Yesterday, insider Jon Prosser reported that Google canceled the Pixel 5a smartphone due to a shortage of processors, but as it turned out, this is not entirely true.
Journalists from 9to5Google contacted the company for a comment and Google replied that it still plans to release the novelty, but this will not take place in the summer, as stated in previous leaks, but at the end of the year. In addition, a company representative added that the device will be released in the US and Japan. For comparison, the current line of Pixel smartphones is sold in 10 countries around the world.
Update to this! @9to5Google received a statement from Google that the 5A 5G will ship in the US.
Seems to still be nixed in the other markets for some reason 🧐 https://t.co/EYlcPc9HLd
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 9, 2021
As a reminder, the Pixel 5a looks and features similar to the Pixel 4a 5G. The smartphone will receive a 6.2-inch OLED display with a hole for the front camera in the left corner, a classic fingerprint scanner on the back, a dual main camera, stereo speakers, and a headphone jack. Under the hood, the Pixel 5a is likely to be powered by a Snapdragon 700-series processor. The device will cost around $400.