Google Pixel 4a 5G leak offers a peek at dual camera upgrade

The front looks familiar, but leaked renders shows boosted photography options on the back.

Published on August 25, 2020
2 min read

The Pixel 4a is available for pre-order now (releasing 10 September) and we already know that the 5G version of the Pixel 4a and the flagship Pixel 5 are coming later this year to add to an ever-growing stable of Android smartphones. While the Pixel 5 is still shrouded in mystery, recent insights from reputable leaker @OnLeaks (in collaboration with ) offers a first glimpse at what to expect from the look of the Pixel 4a (5G) handset.

What is the Pixel 4a (5G)?

Google Pixel smartphones come in a couple of core varieties: the premium-priced numbered variety (Google Pixel 4 is the latest) and the more moderately priced ‘a’ follow-ups. Functionally, the Pixel 4a (5G) model is anticipated to be a slightly more expensive take on the Pixel 4a, albeit with 5G functionality. There aren’t too many 5G phones on the market in Australia at the moment, so another handset that ticks the 5G box is great. While certain countries won’t receive the Pixel 4a (5G), Google has confirmed that Australia will get the handset.

What’s familiar and what’s new for the Pixel 4a (5G)?

According to the @OnLeaks/91Mobiles renders, the Google Pixel 4a 5G looks familiar when put face-up next to the soon-to-be-released non-5G Pixel 4a model. As per the render, volume and power buttons are in the same place as the 4a on the right edge, while the top-left selfie punch hole cut-out camera is still in use. Google Pixel 4a (5G) purchasers will be working with a flat screen and minimal bezels to maximise screen real estate. None of this is particularly surprising.

Flip the Pixel 4a (5G) handset over, though, and you’ll find some new features. The leaked renders suggest a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and – the bigger news – a camera module that includes dual cameras, LED flash, and a third unknown sensor.

At the top of the leaked renders is a 3.5mm headphone jack (it’s good to see its return), while underneath is a Type-C USB port for charging and data transfers, which is flanked by dual speakers. It’s also rumoured that the Pixel 4a (5G) will be available in black or white.

When is the Pixel 4a (5G) available?

Google has said that the Google Pixel 4a (5G) will be available at some point during Australia’s spring (so, between September and November), with pre-orders rumoured to start around 8 October.

How much will the Pixel 4a (5G) cost?

Google has announced that the Pixel 4a (5G) will be priced “from $799RRP”, which is $200 more than the soon-to-be-released non-5G Pixel 4a ($599RRP).

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