It took a bit longer to get released than expected but as we all know last year’s “Pixel 4a” proved to be one of 2020’s best android phones. Apart from its OLED display, reliable performance, amazing camera, its market price of $349 still makes it a killer phone even in 2021. And now it’s the time to start looking ahead to what’s next, which is the brand new Google Pixel 5a.
If you are interested to know more about its latest specification rumors, want to see the design leaks, or anything else, here’s everything you need to know about Google’s upcoming Pixel.
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Google Pixel 5a Price
The price range of Pixel 4a was one of its biggest selling propositions and with the Pixel 5a, we again expect Google to remain committed to making it as affordable as possible. The Pixel 3a debuted in 2019 with a $399 MSRP, and a year later, the 4a hit the scene with an even cheaper $349 price. Now let’s wait to see what Google does with 5a.
Google can try out a couple of options with 5a, one could be lowering the price even more — possibly all the way down to $299. Another $50 price reduction would mean very few year-over-year upgrades over the Pixel 4a, but if Google is able to retain that core Pixel experience while making the 5a even more accessible, that could be huge for the company.
The other option would be if Google sticks to the price point of $349 for another year while offering subtle improvements where possible. As we can guess by looking at the leaked renders throughout this article, it already looks like Google will offer two rear cameras on the Pixel 5a where the 4a only had only one.
Google Pixel 5a Availability
The big question surrounding the Pixel 5a is when we’ll be able to buy it. The Pixel 3a was unveiled on May 7, 2019, at Google I/O, and following months of delays, the Pixel 4a was officially announced on August 3, 2020.
It was thought that Pixel 5a would get back to the May release window, but given how there’s still such little information about the device, it seems likely that’ll get pushed back to June or July. Similar to the uncertainty around the price point, the Pixel 5a’s release is still mere guesswork.
Google Pixel 5a Design
The Pixel 5a render features a 6.2-inch display with a hole-punch cutout, two rear cameras, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, just as Pixel 4a 5G. We can also notice the exact same camera design, what appears to be a plastic construction, and that same black paint job.
If Google reuses the hardware of the Pixel 4a 5G that would make it a lot less costly to produce the Pixel 5a, and if that’s exactly what’s happening here and hence a lower price may not be out of the question. It certainly would have been nice to have some visual difference between the 4a and its successor, but it doesn’t look like that’s happening this time.
Google Pixel 5a Specs
In the above sections we already got to know about the Pixel 5a’s price, availability, and design — but what about its specs? Well, it’s not yet revealed fully, but there are some things we can look forward to and speculate about.
That render leak of the Pixel 5a also revealed a couple of small specs, suggesting that the phone will have a 6.2-inch OLED display with a Full HD+ resolution and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Outside of that, the rest is still a mystery. From our findings, we think it’s pretty likely that the Pixel 5a will feature something in the Snapdragon 700-series for its processor. The Snapdragon 750G would be a nice upgrade over the Pixel 4a’s Snapdragon 730G chipset, and that would also allow for 5G connectivity.
There might be another year of 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, along with a 60Hz refresh rate for the display. We are expecting Google to step up to 90Hz for the Pixel 5a, but as of right now, nothing hints at that happening.
And finally, for the camera situation, it is more than likely to exact the same setup found on the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 — that means a 12.2MP primary camera and 16MP ultra-wide sensor.
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