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Update on August 5, 2021 (05:49 PM EST): We have updated this article with information gathered from the new Google Pixel 5a leak. Keep reading to learn more!
Source article: Last year, Google Pixel 4a and its big brother Google Pixel 4a 5G became two of our top five smartphones in 2020. Although the vanilla model did not win the overall championship, it did win the value championship. Now, in 2021, all eyes are on the follow-up product, which is officially called Google Pixel 5a 5G.
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We hope that this new product in the “a” series can be fitted into the same mold as the previous model. This means it should have a camera system similar to the Pixel 5, and it should be very cheap.
Below, you will find all the official information and credible rumors about the Google Pixel 5a we have so far. Be sure to bookmark this page so that you can keep up to date with the latest information, because we will add new rumors when they land!
Name and release date
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On April 9, Google officially confirmed that the name of its next “a” series phone will be Google Pixel 5a 5G. This is not surprising, because since the launch of the first Pixel in 2016, Google has strictly adhered to its numbering system.
The release date of this phone is even more vague. The first “a” series phone-Google Pixel 3a-was launched in May 2019. We fully expect the follow-up products of this phone to land in May 2020. However, this did not happen. This is most likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, when it was difficult to conduct business in almost every industry.
You can also take a look: All Google Pixel phones released so far
Finally, Pixel 4a will be available in August 2020. Because of such a big difference between the two release dates, it is difficult to determine when the Google Pixel 5a will be released. The only hint we got was that Google said it would launch it “later this year” and “coincide with the launch of the a-series phones last year.” So this may mean that August 2021 will be earlier or later.
It is almost certain that the Pixel 5a phone passed the FCC. This usually indicates an upcoming release, so the August date is still our best choice. Good value for money, Front page technology It is said that this phone may be launched on August 26.
Google Pixel 5a: Design
Thanks to frequent and reliable leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @OnLeaks), we have a good understanding of the appearance of Google Pixel 5a. According to the leaked renderings, Pixel 5a may be an approximate clone of Pixel 4a 5G.
The mobile phone shown in the rendering has the same design elements as the Pixel 4a 5G, including a dual-lens rear camera. If this becomes a reality, it will be a good upgrade to the Pixel 4a and Pixel 3a, both of which have only single-lens rear cameras. It’s also nice to see that the 3.5mm port doesn’t seem to go anywhere.
We can conclude that the camera system of the Pixel 5a will almost certainly be better than that of the Pixel 4a because of the existence of the auxiliary lens. This alone is enough to become a reason for Pixel 4a users to upgrade, let alone Pixel 3a users.
Google Pixel 5a: Specifications
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As mentioned earlier, the official name of Google’s next “a” device is Google Pixel 5a 5G. The inclusion of 5G here puts the internal specifications of the phone into question. After all, if Google makes the Pixel 5a too similar to the Pixel 4a 5G in terms of specifications and features, then what is the point of the existing Pixel 4a 5G?
This dilemma becomes even more extreme when you consider the rumors that the Pixel 5a may have the same processor that powers the Pixel 4a 5G and the subsequent Pixel 5.
If Google Pixel 5a looks like Pixel 4a 5G, does that mean it will also have the same specifications?
If this phone looks like a Pixel 4a 5G and even has the same processor, how can Google make it more than just a Pixel 4a 5G with a different name? One theory is that Google will remove millimeter wave support from Pixel 5a, which will reduce costs. Some other shortcuts like this can keep the price low enough.
In any case, we can expect that the specifications of the Google Pixel 5a will not be lower than its predecessor. This means it should have at least 128GB of internal storage space, at least 6GB of RAM, a 1080p or better display, 18W or better wired charging, etc. Wireless charging or IP rating is unlikely to be in the card. It is also unlikely to have a high refresh rate display, because Google seems to lock it out of the “a” series.
Price and availability
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Google announced last year that the Pixel 4a was actually $50 cheaper than its predecessor, which surprised us. Considering the series of upgrades provided by Pixel 4a over Pixel 3a, this is indeed a good deal.
We are unlikely to see this situation repeat this year.Although we don’t have any reliable rumors about pricing, we can’t imagine Google reducing the price of Google’s Pixel 5a to a lower price. $349 for Pixel 4aIf anything, we should expect the price to stay the same, even back to the $399 price of the Pixel 3a.
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That being said, Google’s price is unlikely to exceed $399.This Pixel 4a 5G starts at $499 And sold as a more advanced version of Pixel 4a (or a weaker version of Pixel 4a) $699 Pixel 5, Whatever you choose). Therefore, the price of the Pixel 5a needs to be much lower, and $399 seems to be the appropriate price cap.
Good value for money, Max Weinbach Hypothesis Pixel 5a will be more expensive than Pixel 4a. Front page technology The claim will be 450 dollars. Just accept those rumors.
In terms of availability, Google confirmed that this phone will land in the United States and Japan.Although the confirmation does not mean that it will if only Landing in these countries does make us unlikely to see it anywhere else. Google may plan to launch this phone in more countries, but it is facing setbacks due to the continued shortage of global chips. We need to wait for when the phone is activated to determine.
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