A case from U.K-based smartphone case maker, ESR Gear, has leaked hinting that the Pixel 4a is capable of wireless charging.
The case maker shows a render of a user placing the mid-range smartphone on a wireless charger. If accurate, this is a nice upgrade considering the Pixel 3a lacked the feature.
ESR Gear also showcased renders of the back, front bottom, and side of the device. This all-black Pixel 4a will feature a baby blue power button, a pure black rear that doesn’t look glossy like the Pixel 4, and a single rear-facing shooter.
The white Pixel 4a, on the other hand, appears glossy on the rear and sports a light pink button, contrary to the previous Pixel 4a leak showcasing an orange power button.
Google Pixel 4a set to carry a 5.8-inch OLED display, 128GB storage, and a 12.2MP single-camera sensor with great image capturing software, reportedly start selling for $349 – around $50 less than chief rival iPhone SE’s 64GB model.
It also, crucially, reveals the wireless charging feature. Wireless chargers aren’t often seen in the realm of budget handsets, but as the latest iPhone SE took the trouble of incorporating one into its design, the Pixel 4a would feel remiss without it.
The 4.7-inch iPhone SE is a pocket rocket, with a powerful A13 Bionic chip that Google’s Pixel 4a is unlikely to be able to equal. However, the Google phone looks set to compensate with a lower price, better camera, and larger OLED screen.
With a competitive price and comparative features, Google definitely appears to be gunning for the iPhone SE’s top mid-range spot. Will it succeed? We’ll know more for sure once the Google Pixel 4a is formally announced.