The Pixel 4a isn’t out yet, but here we’re filtering out reports on upcoming phones. We introduced the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G a while back. Both could complement the 2020 Google phone line-up. Next year we can look forward to the mid-range Pixel 5a offering. It looks like the tech giant is getting busier and more advanced when it comes to next-gen Pixel devices, working on them earlier. It’s not exactly unusual for a mobile OEM to develop future products a year to six months before launch. We think Google needs to double the time if it is to be successful.
If you remember, two key executives left Google earlier this year. This may or may not be due to the Pixel 4’s launch failure. Google needs to work harder. Later today we’ll see the Pixel 4a. Next year we’ll have the Pixel 5a.
In the tech world, it’s never too early for rumors, leaks, and speculation. There is no rendered image but a ‘Pixel 5a’ has been spotted in the Android Open Source project. This is the first time that Google’s mid-range phone is mentioned.
So after the Pixel 4a, Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, the Pixel 5a will follow next year. The 2021 Made by Google will always remain a mid-range device, but it’s possible that it could already support 5G.
We hope that by then mid-range 5G phones will be more mainstream and more affordable. Google could start with the Pixel 4a 5G and then improve it next year. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) includes a “Pixel 5a”. There’s no info on specs and features, but at least we know Google will continue with the Pixel series.
In these difficult times when OEMs are expected to make changes and adjust their strategies due to the pandemic and the desire to bounce back, Google’s plans are still strong. The Pixel 5a was actually on a device list that also mentioned the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, and Pixel 4a 5G.
The Google Pixel 5a is not yet final and official. It may be under design and development. It can be assumed that it will be powered by Android 11 (Android R). Android 12 would only be available once tested or official.
Source: Android Community