Front Page Tech report just leaked that—only days after releasing news and updates surrounding the new Pixel 6 phone—later this month Google will be releasing the Pixel 5a 5G, an updated version of the Pixel 4a 5G. The 5a was previously rumored for launch earlier this summer, but these rumors were put down when it was said that, due to chip shortages, Google would have to put the release of the Pixel 5a on pause.
EXCLUSIVE: Google Pixel 5A Launching Later This Month at $450 — Full Specshttps://t.co/vBgANiUNG6
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) August 5, 2021
But now, according to Jon Prosser, the new model is back on the calendar with a vengeance and it’s time is nigh upon us.
The report claimed that Google will only be launching the phone in the United States and Japan. In both countries, the official release date is August 26th, and the availability for purchase is said to online shoppers and a specific list of Google stores.
Sources say that the price tag for the Pixel 5a 5G will start at $450.
What Makes the Pixel 5a 5G Different?
The Google 5A is similar to its predecessor in that it will carry a Snapdragon 765G processor, contain 6GB of RAM and retain the headphone jack. The front and rear cameras are also remaining unchanged.
But there are also many features differentiating it from the Pixel 4a 5G that has many buzzing over the new leaks.
- Display: 6.4 inch, 60Hz – forced 90Hz
- Processor: Snapdragon 765G
- Battery: 4650MaH
- Wireless charging: No
- RAM: 6GB
- Front Camera: 8MP
- Rear Camera: 16MP Ultra-Wide
- Color: Black
To start, the Pixel 5a 5G display is reported to be the largest yet for a Pixel phone. The display is
said to be a 6.4-inch, 60 Hz – forced 90Hz. This is the first time an A-series phone has held a screen of this size.
Another area of interest is in the phone’s battery. Where the Pixel 4a 5G housed a 3,885mAh battery, the Pixel 5a will be upgraded to a 4650mAh. This is even more battery power than what is currently used on the Pixel 5, which is at 4000mAh.
If the reported information remains legitimate, and if there are no further delays, pushbacks, material shortages, temper tantrums, or acts of God—come August 26th, the world will have an affordable and well-crafted addition to the A-series.