Google’s line of phones is a bit confusing with devices like the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 offering only subtle differences from each other, and it may not be clear this year. The well-known tipster OnLeaks and Voice have shared what they say are leaked design details of a Pixel 5a, and it would effectively be a remix of the 4a 5G. That wouldn’t be all bad between the 6.2-inch OLED display, dual rear cameras, headphone jack, and stereo speakers, but anyone hoping for a revamp will be disappointed.
There are no firm specs beyond these, so it’s unclear if the Pixel 5a would include 5G, a faster processor, or other internal updates over the plain 4a. While the 5th might have the same screen and camera count as the 4th 5G, it wouldn’t be surprising if Google cut performance to keep the price down and give you a reason to splurge on more expensive pixels.
It’s not sure when the Pixel 5a would arrive. The 4th launched in early August, but its debut was hampered by the pandemic – many were expecting a new phone on I / O in May before Google canceled the event. The company could try to advance to version 5a to get back on track, but there are no guarantees that it will replace 4a that quickly. Every time a 5a comes up, it could make your phone choice that much more difficult.