Google has officially announced its mid-segment Pixel 5A 5G smartphone. The company has not yet disclosed the device’s features. However, it refuted rumours that the model had been shelved due to a crisis in global chip supply.
A Google spokesman said the expected phone had been canceled. When you say the Pixel 5A 5G has not been cancelled; It said it would go on sale in the U.S. and Japan markets later this year. It also announced that the device will be announced on the same dates as the A-series phone, which was released last year.
The statements by a Google spokesman followed claims that the budget-friendly Pixel 5A 5G would be cancelled due to supply chain issues. The company denied all these reports and announced that it would announce the Pixel 5A 5G in August. The Pixel 4A, which hit shelves last year, was also available to consumers during the same period.
Although Google has not decided to cancel its new Pixel phone, it has kind of acknowledged the chip supply problems in the market. That’s why the company plans to release its new model in only two countries for now. The arrival of the device in other countries can be found in 2022 according to initial estimates.
Pixel 5A 5G’s expected specifications
The Google Pixel 5A 5G appeared on the Android Open Source Project last summer. It will include a 6.2-inch OLED panel with Full HD+ resolution and HDR support. The device, which is expected to provide a refresh rate of 90 Hz, will allegedly come out with dual camera support. Visually, it will be announced as a slightly improved version of the Pixel 4A 5G, according to estimates.
Just like last year’s series, the device, which is projected to provide 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, will come with the Snapdragon 765G chipset, the popular processor of mid-range phones, according to estimates. The Google Pixel 5A 5G is expected to cost between $350 and $400.