Pixel 5a announced: specs, price & availability

As a continuation of the trend of the “a” series from Pixel to deliver smartphones with a good price-performance ratio with a pure Android experience, Google has announced the Pixel 5a. It has some minor improvements over last year’s Pixel 4a 5G. What makes this announcement more interesting is that it came after Google announced its flagship series in 2021, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with a brand new Tensor chipset. Now let’s talk about the Pixel 5a.

Pixel 5a vs Pixel 4a 5G: what’s the difference?

Starting with the design, the overall design is largely the same as last year’s Pixel 4a 5G. Instead, this year’s budget Pixel smartphone has a unibody aluminum design. What makes it even better is that the new one Pixel 5a is IP67 dust and waterproof.

The Pixel 5a has a flat 6.43-inch OLED display with 60 Hz and a resolution of 2400 × 1080. The display on the Pixel 5a is slightly larger than Pixel 4a 5G.

Other major changes include a slight change in color. the Pixel 5a is mainly available in black while the Pixel 4a 5G was available in Just Black and Clearly White.

We come to the biggest upgrade to the Pixel 5a, the battery. the Pixel 5a has a larger 4680 mAh battery compared to the Pixel 4a 5G’s 3885 mAh battery.

Not much has changed under the hood. The Pixel 5a offers that Snapdragon 765G Processor, just like the Pixel 4a 5G.

It comes with 5G support, 6 GB LPDDR4X memory and 128 GB storage capacity.

The camera setup is also the same as last year. It has a 12MP f1.7 main camera and a 16MP f2.2 ultra wide angle Protect with one 8MP f2.0 selfie Snapper. Please note that the spectral and flicker sensor has been removed from the Pixel 5a.

Rest of the following functions, including the The speaker, audio jack, fingerprint sensor and the 18W fast charger are the same as last year’s Pixel 4a 5G.

Google Pixel 5a prices and publication date

The new Pixel 5a costs $ 449. It can be pre-ordered from the Google Store in the US and Japan. Shipping starts on August 26th. Google has not released any details on the international availability of the Pixel 5a including India.

This could be the last Pixel smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Since then, Google has pushed its custom tensor chip with the upcoming Pixel 6 series smartphones.

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