The Google Pixel 5a looks a lot like the Pixel 4a 5G
Even the bezels are the same thickness, per the information provided by Hemmerstoffer, but there is a small difference in dimensions. The Google Pixel 4a 5G measures in at 153.9 x 74 x 8.2 mm, whereas the upcoming Pixel 5a lands in at 156.2 x 73.2 x 8.8mm, which makes it 2.3mm taller and both a little thicker and wider.
Other details include an accented power button, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a USB-C port on the bottom of the phone, the latter of which is presumably used for Google’s usual 18W fast charging tech.
The Pixel 5a’s cameras might be borrowed from the flagship Pixel 5
The all-important rear panel, on the other hand, now features a larger square camera bump that includes two sensors rather than one. Once again, this is a similar setup to the one used on the Pixel 4a 5G last October, which in turn is identical to the flagship Pixel 5’s one.
How are the Pixel 5a and Pixel 4a 5G different?
Because of the very clear similarities between the Pixel 5a and Pixel 4a 5G, it’s unclear how Google will choose to differentiate the two next quarter. The obvious move would be to use a weaker chipset like the Snapdragon 690 inside the Pixel 5a and position the newer model below the Pixel 4a 5G.
But that might not give customers enough reason to pick the 2020 device, and it could also be confusing from a marketing perspective. So considering the similarities, perhaps Google is planning to discontinue the Pixel 4a 5G at its next event and immediately replace it with an updated version marketed under the Pixel 5a branding.
Improvements could include a better chipset — the upcoming Snapdragon 775 rather than the Snapdragon 765 — and a larger battery, which could explain the slight size increase.