Google’s next phone is unsurprisingly a “Pixel 5a,” and leaked renders today suggest that the mid-ranger will be nearly identical to the Pixel 4a 5G.
Google Pixel 5a design has been shown off through high-quality renders posted by well-known tipster Steve Hammerstoffer aka @OnLeaks (via Voice). The renders give us our very first look at the upcoming Pixel phone and it seems the company won’t be changing the look of the phone from its predecessor, the Pixel 4a.
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As per the renders, the Google Pixel 5a looks similar to the Pixel 4a and the Pixel 5. The phone will arrive with a hole-punch cutout at the top left corner for selfie camera, a square-shaped rear camera setup, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a colored power button, among other things.
The back panel is likely made of plastic. The phone will measure 156.2 x 73.2 x 8.8mm, the tipster suggests, which makes it 2.3mm taller than the Pixel 4a. Further, the tipster claims the Google Pixel 5a will have a flat 6.2-inch OLED display. The phone will also get a 3.5mm headphone jack and stereo speakers. The rear camera module will get two camera sensors and a third sensor which could be a PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus). It is likely to run on Android 12 operating system.
In terms of launch, the first half of this year is a safe bet as last year’s phone — barring the pandemic and production disruptions — would have likely been announced in May, just like 2019’s Pixel 3a.
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