Google Pixel 4a camera samples are here, even before the phone is announced

Google Pixel 3a
The camera on the Google Pixel 3a (Image credit: Future)

We're still none the wiser as to when the Google Pixel 4a will be arriving, but a new leak has shown what the phone's rear camera could be capable of.

A tech YouTube channel called TecnoLike Plus claims to have a version of the phone ahead of it being unveiled - that's the same source that leaked this hands-on video back in March - and now they're showing us what the camera can do, as you can see in the images below, shared by the channel's founder.

You can see two camera samples from the Google Pixel 4a alongside shots taken on the Redmi Note 7. The tweet also further claims that the phone will have a 12MP camera, which matches what we've seen from other leaks in the past.

Looking at these two samples, it seems the lower megapixel Google Pixel 4a is outperforming the Redmi. The low-light image looks significantly better, and the colors look better in both Pixel 4a samples.

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What we need to remember here is that - assuming these images are even genuine - this is an early piece of hardware, so this won't necessarily be what the final device will produce. It's also likely to get software changes before launch.

That said, this is a good start for the Pixel 4a's rear camera. The Google Pixel 3a provided one of the best cameras on an affordable smartphone, so hopefully the company can replicate that with its upcoming handset.

Previous leaks from 9to5Google have suggested the phone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset with 6GB of RAM. It's thought to have a 5.81-inch display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080.

Via 9to5Google

James Peckham

James is Managing Editor for Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.