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Google confirms Pixel 5a 5G is not cancelled, to launch later this year

Google Pixel 5a 5G is not cancelled. It will be available later this year in the US and Japan and announced in line with when last year's a-series phone was introduced.

Akarsh Verma | April 11, 2021 | Updated 12:04 IST

Highlights

  • There were reports of Google Pixel 5a 5G getting cancelled following the global chip shortage.
  • However, Google has confirmed that Pixel 5a 5G will be launched later this year.
  • It will have a 6.2 inch LED display and will be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 processor.

Google says Google will launch the Pixel 5A5G later this year. Earlier, there were reports that the Pixel 5A will not arrive this year and that plans to release it this year have been abandoned. But now Google has found an answer to the doubts about this. A Google spokesperson said that the Pixel 5A5G will be available later this year.

Reacting to the rumours, the Google spokesperson said, "Pixel 5a 5G is not cancelled. It will be available later this year in the U.S. and Japan and announced in line with when last year's a-series phone was introduced." Until now, Google had not made any official announcement about the Pixel 5a 5G. It was only after the rumours ran wild, Google grabbed the opportunity to announce its upcoming phone.

Google hasn't revealed the launch date of the upcoming Pixel but what it did reveal is that the phone will launch in select markets including Japan and the United States. India, yet again, is not there on the list.

The new Pixel phone is expected to have a similar design to the Google Pixel 4A. Expect some hardware changes. There are also reports that the camera will be the same as the one on the Google Pixel 4a. The new Google phone is expected to have a 6.2-inch screen with an LED panel. According to unconfirmed reports, the Pixel 5A5G will arrive with a display slot.

The Pixel 5A is expected to have a dual rear camera setup on the back. The new Pixel phone is expected to be equipped with a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 700 processor. More details about the phone have not yet been released.

Meanwhile, some rumours suggest that the Pixel 6 is coming soon. We have not heard anything official from Google yet but it is possible it could be launched around the same time as the Pixel 5a 5G.

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