Google is launching the Pixel 5a 5G “budget” phone in choose markets today soon after announcing it back in April. Expectedly, the phone is not coming to India. Just like its predecessor, the Pixel 4a 5G. It has the similar style and hardware, and the similar dual cameras, but there’s a larger screen, a larger battery, and an official IP-rating packed inside an even more economical package. So, that is good for these who may perhaps have been eying it.
The Pixel 5a 5G has been launched in the US at a price tag of $449 which roughly translates to Rs 33,500. This is for a version with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The phone will be readily available in just one more marketplace, Japan, as previously confirmed by Google. Shipping begins August 26.
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There are broadly 3 upgrades to speak about. The Pixel 5a 5G has a larger screen. This is 6.34-inch (6.2-inch in the Pixel 4a 5G). The panel is nevertheless OLED and resolution stays at 1080p. The refresh price nevertheless caps out at 60Hz. Under the hood, it has the similar Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G method-on-chip paired with 6 gigs of RAM and 128GB of storage. This is non-expandable.
The Pixel 5a 5G runs Android 11 suitable out of the gate and will be eligible for 3 years of assured OS and safety updates.
It has the similar dual cameras on the back which is a mixture of 12.2MP key and 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera. It also has the similar 8MP front-facing camera.
The battery is having a bump. It is 4,680mAh. This was 3,885mAh in the Pixel 4a 5G. It supports 18W speedy charging. The Pixel 5a 5G is also the very first Pixel A-series phone to get an official IP rating. It is IP67-certified.
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The style stays the similar which signifies that the phone is made of soft-touch metal unibody with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader. Google will sell it in just one colourway, which is black.
The Pixel 5a 5G launch is coming hot on the heels of Google announcing its personal method-on-chip, aka Tensor and Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, the very first phones to be powered by the custom SoC. Though once again, it is very unlikely that Google will launch them in India.