Google Issues Quick Denial To Rumor That Pixel 5a 5G Is Dead
However, Google is now looking to set the record straight, and in doing so confirmed that the Pixel 5a 5G is alive and on target for release later this year. The company released the following brief statement: "Pixel 5a 5G is not cancelled. It will be available later this year in the U.S. and Japan and announced in line with when last year’s a-series phone was introduced."
Google's confirmation handily slaps down the tweet from Jon Prosser this morning that lamented the "cancellation" of the smartphone:
There hasn’t been any information from the rumor mill yet on the specs for the upcoming Pixel 5a 5G, but the current Pixel 4a 5G features a 6.2-inch Full HD+ display, Snapdragon 765G SoC, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, and a 3800 mAh battery. We could envision Google going with something like the recently announced Snapdragon 780G for the Pixel 5a 5G to keep costs down and improve efficiency. We also wouldn’t mind seeing RAM bumped to 8GB of RAM and a 4,000 mAh battery.
Bad news.— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 9, 2021
“Barbet” (Pixel 5A) has been canceled. 😞
I’m told it’s due to the chip shortage, and as of this morning, it’s not moving forward.
Pixel 4A and 4A 5G will continue to be sold throughout 2021.