We've been seeing more device makers embrace the hole-punch display lately as a way to give their phones an edge-to-edge screen while still having a place for the front camera. Now it looks like Google could be the next Android manufacturer to adopt the hole-punch.
New renders claim to show the Google Pixel 4a with a hole-punch in the upper-left corner of the screen. According to these CAD-based renders from 91mobiles and OnLeaks, the Pixel 4a display does still have bezels, but they're smaller than the bezels on the Pixel 3a.
Around back is a square camera bump that looks similar to the one on the Pixel 4. There's just one camera rather than two, though, and there's an LED flash as well.
We can also see a rear fingerprint reader on this Pixel 4a, which is notable because Google ditched the fingerprint reader and went all-in on face unlock with the flagship Pixel 4. The 3.5mm headphone jack is still alive on the Pixel 4a, and we can see a USB-C port on the bottom for charging.
Spec details for the Pixel 4a are still light, but it's said that the phone could have a 5.7-inch or 5.8-inch display, which would be slightly larger than the 5.6-inch screen on the Pixel 3a. Despite that larger screen, the Pixel 4a is expected to be a bit smaller in size than the Pixel 3a, coming in at 144.2 x 69.5 x 8.2mm compare to the 3a's 151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2mm.
There are not details on the Pixel 4a XL in today's report.
The Pixel 3a was the first "more affordable" Pixel phone that Google has released to date, so lots of folks have been wondering what Google might do with the follow-up to the 3a. While the hole-punch might turn some people off, the smaller bezels, fingerprint reader, and 3.5mm headphone jack could make the Pixel 4a pretty attractive too a lot of folks.