Last year’s Pixel 5 was disappointing for most Google mobile fans, because it adopted a budget SoC while retaining the flagship price, and the release of the Galaxy S20 FE did not help. Now, let’s first look at the budget version that is expected to be launched in a few months, and… it looks familiar.
Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka OnLeaks, released the claimed Pixel 5a rendering image. No other models were mentioned in the leak, so it’s not clear whether Google will use a single “A” device this year (such as last year’s Pixel 5) or whether this is one of two phones. Google sells Pixel 3a in regular and XL sizes, and there are also two models in 2020, but larger phones have better hardware and are sold in the form of Pixel 4a 5G.
Mobile phone leakage measures 156.2 x 73.2 x 8.8mm, making it almost the same size as Pixel 4a 5G, 9.1mm taller than regular Pixel 4 and 4.2mm shorter than Pixel 4 XL. From the left-aligned camera cutout, 6.2-inch screen and dual cameras, it also looks almost the same as the Pixel 4a 5G. There is also a headphone jack.
Currently, it is difficult to tell the difference between it and Pixel 4a 5G, but we don’t know anything about internal hardware or price. If this is the only A series Pixel we got this year, fans of smaller Pixel phones will definitely complain.