Pixel 5a vs Pixel 4a: What Changes We May See, 5G Support?

Pixel 5a remains one of the much-anticipated smartphones in 2021. So, how will it fare against the popular predecessor Pixel 4a? While we now only have leaks, we can guess how the upcoming Pixel 5a might shape. Google Pixel 5a launch date has already been tipped, said to happen in August. Pixel 5a availability is expected in the same month, as per popular analyst Mark Gurman with Bloomberg. Pixel 5a India availability will be confirmed by September.

Pixel 5a vs Pixel 4a: What Changes We May See, 5G Support?

Google will follow the same strategy with Pixel 5a as the previous generation Pixel 4a in 2021, no fancy features, just a budget pricing with some really good specs on-board.

Google entered the midrange segment first with Pixel 3a in 2019, and then took the market by storm with Pixel 4a last year.

In spite of being affordable, the mid-range Pixel phones became a natural choice for people looking for mid-range phones with good cameras. The single-camera sensors on Pixel 3a and Pixel 4a produced stunning pictures with some amazing low light photography.

Expect Pixel 5a with some really good cameras again, decent hardware and the latest software.


Pixel 5a vs Pixel 4a: Specs Comparison, What We May See

Pixel 5a specs will remain in the budget category as the current Pixel 4a. After failing for years, Google finally got it right with the Pixel 4 series, and it ended up as a big hit across categories. The company will follow the same route as the previous generation, and Pixel 5a will directly go against the stalwarts in the entry premium category.

As per the rumours, the upcoming Pixel 5a leaked details show some decent upgrades.

Design, Build

The upcoming Pixel mid-range smartphone is said to feature a similar design as Pixel 4a with some change in the camera setup. The leaked Pixel 5a images show a dual-camera setup with a flash housed in the square module. As Pixel 4a, the upcoming Pixel 5a will have a punch-hole cutout on the top left corner.

The design language will remain technically same with a similar power button in different colour and a rear-mounted fingerprint print scanner.


Pixel 5a leaked specs include a 6.2-inch Full HD+ OLED display with similar dimensions as Pixel 4a 5G measuring 156.2 x 73.2 x 8.8mm from the leaked image.The device may retain the 3.5mm jack as well, seen in the leaked render. In comparison, Google Pixel 4a features a 5.81-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a punch-hole.

The device has a punch-hole display with the hole at the top right corner with a slight chin down under.

Hardware, Software

Pixel 4a came with Snapdragon 730G chipset, an upgrade over Snapdragon 670 SoC on Pixel 3a. Pixel 4a came in a single variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. Pixel 5a is said to ship with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 750G budget 5G chipset, the one which was launched with OnePlus Nord CE recently.

The device will ship with 6GB of RAM and 128GB UFS 3.1 storage in a single storage model. Pixel 5a is said to come with 5G support.

The software as always will be the latest, Pixel 5a will run on Android 12 out of the box. 


At the back, the Google Pixel 4a features a single camera at the back, a 12.2-megapixel rear shooter. There’s an 8-megapixel front-facing camera upfront. Google earlier accidentally shared a photo taken with the device. It’s supposed to pack in the same 12.2MP sensor with upgraded software with an aperture of f/2.2, 16mm focal length, hinting at an ultra wide-angle camera.

Pixel 5a may have a dual-camera setup with support for HDR+, Night Sight, Portrait Mode and other features from Pixel handsets.

Battery, Fast Charging

Pixel 5a battery may see a little jump in capacity too. The device will ship with a 3,840 mAh battery with 20W fast charging support. The current Pixel 4a houses a standard 3,080mAh battery under the hood with 18W fast charging support.

Pixel 5a Price In India: Pixel 5a Price Flipkart, Pixel 5a Price Global

Pixel 5a price will remain in the budget category, expected to start at around $349 (around Rs 25,300) globally. Pixel 5a price in India is also expected in the same bracket as the current Pixel 4a. Pixel 5a price should be between Rs 30,000 to Rs 32,000 in the country for the single variant. Pixel 5a India availability will be confirmed later. As of now, Pixel 5a in India is not expected before August.

Last year, Pixel 4a launch in India took really long. Expect a similar timeline for Pixel 5a India availability given Google’s slow release in different nations apart from the US.

Pixel 5a Release Date: Pixel 5a Launch Date In India, Pixel 5a India Launch

Previously, Pixel 5a launch date was said to set in June, as leaked by Popular tipster Jon Prosser. Now, Pixel 5a launch is being suggested in August. The new leaks suggest Pixel 5a launch will happen by August in the US. Pixel 5a launch date is expected to be finalised around the same period. The company released Pixel 4a in August 2020, and Pixel 5a release date will be around the same period this year. 

Pixel 5a availability for different countries will different, and expect India availability by August / September.

Pixel 5a India launch will happen in and around September, same as the last year. Google is yet to confirm any details officially.

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