Despite the many positive reviews for the Pixel 4a, Google’s plans for this year’s launch have been influenced by a number of factors. Vodafone of Germany recently revealed that the Pixel 5 is expected to be launched on September 25. As for the Pixel 5 XL model, it is not known at this time. One guess is that Google will also launch the Pixel 4a 5G model that day.
Traditionally, the next-generation Pixel model will showcase Google’s latest native Android feature experience, but behind it is backed by high-end hardware and AI technology, like last year’s Pixel 4.
Unfortunately, it’s been reported that the Pixel 5 will feature a mid-range SnapDragon 765G chipset instead of the high-end SnapDragon 8 Series SoC, complemented by an 8GB RAM plus 128GB ROM (microSD-not supported) extension.
In addition, the machine is expected to use a 90Hz high refresh rate display, but the 3800 mAh battery capacity may be somewhat conservative.
As for the Pixel 4a 5G model, while it also uses the Qualcomm SnapDragon 765G chipset, Google is sure to have functional limitations to avoid overlapping with the Pixel 5’s positioning.
Given all these details, if the Pixel 5 were to be priced at 629 euros (about $745 / 5088 RMB), as rumored, it might discourage a wave of potential value-for-money consumers.
In contrast, the Pixel 4a 5G model, which costs 499 euros (about $590 / 4030 RMB), is likely to be more popular.