The Google Pixel 5a has been in the rumor mills for a very long time but it still hasn’t broken cover. That wait will seemingly end on August 26 as per a new leak that pegs the price of the device at $450. Though it must be noted that the phone is apparently destined for two markets only – the US and Japan.
The leak comes via Jon Prosser of FrontPageTech.com, who has cited “sources familiar with the matter” while revealing this new information. According to him, the Google Pixel 5a will be available for purchase online as well as through physical stores.
The $450 price tag of the Pixel 5a is higher than that of the Pixel 4a, which was made available at just $349 last year. However, it’s still lower than the Pixel 4a (5G), which was launched at $499. And considering that this new device will also offer 5G, that price seems appropriate.
The Google Pixel 5a has been tipped to ship with a 6.4-inch OLED screen bearing a 90Hz refresh rate. The phone will apparently be powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset and carry a 4650mAh battery without any support for wireless charging. A headphone jack and an IP67 rating will be present.
Meanwhile, Google has unveiled its own Tensor chipset as well, which will form part of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones releasing later this year. These devices will sit in the premium range and will offer new camera sensors. While the Pro model will offer a triple camera setup (wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto), the other variant will carry two cameras (wide and ultra-wide).
The launch of the Googe Pixel 5a doesn’t seem to be far away, so stay tuned for more on the device.