Steve Hemmerstoffer, aka OnLeaks, is back with our first look at a rendering of Google’s upcoming mid-range phone, the Pixel 5a. Hemmerstoffer previously defined the design of the Pixel 4a in January 2020, so it’s smart to take your Pixel 5a information seriously.
There really isn’t much to see in the renders, as the Pixel 5a looks identical to previous Pixel devices like the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, and it’s not much different from the Pixel 4a. In this case, Google is not fixing what is not broken. The design looks perfectly modern with slim bezels and a hole-punch camera, and there’s really no need to demand a change for the sake of changing.
Like some other mid-range phones, the Pixel 5a offers some design decisions that you might prefer over a flagship smartphone. There’s a flat screen with no curved sides, a headphone jack, and a rear capacitive fingerprint reader. Hemmerstoffer says the phone has a plastic back, stereo speakers, and a 6.2-inch screen, which is an increase in size over the 5.8-inch Pixel 4a.
The rear has an unknown extra camera, but if Google follows the lead of the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, the camera will have a wide-angle lens. After using the same camera sensor on Pixel 2, 3, 4, and 5, will the 5th be the first time in four years that Google has updated its camera hardware? It may be too much to ask of a mid-range phone.
We are still missing other important details, such as specifications and price. The Pixel 3a was $ 400 and the Pixel 4a was $ 350, which makes it difficult to argue with both when you get great performance for so little.
Anyone can guess when the Pixel 5a will come out. The Pixel 4a was first leaked eight months before its launch in August, but much of that time was likely due to delays from COVID-19. The Pixel 3a launched in the middle of the year, at Google I / O 2019, but there’s a good chance there won’t even be a Google I / O this year.
Listing Image by Steve Hemmerstoffer