On Monday, Google unveiled the Snapdragon 730G powered Google Pixel 4a mid-range phone. Its 5G variant dubbed as the Pixel 4a (5G) and the Pixel 5 are slated to hit the markets by fall. While the company confirmed the pricing of the Pixel 4a (5G) as $499, it did not reveal when it will be formally launching both handsets. It seems that the search engine giant has accidentally revealed the launch date of the upcoming Pixel phones through an official blog post.
Spotted first by a 9to5Google reader, the Pixel 4a announcement blog post by Google France mentioned that the pre-orders of the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 will begin from Oct. 8. The highlighted line shown in the screenshot below (machine-translated text) is no longer available in the blog post, but its still viewable through Google Cache.
The English version of the blog post never carried the deleted text. Google is known for carrying out pre-orders shortly after its launch event, it is likely that the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) may launch on Oct. 8.
The Pixel 4a (5G) will be slotted between Pixel 4a that costs $349 and the Pixel 5 that is rumored to be priced at $649 or $699. The smartphone is likely to house a larger OLED display of 6.1 inches. The device may sport a plastic construction like the Pixel 4a. It may offer improved camera capabilities than the Pixel 4a. The phone could be equipped with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of built-in storage. It could be powered by Snapdragon 690 or Snapdragon 765G chipset.
The Pixel 5 could be sporting a 5.8-inch display. However, contradictory information that surfaced yesterday suggested that it may house a 6.67-inch OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate support. The handset is likely to feature Snapdragon 765G and an improved set of cameras.
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