The Pixel 4a was announced yesterday and, as rumored, the new smartphone arrives with the Snapdragon 730G chip, which means it is not compatible with 5G networks.
However, Google has already confirmed that it has two 5G phones planned for this fall: Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5.
The company has revealed that the Pixel 4a (5G) will be priced at € 499 and both devices will be sold in the US, the UK, Canada, Ireland, Germany, France, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia. This means that, for the moment, we will not see it in Spain.
According to rumors, the devices will have the Snapdragon 765G, the same chip that powers the OnePlus Nord and the LG Velvet. Although both phones have a dual-camera setup, the Pixel 4a (5G) will likely inherit the Pixel 4’s sensor, and the Pixel 5 will reportedly have new cameras and software features.
We previously heard that Pixel 4a (5G) will have a 6.1-inch screen, and Pixel 5 will have a 5.8-inch screen. Ross Young, a good connoisseur of the display industry, has now contradicted this report and claims that one of these devices will have a 6.67-inch display at 120 Hz.
It seems certain that it is the Pixel 5 since, for a price increase of 110 euros, it does not seem likely that Google improves the chip, increases the screen size and increases the refresh rate.
Google says the problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic caused the delay in the Pixel 4a announcement. Recently, Apple also said that the marketing of the iPhone 12 would be delayed by a few weeks.
At the moment, the arrival of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) is scheduled for October, although we will have to wait to see if Google can meet the date.