Pixel 4a leaks continue with camera review and photo samples

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Details of Google’s new Pixel phone have leaked out before the device’s launch.

A slew of photos taken by the Google Pixel 4a have been shared this weekend. The shots come from TechnoLike Plus, the source of that Pixel 4a hands-on video that surfaced nearly two months ago. They also posted a video review of the Pixel 4a camera in Spanish.

The images show off several of the Pixel 4a camera features, including portrait mode, the software zoom, Night Sight, and astrophotography. A Google Photos album is available that includes images taken by the Pixel 4a at original quality.

Pixel 4a portrait mode camera sample

The folks at XDA-Developers also spilled a bit more info on the Pixel 4a’s camera hardware and these photos. It’s said that the Pixel 4a camera includes a 12.2MP Sony IMX363 sensor, the same as the main cam in the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4. The Pixel 4a’s rear cam also includes an f/1.73 aperture and 1.4µm pixel size. 

The single front-facing camera on the Pixel 4a is an 8MP snapper with Sony IMX355 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, and 1.14µm pixel size.

Pixel 4a outdoor photo camera sample

As for the images themselves, XDA believes that these Pixel 4a photos have “excellent detail, balanced noise reduction with visible luminance noise, adequate (but not best in class) dynamic range, and great color accuracy.” Night Sight is touted as being just as good as you’d expect, too, but exposure is one area where the Pixel 4a isn’t quite as strong.

One thing to keep in mind while reviewing these photos is that the Pixel 4a that took them is still running pre-release software. That means that Google could continue to tweak and improve the Pixel 4a and its camera processing before the new phone is actually available to the public.

Google’s Pixel smartphones are known for having top-quality camera performance, and so it’s no surprise to see that the Pixel 4a will be no different. Rumors say that the Pixel 4a could launch later this month at a price of $399. If that’s the case, then the Pixel 4a could be one of the best bang-for-your-buck phones on the market, much like the Pixel 3a before it.

Pixel 4a astrophotography camera sample

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