Updated: August 18, 2021 11:05:01 am
Google is once again taking a shot at the mid-range smartphone market with the Pixel 5a. The new phone is a follow-up to the Pixel 4a that debuted last year. It costs $449, and will go on sale in the US and Japan on August 26. The Pixel 5a comes with a slightly bigger screen, an IP67 rating for water resistance, and a much bigger battery.
The Pixel 5a 5G is squarely aimed at the mid-range smartphone market, where it will compete with the likes of Apple iPhone SE (2020) and Samsung Galaxy A22 5G. India isn’t the core target market for Google, and it’s becoming clear when the release of the Pixel 5a.
Pixel 5a 5G: specifications, features
The Pixel 5a 5G is equipped with a 6.34-inch OLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution. The device is being offered in a single colour option – Mostly Black. It even features an olive-coloured power button and a punch-hole display design.
The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G processor, which is backed by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It features an in-built Titan M security chip and has a 3.5mm headphone jack as well. The smartphone packs a 4,680mAh battery, which Google claims will deliver up to 48 hours of battery life on a single charge.
In terms of optics, the Pixel 5a 5G comes with a dual-camera setup that includes a 12MP dual-pixel sensor, and a 16MP ultra-wide angle lens. The smartphone will ship with Android 11. The latest 5G smartphone from Google is the first A-series Pixel smartphone that is IP67 rated, which means it is water and dust-resistant.