Google will launch the toned-down version of last year's Google Pixel 5, the Pixel 5a this year. As with every smartphone launch, renders of the Google Pixel 5a surfaced online recently despite there being no word on the smartphone's arrival. The renders of the Google Pixel 5a posted online hint that the smartphone will look exactly the same as the Google Pixel 4a 5G from last year, and by extension, the Google Pixel 5. (Image Credit: Voice/ @OnLeaks)
The Pixel 5a, as the renders show, has a unibody construction that will probably be made out of plastic once again. The launch details of the device remain unclear, as Google has not said anything about any Pixel smartphone in 2021 yet. Google had launched Google Pixel 5 alongside the Google Pixel 4a 5G in September 2020. Currently, the 4G-variant of the Google Pixel 4a is available in India for a price of Rs 31,999. (Image Credit: Voice/ @OnLeaks)
The alleged renders come courtesy of known tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer, who goes by the name OnLeaks. He posted the renders in a Voice blog post, showing the device in Black colour, with a hole-punch display, and a square-shaped rear camera module. The display panel has narrow bezels, and there's a fingerprint scanner at the back. (Image Credit: Voice/ @OnLeaks)
As mentioned, the phone appears to be a replica of the Google Pixel 4a 5G though technical specifications remain unclear at the moment. Notably, the tipster adds that the smartphone would feature a 6.2-inch FHD+ OLED display with a large chin. It will reportedly measure 156.2x73.2x8.8mm (9.4mm with the rear camera bump) that is closer to the measurements of Google Pixel 4a 5G. The renders also highlight a 3.5mm audio jack at the top while the power and volume rockers are on the right. (Image Credit: Voice/ @OnLeaks)
The rear camera setup might include two cameras and an AI sensor. Other details remain unknown. However, the Google Pixel 5a can be expected to sit somewhere between Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5. To recall, the Pixel 5 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, 6-inch Full-HD display, 4,080mAh battery, and dual rear cameras (16-megapixel + 12.2-megapixel). In contrast, the Google Pixel 4a 5G comes with a larger 6.2-inch display but with a smaller battery at 3,885mAh. Other specifications remain more or less the same.