Apart from the upcoming Pixel 6 series, Google has been working on a mid-range Pixel 5A smartphone. Google had confirmed the existence of the handset back in April, and revealed that it will only launch in select markets. There have been several leaks around the upcoming Pixel 5A in the last few months. In fact, a few claimed that it will be launched on June 11, but that didn’t happen. Now, a new report by Bloomberg reveals that the upcoming Google Pixel 5A will launch in the month of August.
Mark Gurman, in his recent newsletter – Power On, said, Expect the Pixel 5a, the company’s next-generation, lower-cost handset, to be announced and released in August. This is in line with the company’s statement “in line with when last year’s a-series phone was introduced.”, released in April. To recall, Google had launched the Pixel 4A smartphone back in Aug 2020. The company held another event in October 2020 to unveil the Pixel 4A 5G, and Pixel 5. The same is expected to happen this year as well.
Google Pixel 5A: What we know so far?
The renders of the upcoming handset surfaced on the web back in February revealing the complete design of the handset. Going by the renders, the handset looked the same as its predecessor, Pixel 4A 5G. As per the leaks, the upcoming Pixel 5A will have a 6.2-inch OLED display with an FHD+ resolution. The display will have a tiny punch-hole notch on the top left corner to house the front camera.
The Pixel 5A will pack a dual rear camera setup along with an LED flash housed inside a squircle camera island. We can expect it the handset to offer a 12MP main camera and a 16MP ultrawide lens, similar to its predecessor. Other Google Pixel 5a specifications include a 3.5mm headphone jack and stereo speakers. The Pixel 5A will include a 3.5mm audio jack, and also a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.
Google has already confirmed that the Pixel 5A will launch in August in select markets including US, and Japan, due to the ongoing chip shortage. So, the chances are slim that the handset will launch in India. What do you think of the Google Pixel 5A? Do let us know in the comments below.