UPDATE: Ishan Agarwal
and anonymous tipster Panda
have now partnered up to share the first marketing image of the Google Pixel
5G lineup that is coming this fall. It consists of the flagship Google Pixel 5 and the midrange Pixel 4a 5G. The original story continues below:
Every Google Pixel smartphone has been made available to purchase in two sizes at launch. On Monday, that strategy comes to an end with the introduction of the Google Pixel 4a, or at least that’s what everybody thought until recently.
The Google Pixel 4a 5G will undercut the LG Velvet 5G
The smartphone that was previously known as the Google Pixel 5 XL is now understood to be the Google Pixel 4a 5G. And according to the information provided by anonymous tipster Panda
and later shared by Ishan Agarwal
, the midrange 5G smartphone will make its international debut this fall alongside the flagship Google Pixel 5.
High-end Pixel devices are typically announced in early October. But virtually every smartphone manufacturer is facing COVID-19 delays this year, so an introduction in late October or early November seems much more likely at this stage.
The Google Pixel 4a 5G should launch shortly after its introduction and, if the information shared today is accurate, it will only cost $499 in the United States. That makes it an impressive $100 cheaper than both the LG Velvet
5G and Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
Expect the Snapdragon 765G and two rear cameras for the price
Despite the branding choice, reports suggest the Google Pixel 4a 5G will share some of its components with the flagship Google Pixel 5. For example, both smartphones are said to incorporate the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, which boasts an integrated 5G modem.
Google Pixel 5 (left) vs Pixel 4a 5G (right)
The standard Pixel 4a is fitted with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage as standard, so it makes sense for the Pixel 4a 5G to offer the same base configuration. Of course, the possibility of other variants can’t be ignored.
The camera is where things could be different. Although both the Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G are expected to feature two sensors on the back, the latter will most likely inherit its cameras from the current Pixel 4
More differences can be found in the display department. Whereas the Pixel 5 is going to feature a 5.8-inch screen, the Pixel 4a 5G looks set to adopt a 6.1-inch display and will, therefore, take the place of the canceled Google Pixel 4a XL.