Google seemingly confirms Pixel 5a 5G pricing as marketing video leaks
Yesterday, we reported that Google could be planning to reveal the Pixel 5a 5G this week, its next mid-range smartphone. Apparently, that launch date may be today, as SoftBank and Google have posted teasers. In SoftBank's case, it published a Pixel 5a 5G launch video on its Twitter account, which it swiftly deleted. Unsurprisingly, the video has been re-posted by multiple accounts, which you can watch below.
Roland Quandt has also published a Pixel 5a 5G marketing render, similar to the one included in SoftBank's deleted video. Hence, the Pixel 5a 5G will be available in at least a dark green colourway with a colour-contrasting power button. The latter appears to have a textured finish too, unlike other Pixel smartphones. The device's 3.5 mm headphone jack can be seen as well, as can the date September 27.
Typically, Google includes dates in the wallpapers of its Pixel marketing assets to denote a device's actual release date. Seemingly, Google has brought forward the Pixel 5a 5G's release date, the opposite of which happened last year with the Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5.
Incidentally, Google is also advertising the Pixel 5a 5G through its Google Fi service in the US. Apparently, the device will be available for US$15 per month over two years, including smartphone insurance. Google states that subscribing saves US$293, bringing the Pixel 5a 5G's cost to US$593 excluding discounts with smartphone insurance. Assuming that Google will charge US$6 per month as it does with the Pixel 4a, then the Pixel 5a 5G should retail for US$449, US$50 less than the Pixel 4a 5G. Conversely, if insurance costs US$7 per month, the Pixel 5a 5G would retail for US$425.