Photos reported to be from the forthcoming Google Pixel 4a suggest that it8217;s going to have a great smartphone camera, despite being a single lens system.
So far we8217;ve only seen limited details about this phone, but these new images, compared with another device, might get some people excited. The success of the Pixel 3a hinged very much on two factors 8211; first that it will highly affordable, second that it had an excellent camera, outperforming many of the multi-lens high-resolution cameras on rival devices.
Google8217;s focus isn8217;t on competing on the spec sheet with numbers with the Pixel devices. The recent Pixel 4 has two cameras and neither have high resolutions like the latest Samsung phone, but in many cases, they offer better portrait performance, better low light performance and better consistency, thanks to computational photograph 8211; using AI.
That8217;s likely to be the focus for the Pixel 4a too. The source of these images says that it8217;s a 12-megapixel camera and that8217;s likely to be the same sensor as the Pixel 4, as well as running the same computational software behind it.
Against the 48-megapixel of the Redmi Note 7, the Pixel 4a is clearly better. We8217;ve long been cautious of the freshly-restarted megapixel race in smartphones, because the best results come from a quality sensor and quality software, working together, rather than big number components just thrown into a phone to look good on the spec sheet.
Of course, there8217;s nothing to verify the source, but we know from the experience of the Pixel 3a that photo performance will be high on the agenda for Google8217;s new affordable phone. We8217;re hoping to hear more concrete details during May.