Pixel 5a 5G could be launched this week, while more evidence of the Pixel Fold surfaces
Google is set to launch its Pixel 5a 5G handset this week according to a new report from Android Police. A repair store has received all the parts for the Pixel 5a bar the display and has taken some hands-on shots of the device. It is said to look quite similar to the Pixel 4a 5G it replaces, using the same design language, but it apparently feels less like hard plastic and more rubbery in the hand.
Of particular note is the revelation that the Pixel 5a 5G will sport a 4,680 mAh battery. This is a marked step up from the battery found in the Pixel 4a 5G which was only fitted with a 3,885 mAh battery. When paired with the same Snapdragon 765G as the Pixel 4a 5G, the Pixel 5a 5G device should prove to offer some of the best battery life on the market in its category. It should also offer solid performance at its price point with a launch expected as soon as this week.
In other Pixel-related news, Google appears to be continuing its development of the long-rumored Pixel Fold. Tipster @cstark27 has been digging into the latest Android 12 beta source code and found references to the new Pixel 6 devices by their code names as well as the Pixel Fold, which is known to be going by the code name ‘Passport’. So far, there haven’t been any leaked images of the Pixel Fold suggesting that it may not launch this year. Regardless, it’s good to know Google is still working on it.