Thu. May 6th, 2021
Google Pixel 5a 5G Confirmed After Rumours of Cancellation, Launch Limited to US and Japan

Google Pixel 5a 5G launch was officially confirmed on Friday, April 9, immediately after reviews recommended that it had been cancelled due to provide constraints. Refuting the rumours, Google launched a statement saying that the Pixel 5a 5G would be accessible later on this yr. The new smartphone in the Pixel lineup is anticipated to be a mid-selection alternative. Nevertheless, Google is probable to have a major-finish Pixel flagship in the will work as nicely. That model could be known as the Pixel six — the successor to the Pixel five.

“Pixel 5a 5G is not cancelled. It will be accessible later on this yr in the US and Japan and announced in line with when final year’s a-series mobile phone was launched,” a Google spokesperson has explained, as reported by 9to5Google and a handful of other publications.

Earlier, Android Central cited two independent sources claiming that the Pixel 5a has received cancelled in its entirety. A tweet posted by tipster Jon Prosser also claimed the cancellation due to chip shortage, lending further excess weight to the rumour.

Google has, nevertheless, cleared the air and finally confirmed that the Pixel 5a 5G was coming. But the company’s statement does indicate a chip shortage concern as it is organizing to launch the new smartphone only in the US and Japan. This is contrary to an alleged Bureau of Indian Specifications (BIS) listing that recommended the Pixel 5a will debut in India as nicely.

The Pixel 5a 5G is rumoured to have hardware equivalent to Pixel 4a 5G, with a smaller sized hole-punch style and design. You can also assume a Snapdragon SoC with assistance for 5G networks in the new mobile phone.

Google has also indicated that the Pixel 5a would debut sometime in August — all over the time when the Pixel 4a was launched final yr. Nevertheless, the rumour mill had recommended that the launch could take place as early as June. Some have also speculated that Google may make the announcement at this year’s I/O developer conference which is taking location just about upcoming month.

Google Pixel five consumers encounter difficulties with Netflix

In linked information, some present Google Pixel mobile phone consumers have reported difficulties in streaming Netflix information in HD. The dilemma is remaining reported by consumers of Pixel five and earlier designs and suggests a downgrade from Widevine L1 to Widevine L3 certification on the products, which prohibits them from streaming the HD information. Some of the impacted consumers have complained on Reddit and the Pixel Phone Help Forum. Google is, nevertheless, still to acknowledge the concern.


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Jagmeet Singh writes about buyer technological innovation for Devices 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Devices 360, and has regularly written about apps, laptop protection, Net solutions, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is accessible on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or E-mail at [email protected] Please send in your prospects and recommendations.
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