The Google Pixel 5a will be released in August and the smartphone will go on sale the same month, according to a report. The smartphone, which was once rumored to have been canceled by Google, is said to be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. The phone is reportedly codenamed “Barbet” and is said to be similar to last year’s Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. Although Google has not confirmed that it will launch the phone in India, an earlier report said the phone was spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) list, suggesting its arrival in India.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gourmet in the latest issue of his weekly Power On newsletter said that the Google Pixel 5a will be announced and released in August this year. There are also other reports which mentions the existence of the Google Pixel 5a 5G, but the latest information from Gurman does not specify which model – there may be 4G and 5G models – will be released in August. Earlier, refuting rumors of its cancellation, Google already confirmed that the Pixel 5a 5G, which is expected to be mid-range, will be available later this year.
Google also said that the Pixel 5a will debut sometime in August – around the time the Pixel 4a was released last year. Earlier, the rumor suggested that startup it can happen as early as June.
It is believed that the new smartphone from Google will be available in the US and Japan, but it is claimed that the Pixel 5a is noticed recently on the BIS platform, which suggests that it may debut in India. In terms of specs, the Google Pixel 5a 5G is likely to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC – the same chip that powers the Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, which were released last year. In addition, the upcoming mid-range handset can be joined by the Google Pixel 6 series to complete the 2021 range of smartphones from Google.