Here are renders for Google’s 4a with headphone jack and hole-punch camera

First-look renders of Google’s upcoming Pixel 4a smartphone have been leaked. The images show a hole-punch camera, along with a 3.5mm audio jack.
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The leaked images show a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the Pixel 4a. Photo: Onleaks / 91 Mobiles

The key features

This device will follow the initial release of the “a” series that started in May this year. These are mid-range pixel phones, which first started with the Pixel 3a and 3a XL.

Onleaks and 91 Mobiles report that the 4a is set to have 5k rendering 360-degree video capabilities. The punch-hole is placed on the top-left corner. This is the area that will hold the all-important selfie camera.

Furthermore, the display will be flat and hold a size between 5.7-inches and 5.8-inches. Either way, this will be an inch or two larger than the Pixel 3a, which measures at 5.6-inches.

Additionally, a thin earpiece can be seen above the screen, along with reasonably thick bezels. These are also larger than the previous offering in the “a” series. It remains to be seen if this device will support the Project Soli-based Motion Sense tech, which was introduced with the Pixel 4.

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Onleaks have been the first to report on many Android-based renders this year. Photo: Onleaks / 91 Mobiles

Other panels

On the flip side, the back holds a matte finish and Google’s “G” logo is placed at the bottom. There is a camera jump on the top left, resembling the same design of other current-generation pixels and iPhones.

On the right edge, the volume control is placed, alongside an orange power button. There is no action on the left edge, with it being left blank this time around. However, the top edge is where the action happens. This is where the headphone jack, USB Type-C port, and speaker grilles are positioned.

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The right side of the 4a is set to hold the power button and volume controls. Photo: Onleaks / 91 Mobiles

When it comes to the overall size, the 4a is set to be smaller than its predecessor thanks to narrower bezels on the body. It will measure at 144.2 x 69.5 x 8.2mm in size.

Other details

At the moment, there are not many known features of the Pixel 4a. Although, it is expected to be launched within the first half of 2020, at the Google I/O developer conference.

The renders showed a variation with a black front and white back. However, there are also reports that a purple edition could be available when released. There could also be other colors, such as a replication of the Pixel 4’s orange.

91 Mobiles claims that the phone should hold at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage as a standard. Furthermore, the chip is likely to be one from the Snapdragon 730 or 765 series. With 5G set to be the craze in 2020, it won’t be a surprise to see this phone making use of the technology.

With phone manufacturers disfavoring the traditional headphone jack these days, it’s refreshing to see an upcoming release implement it.

Despite companies trying to force out its use, mobile phone users still find it convenient and many would still prefer to have it there as an option to use.

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