Google suffered a lot from the corona virus this year, which meant that it had to launch its Pixel 4a series at a later time. Two Pixel devices must be launched in the short term: the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5. Prices and a launch date have since been leaked.
Google Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5
Only from the Google Pixel 3 series did the search giant start with its Pixel a series of phones that take place within the midrange segment. Normally these (cheaper) phones are launched in the spring, after which Google will launch the high-end Pixel phones in October. Due to the coronavirus, Google’s schedule has been messed up and will launch the Pixel 4a 5G at the same time as the Pixel 5 .
When Google would launch the phones remained part of the debate. Previous rumors pointed to a launch date of September 30 ; Google has not given a blow to that to date. If we are to believe new rumors from Caschys , the leaked information was false.
Caschys managed to obtain internal documents from the German Vodafone, which indicate that the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 should be available in Germany from September 25. To what extent the details in the document are correct is unknown. What is striking is that at the top of the list two cases from the Pixel 4 XL series are listed, with an availability date after September 8.
The fact that Google launches both devices at the same time is not surprising when you compare the specifications . For example, both devices use the Snapdragon 765G chipset, and the same camera sensors would be used for both devices – both at the front and at the rear. There are of course also differences: the Pixel 5 gets 8 GB of RAM, while the Google Pixel 4a 5G has to make do with 6 GB of RAM.
Remarkably, the Pixel 5’s screen is slightly smaller than the panel in the Pixel 4a 5G, with a 6.0-inch diagonal – compared to 6.2-inches on the 4a 5G. Despite the smaller screen, the high-end phone does have the largest battery, with a capacity of 4,000 mAh. On the Pixel 4a 5G we find a 3,800 mAh battery. Presumably, Google supplies an 18-watt charger in both cases.
Prices and availability
Take the above rumors of course with the necessary grains of salt. It is unknown whether Caschys actually obtained these documents from Vodafone. Otherwise, launch dates can be adjusted in the short term, so that the information may now be incorrect. Nevertheless, it can be stated with certainty that Google’s Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 will be launched shortly.
For the Pixel 4a 5G, you will soon pay a suggested retail price of $ 499 in the United States, approximately 425 euros. The Google Pixel 5, according to new rumors, will cost ‘only’ 629 euros at launch. As we are used to from Google, the devices will not officially appear in the Benelux. Read here how you can still purchase Pixel devices in the Benelux .