Google Pixel 5A may arrive in August and its price is already known
Rumors about the Google Pixel 5A have surfaced in recent months, and it was even reported that the mid-range would actually be cancelled, which forced Google at the time to confirm that the new model would indeed hit the market, without confirming the release date of.
Well, new information about the Google Pixel 5a comes this Friday and reveals not only its release date, but also its likely price.
Google Pixel 5A arrives in August at a price that may disappoint fans
According to the new information Google Pixel 5a will be revealed to the world on the next 26th of August. Contrary to what might be expected, Google will allegedly be able to fulfill its launch schedule, maintaining its mid-range presentation in the same month that it presented the Pixel 4a in 2020.
Another novelty is related to the price. If the Pixel 4a proved to be a success for the fantastic camera it brought to the market for just $350, the truth is that potential Google Pixel 5a buyers will have to shell out $450 to get the new Google Pixel 5a.
This price increase is essentially justified by the upgrade in terms of specifications. Google Pixel 5a will use the same processor as both Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, namely the Snapdragon 765G. This processor, which in 2020 was the leader in the mid-range, guarantees the Pixel 5a a performance superior to the Pixel 4a and also 5G connectivity, thanks to the Snapdragon X52 modem.
As for other specs, the Google Pixel 5a will arrive with 6GB of RAM and a large 4,650 mAh battery (much higher than the Pixel 4a’s 3.140 mAh). The size of the battery ends up indicating, moreover, that the new mid-range should have larger dimensions, abandoning the compact design of its predecessor. It is also known that, like Pixel 4a, only one black color option, named “Mostly Black” will be available .
Rumors about Google Pixel 5a are exciting and new information is expected to be revealed in the coming weeks. Even so, we advise the reader to wait for the official presentation which, according to today’s information, should take place on August 26th.
[Update July 4, 2021]
Google Pixel 5A Full details
We’ve got some information about Google Pixel 5A. In this article we will share with you the information, design and specification of google Pixel 5A.
John Prosser who is usually spot on with launch dates published a tweet earlier this month to say that the Google Pixel 5A which was code named barbette was actually cancelled and would not be launching at all. Thankfully for Pixel fans it’s now been confirmed that this information was false.
9to5 google issued a report in which a google spokesperson confirmed that we will be seeing a Pixel 5A. They stated that the pixel 5A 5G is not cancelled. It will be available later in the year in the USA and Japan and announced in line with last year’s A series.
So it’s definitely coming and that statement tells us that it’s likely to be August this year while it may only start in the USA and Japan. It may also become available in other countries if it shows success.
We’ve got code discovered in Android 12 that may just confirm the specs of the google Pixel 5A. 9to5 google found code in Android 12 preview 3 that mentions Barbet which is the code for the Pixel 5A and it’s listed with the SM 7250 which is also the code name for the Snapdragon 765G.
Many people are claiming that this is actually bad news. It’s the same chipset we had in the five so i don’t see what the issue is.
The Pixel 5A is of course the budget friendly offering and the new aim seems to be at bringing the flagship photography in a much cheaper package. We don’t need powerful chipsets and the 765G is still a perfectly capable system on chip. Normally we would be expecting a cheaper chipset in the budget model. So I think this is better than we expected and great news for the 5A.
Of course it is still unconfirmed but given it’s in the Android 12 code it’s looking very likely and also given the current chip shortage using an old system on chip over a new one makes a lot more sense.
We’ve got camera samples published by google that on further inspection were taken with a Pixel 5A. The photos were published by the Google AI blog and have since been deleted but the existing data was already captured.
The first photo was an older photo taken in October 2020. It’s a photo of Taiwan which is where the Pixel phones are developed but it shows us that google has been working on this for some time.
It was also taken with an F2.2 lens which is no doubt the ultra wide we’ve seen on many pixels in the past. So this means that the 5A is going to have a dual camera as the ultra wide is of course going to be additional to the primary wide angle.
The next photo is a lot more recent taken in February this year and although the handset wasn’t mentioned in the exif it was removed at the same time meaning google was hiding it. So this means it’s either going to be the Pixel 5A or it could also be the Pixel 6.
So for those waiting for the Pixel 5A it’s looking like it is coming and it’s hopefully going to be a great value device with the incredible photography we expect. For those in other countries that don’t feel too let down just yet that may be released further if there is success and chip supply allows.
Google Pixel 5A Specification
We’re now going to run through the specs design and the expected price of Google Pixel 5A.
Pixel 5A Display
Google Pixel 5A will have a 6.2 inch OLED display with a resolution of 1080×2340. While we are seeing a lot of 90Hz displays in the market at the moment and the pixel 5 was 90Hz. It does not look like this will be and on the 5a we’re going to get a 60Hz display.
Pixel 5A Camera
On the front we get an 8 megapixel wide angle camera for selfies and this is of course in the form of a punch hole selfie camera in the top left corner. On the rear we get the same camera setup we’ve been seeing for years which is a dual camera setup and an LE flash.
The main camera is a 12.2 megapixel wide angle with optical image stabilization and phase detect auto focus and the secondary camera is the 16 MegaPixel ultra wide. It’s going to be capable of 4k videos at 30 or 60 frames a second.
Pixel 5A Chipset & Other Features
The chipset is still a little bit unknown but according to code discovered in Android 12 it could well be the Snapdragon 765G.
There’s expected to be one variant available and this is going to be 6GB of RAM with 128GB storage and the phone is going to be powered by a 3,895mAh battery with 18W fast charging. We do of course get Bluetooth 5, a fingerprint scanner on the rear and we also see the return of the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Pixel 5A Price
It’s going to come with Android 11 and for those wanting to purchase we’re expecting them to aim around 400 or 400 pounds but this is still unconfirmed.
But overall it’s looking great and especially the Pixel 5A is more aimed at the people that want a capable phone, that also takes great photos and videos without breaking the bank.