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The Pixel 4a could look like this

Google looks certain to launch a new mid-range smartphone in May, which is rumoured to be called the Pixel 4a. We’ve seen numerous leaks and rumours over recent months, and freshly-published renders based on these reports have now given us a decent idea of what the phone could look like.

Before proceeding, we should stress that the images embedded in this article aren’t “leaked” product shots. Rather, they’re rumours in image form.

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pixel 4a render

They were created by a digital artist known as Concept Creator for Dutch tech site LetsGoDigital, and are based on an array of unconfirmed reports, leaks and good old-fashioned speculation.

One of these reports has claimed that the Pixel 4a will not adopt a couple of the Google Pixel 4’s headline features: Face Unlock and Project Soli.

Instead, it appears that the 4a will sport a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a punch-hole cutout in one of the top corners of the screen, which will house a selfie camera.

The renders also show off the handset’s rumoured single rear camera, and Concept Creator believes this will be housed within a square camera module, similar to the one that features on the Pixel 4.

He’s also shown off what the 4a could look like in a wide range of colour schemes, including black, white, orange, purple and blue. Black, white and orange colour options sound fairly likely, but we think purple and blue could be more of a case of wishful thinking.

We’re expecting Google to unleash the Pixel 4a in May. That’s because most smartphone makers work to a 12-month refresh cycle, and the Pixel 3a and 3a XL came out in, you guessed it, May 2019.

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What’s more, Google has now confirmed that the 2020 edition of its annual conference for developers kicks off on May 12. Mark it in your calendars, folks.

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