The Pixel 4a (5G) as shown by John Lewis. (Image source: John Lewis)
The Pixel 4a (5G) as shown by John Lewis. (Image source: John Lewis)
John Lewis has, perhaps mistakenly, revealed the design of the Pixel 4a (5G) before its release next week. Google's mid-tier smartphone for this year will share many of its components with the Pixel 5, except for its rather larger bottom bezel and 3.5 mm headphone jack. The Pixel 4a (5G) is not expected to support wireless charging either, but it will have three cameras and a capacitive fingerprint scanner.
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A UK retailer has inadvertently leaked the design of the Google Pixel 4a (5G) ahead of the device's September 30 announcement. Roland Quandt has already reported that the Pixel 4a (5G) will have a 6.2-inch screen, along with a Snapdragon 765G chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Now, John Lewis has effectively confirmed most of Quandt's assertions plus offered us a first look at the upcoming device.

Firstly, the Pixel 4a (5G) appears to have a thicker bottom bezel than the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 do, at least from the marketing renders that have been uploaded. The bezel is not as thick as the one on the Pixel 3a, but it is larger than the other three bezels on the Pixel 4a (5G). John Lewis has also confirmed that the Pixel 4a (5G) will have a punch-hole display like the Pixel 4a, along with a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a capacitive fingerprint scanner mounted on its plastic back panel.

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(Image source: John Lewis)

Additionally, the device will have two rear-facing cameras, an LED flash and what appears to be the spectral/flicker sensor from the Pixel 4 series. Presumably, the Pixel 5 will retain this as Quandt claims that the two devices will share the same 12.2 MP primary and 16 MP ultra-wide-angle cameras. The white power button shown by John Lewis essentially confirms that the Pixel 4a (5G) is on the right of the teaser image published by Google last month. By extension, this would make the Pixel 4a (5G) larger than the Pixel 5, which reportedly has a 6.0-inch display.

The Pixel 4a (5G) will retail for £499 in the UK and US$499. Google will supposedly sell black and white versions of the device, but it will only be available with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-09-24 (Update: 2020-09-25)