Pixel 4A will be Google's first 5G camera phone, say latest rumors

Pixel 4A rumors
(Image credit: @OnLeaks x @91mobiles)

The Pixel 4A looks like it could introduce the Google Pixel range of camera phones to 5G mobile data speeds, according to recent detective work by the folks at XDA Developers. After dissecting a Pixel 4 firmware dump, they were able to discern two chipsets that would be used in the 4A-series – sensational sleuthing. The first, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765, which will feature Qualcomm’s 5G modem, and the second a Snapdragon 730, which won’t. 

This comes after leaked renders of the devices from OnLeaks and 91 Mobiles that showcase the design of the new Pixels, complete with Honor 20-style punch hole notches and a square camera surround at the back. While the Pixel 3A introduced the concept of bringing Pixel quality cameras to the masses, the Pixel 4A doesn’t look set to mirror the camera of the Pixel 4 like-for-like. Instead of the Pixel 4’s dual-camera, based on these leaks, it looks like the 4A has only got the flagship’s primary camera, ditching the telephoto lens.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.