We reported earlier today that Google put the Pixel 5a on hold. Rumors have it that the company has abandoned plans to launch the next Pixel a-series phone due to the ongoing global chip crisis. However, Google came out and stated that the Pixel 5a is in the works and will be launched. However, the company mentioned that it will launch in only two markets.
“Pixel 5a 5G will not be canceled. It will be available in the US and Japan later this year and announced in line with the launch of the A-Series phone last year. “- A Google spokesperson
According to the above statement, it confirms that Google is actually working on the Pixel 5a, but it looks like the phone isn’t going on sale worldwide. The company has announced that the upcoming Pixel a-series phone will be limited to the US and Japan. Confirmation of the limited availability of the device. Additionally, Google adds that the Pixel 5a will launch in the same period as the Pixel 4a, which launched in August.
Overall, Google seems to be affected by the shortage of chip supply. Therefore, the device will not reach markets other than the USA or Japan.
According to previous rumors, the Pixel 5a will have a 6.2-inch OLED display with an FHD + resolution. However, it is unclear whether a high refresh rate will be supported or whether the traditional 60 Hz panel will be retained. According to the leaked renders, it comes with a hole cutout in the top left corner. It is likely that a dual rear camera with a 12-megapixel primary camera will be deployed alongside a 16-megapixel ultrawide snapper. In addition, the Google Pixel 5a should keep the 3.5 mm headphone jack and be equipped with stereo speakers.
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