Google suffers setback, Pixel 5a mobile phone launch date, price leaked online
Google Pixel mobile phones have traditionally been very expensive and that trend has continued since the launch of the first Google Pixel, with the exception of the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 4a. These were two devices that shipped with mid-range chipsets and affordable price tags, unlike their other, more powerful, Pixel counterparts. Now, it is that time of the year again when Google announces its affordable smartphone of the year and despite rumours that the company had cancelled the Pixel 5a this year, it looks like it could very well be launched and that too later this month, according to a leakster.
The leak says that Google may launch the upcoming Pixel 5a device on August 26. This was revealed in a recent report by FrontPageTech, which itself cites a source familiar with the matter. This comes just days after Google actually confirmed the publication’s leaks of the upcoming Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro mobile phones, which are expected to launch in the coming months.
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The report states that the Pixel 5a will be powered by a Snapdragon 765G processor, 6GB of RAM, and a 4650mAh battery. It is expected to come with a 6.4-inch screen that refreshes at 90 Hz. The device is unlikely to support wireless charging. It is expected to sport the same camera as the Pixel 5 from 2020, and a headphone jack. It could also come with an IP67 rating, according to the report. Readers will note that these specs largely match those of another Pixel 5a leak that was revealed in February.
However, those who may have been waiting for the Pixel 5a to arrive in India, are likely to be disappointed as the Pixel 5a is unlikely to launch here -- although this could change, but at a later date. This is because Google has previously stated that it will only launch the Pixel 5a in the US and in Japan.
As far as the revelation about the concerned, the mobile phone is expected to be priced at $450 (around ₹33,390) and it is likely to be made available through online and physical retail stores.