A couple of weeks ago, we have seen the first renders of the upcoming new Google Pixel 5a which will be the mid-ranger and smaller version of last year’s Google Pixel 5. The renders were shared by Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka OnLeaks). Although the renders were shared with only the physical dimension of the smartphone, we didn’t have any hardware specifications at that time, and ironically, we don’t have other specifications right now too. But we do have the information that when Google is going to introduce the new Pixel 5a in the market.
Thanks to the leakster Jon Prosser, Google is most probably going to launch a new smartphone on 11th June, and it could be the new Google Pixel 5a. Although Jon didn’t specify any smartphone, this is our hard guess that the smartphone will be Pixel 5a, as, from the previous experience, we have learned that Google usually announces flagship smartphones by the fourth quarter of the year.
New Pixel Buds coming mid-April.
New Google phone scheduled for June 11, 2021. Not sure exactly which one it is just yet. 🤔
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) March 5, 2021
In case you missed our previous article regarding the Pixel 5a renders, the new Pixel 5a will feature a 6.2-inch Full-HD+ OLED panel with a small punch hole housing for the selfie camera, with thin bezels and forehead but a more significant chin. The device will have a dimension of 156.2 x 73.2 x 8.8mm. And again, the Pixel 5a is retaining the unibody design of its predecessors.
Google will again be retaining the legendary 3.5-mm headphone jack (located at the top) in the Google Pixel 5a. USB Type-C port is still there at the bottom for charging and data transfer, sitting beside one of the speakers of the dual-stereo setup, and another speaker at the earpiece. We are also expecting the 5G connectivity in the 5a, as we have seen the same in the Pixel 4a.
Now, speaking of the SoC, if we follow the hierarchy, the 5a should be equipped with a less powerful SoC than the flagship Pixel 5, but again the Pixel 5 is equipped with Snapdragon 765G, but lower than Snapdragon 765G isn’t a valid argument to make, as these days many low-budget smartphones are equipped with much powerful 7xx series SoC. So, we are expecting at least Snapdragon 768G.
Another piece of information that we got from the tweet is that there might be a new Google Pixel Buds are on the way to make an entry in mid-April. Right now, we don’t have any specifications for the new Pixel buds, but we will try to gather the specs as soon as possible. The Pixel Buds 2 also launched last year in the month of April, so the news seems legitimate.