Google’s second attempt at making a “budget” Pixel was successful with the Pixel 4a as the phone became a best seller in the US. It’s safe to say that the sales exceeded Google’s expectations as the giant, before the launch, said that it’s keeping its expectations lower with the 4a and Pixel 5 sales.
Google recently gave us a sneak peek of the Pixel 6 series, and it’s also time for the Pixel 5a launch. In this article, we’ll be looking at its specifications, pricing, and the launch date (It’s not the same as Pixel 6’s)
Pixel 5a Specifications
- A 6.4-inch OLED display capped at 60Hz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G and 6GB RAM
- 4650mAh battery
- One color option – Mostly Black
- The phone might cost €450 (Approximately $529)
However, the image also shows a Pixel 5-like dual camera setup and design, a similar punch-hole display cutout, and a headphone jack at the top, which is great!
The phone retains the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and will be available in one color variant, i.e., Mostly Black. The battery is bigger (4650mAh) compared to 4a’s rather smaller 3140mAh cell. The display is capped at 60Hz which is kind of a bummer considering most mid-range devices are offering 90Hz displays. However, we feel like it’s going to be a great device for heavy usage.
The launch date is August 26. Google confirmed that Pixel 6 would be coming in Fall this year. The giant held two events last year – one for Pixel 4a and another for Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5, so the launch date might indeed be accurate.
Either way, what are your thoughts on the Pixel 5a and the Pixel 6 series? Let us know in the comments section below.