Google is mainly known as the Search Engine Giant. But enthusiasts have another big reason to love Google – The Pixel Series. And guess what? Google has just confirmed the upcoming Google Pixel 5a 5G this year.
Pixel started its journey in 2013, but the first phones in this lineup were the Pixel and Pixel XL, launched in 2016. The prime focus was always on the Cameras, and soon the Pixel Phones became ‘King of the Smartphones’ in this arena in a short amount of time. The primary reason behind the success of Google was its impressive level of software optimization. Since the first phones, the lineup has seen Pixel 2, 2 XL, 3, 3 XL, 3a, 3a XL, 4, 4 XL, 4a, 4a 5G, and the Pixel 5.
Note: We are only concerned about the smartphones under the Pixel lineup, not other similar product(s).
The Reason for Confirming
A rumor about Android Chip Shortage from Android Central had gotten everyone on a swing about the upcoming probable mid-budget or premium mid-budget phones. It was only then that Google sent the announcement through an official statement in response, destroying the hype for the phone, it seems.
Google has announced the phone officially. But it was no fancy tweet or astonishing graphics, and it was just a mere response to the rumors which stated plainly this:
Google did not cancel Pixel 5a 5G. It will be available later this year in the U.S. and Japan and announced in line with when Google introduced last year’s a-series phone.
Also, the launch would primarily be limited to two countries only.
This kind of announcement seriously makes one committed pixel lover very much angry. Why can’t they make promotional teasers like others? It’s not like they don’t know how to; they just are plain when it comes to product announcements or confirmations.
The phone, in itself, is not something too legendary. The seemingly mythical Google Pixel 6 is rumored to come out later this year as a premium flagship smartphone with Google’s own designed processor.
Besides that, people are dying for the Google Pixel Watch, too. Google, can you hear us?