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Google confirms the Pixel 5a for launch amidst rumors of a cancellation

The Google Pixel 4a's successor is on the way. (Source: Business Insider)
The Google Pixel 4a's successor is on the way. (Source: Business Insider)
Reports surfaced a few hours ago claiming that Google had canceled its plans for the release of a Pixel 5a. Google has swiftly laid those rumors to rest, though, by confirming that the Pixel 5a will be released later this year, at least in the US and Japan.

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Fans of Google's Pixel A series will have been looking forward to the next iteration, the Pixel 5a, and Google has now confirmed that it will launch the phone later this year, amidst recent rumors claiming the phone had been canceled.

A few hours ago, rumors surfaced that Google had canceled its plans for the release of the Pixel 5a, codenamed "Barbet". Going by the source tweet, Google's decision was down to the issue of chip shortage in the industry, resulting in the company choosing to keep on selling the Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a 5G while working on the Pixel 6.

Thankfully, though, Google has swiftly laid those rumors to rest:

“Pixel 5a 5G is not canceled. It will be available later this year in the US and Japan and announced in line with when last year’s a-series phone was introduced.”

There you go; no, the Google Pixel 5a has not been canceled. It will be released later this year, perhaps around August, in the US and Japan at least. Rumors will remain rumors.

Buy the Pixel 4a 5G on Amazon.

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Ricci Rox, 2021-04- 9 (Update: 2021-04- 9)