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The Google Pixel 5a leak reveals a well-recognized design with an up to date dual-rear digital camera setup

Well, another upcoming Google phone has just leaked in all its glory, continuing Google’s rich tradition of loosely keeping its hardware secrets. This time the center will be taken over by the Pixel 5a, the successor to the beloved Pixel 4a. The leak, courtesy of OnLeaks (via Voice), shows the Pixel 5a in all its glory and shows off a very, very familiar design. It’s actually scratching. The Pixel 5a looks identical to the Pixel 4a 5G.

A design identical to the Pixel 4a 5G, but I’ll take it

On the front, you get the same clean design as the Pixel 4a – sleek bezels on top and foils, an eye-catching chin, and a hole-punch in the selfie camera in the top-left corner. The OLED display reportedly measures 6.2 inches with an FHD + resolutionHowever, it is unclear whether the Pixel 5a jumps to a refresh rate of 90 Hz or, like its predecessor, sticks to a conventional 60 Hz panel.

Image: OnLeaks / Voice

On the back there is a circular camera island (square with rounded corners) with two image lenses and an LED flash. Yes, two cameras, from the Single Snapper on the Pixel 4a. The leak doesn’t go into great detail about the imaging hardware, but the second snapper is likely an ultra-wide angle camera. However, the configuration should be the same as that of the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5.

Finally two reversing cameras!

And given Google’s love of using the same camera hardware on their phones over and over again, We can expect a 12MP primary camera sitting next to a 16MP ultrawide snapper back. While that sounds like crap, Google is improving image output with each generation by tweaking the sensors and using its magic of computer photography. And hey, two sensors offer the Pixel 5a more versatility than the single rear-view camera on its predecessor, so no complaints on my part.

Image: OnLeaks / Voice

And oh The unibody back wall is again made of plastic. A physical fingerprint sensor mounted on the back takes over the authentication tasks. The Pixel 5a keeps the 3.5mm headphone jack and there are stereo speakers too. In addition, the upcoming Google offering is said to be 2.3mm larger, 0.8mm narrower and 0.6mm thicker than the Pixel 4a 5G.

The 3.5 mm headphone jack is still there, as are the stereo speakers

Unfortunately, there is no word on the rest of the specs such as the processor that powers it, the battery capacity, the storage, etc. Similarly, details on pricing and launch date are also currently known. But given the Pixel 4a’s starting frame, We can assume that the Pixel 5a will debut sometime in August this year, when the first stable build of Android 12 comes out.

Image: OnLeaks / Voice

Nadeem Sarwar

I’ve been writing about consumer technology for over three years, having worked with names like NDTV and Beebom in the past. Aside from the latest news, I’ve checked out my fair share of devices that range from smartphones and laptops to smart home devices. I’ve also interviewed tech managers and appeared as a moderator on YouTube videos talking about the latest and greatest gadgets.

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