Unreleased Pixel 5A camera sample leaks hint at similar specs to the Pixel 5

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Google seems to possess accidentally shared a photograph sample from its upcoming Pixel 5A, giving us some hints about what to expect from the hardly announced device. The photo appeared in an album posted alongside a blog post about Google’s HDR+ Bracketing technology, which aims to scale back noise in HDR photos (via Android Police). The EXIF data for many of the photos said they were captured by existing Pixel phones including the Pixel 5, Pixel 4A 5G, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4 XL, but in among them was one image apparently crazy a Pixel 5A.

Google recently confirmed the existence of the Pixel 5A 5G in response to rumors that the device had been canceled. However, beyond confirming that the device is going to be available later this year within the US and Japan, it didn’t offer any longer details about the phone’s specs or cameras.

The image labeled as coming from a Pixel 5A has since been faraway from the album, but offered several details about the camera performance of the upcoming device while it had been up. First is that it appears to possess been crazy an ultrawide camera, which corroborates previous reports that the 5A will have two rear cameras — a main camera and an ultrawide. That’s almost like the Pixel 4A 5G, while the Pixel 4A had just the one rear camera.

Its resolution is additionally listed as 12.2 megapixels, which is analogous to the photos we saw from the Pixel 5. Although the sensor within the Pixel 5’s ultrawide camera is technically 16 megapixels, it produces 12.2-megapixel shots by default. The 5A’s EXIF data also shows it’s an equivalent f/2.2 aperture because the 5. as long as the photo was attached to a blog post about HDR+ Bracketing, it seems likely that the 5A also will offer support for the technology.

Combined with previous rumors, it’s just like the Pixel 5A might be a really similar device to last year’s Pixel 5. Reports suggest it’ll use an equivalent Snapdragon 765G processor, and have an identical design with a 6.2-inch OLED display with a hole-punch selfie camera. Like Google’s previous A-series devices, however, the rear panel is predicted to be made from plastic instead of glass, and therefore the phone also will reportedly feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.

According to the leaked photo’s EXIF data, the photo itself was taken last October just before the Pixel 5 was released. Without official confirmation from Google there’s no guarantee it’s representative of the 5A’s final camera hardware, but the very fact that the photo has now been removed suggests it wasn’t an easy labeling mistake.