Google Pixel 5a price leaks, launch date said to be August 26
The price and launch date of Google Pixel 5a have been leaked around the web. The Pixel 5a will be the successor to the Pixel 4a launched last year, alongside the Pixel 4a (5G) and the Pixel 5. Google has confirmed the development of the Pixel 5a while berating a report of its cancellation. The smartphone is said to have the same design language as last year’s mid-range Pixel phone. But nonetheless, you can expect some improvements, mostly on the screen, camera, and battery covers.
Citing people familiar with the development, Jon Prosser of tech blog FrontPageTech.com announced August 26 as the launch date for the Google Pixel 5a. He said the phone would not be available for purchase online or physically available in Google stores until after its launch.
Google Pixel 5a price (expected)
The Google Pixel 5a will be priced at $ 450 (around Rs. 33,400), Prosser said on his site. The price is significantly higher when compared with the Pixel 4a which launched at $ 349 (Rs. 31,999 in India) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant alone. However, it is lower than the Google Pixel 4a (5G) which came in at $ 499 (around Rs. 37,000).
In April, Google confirmed that the Pixel 5a would launch in the United States and Japan. However, it is not clear if the phone will come to other markets as well, including India.
Google Pixel 5a specifications (expected)
Prosser also leaked some specs for the Google Pixel 5a and these include a 6.4-inch display with a refresh rate of up to 90Hz and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC – the latter corroborates a previous report and is the same as on the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5. The phone would also reportedly 6GB of RAM and an IP67 certified version that would be available in a predominantly black color option. Considering some recently made disclosed, the phone appears to have a similar design to existing Pixel phones and nowhere would it align with the Pixel 6 models.
On the front of the camera, the tipster claimed that the Pixel 5a will have the same optics that are available on the Pixel 5. This means that there could be a dual rear camera setup, with a main sensor of 12, 2 megapixel and a 16- megapixel ultra-wide shooter. There is no information on the selfie camera, although the render posted online shows a single camera cutout on the front.
The Pixel 5a is also said to have a 4,650mAh battery, which is significantly larger than the 3,140mAh pack available on the Pixel 4a. The smartphone could also be equipped with a headphone jack.
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