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Google may launch and release Pixel 5a smartphone in August: Report

As per the company, the device will be launched later this year.

Previously Google confirmed that Pixel 5A will be a mid-range option that is going to be available later this year in the worldwide markets. But according to a fresh report the company is expected to launch the device in August. In addition to this, the phone may also go on sale in a similar month of the launch. However, the past rumours suggested that this time the company might not bring the device to the stores. 

Reportedly, Google Pixel 5A is said to be announced in August. The device is a follow up of the original Pixel 5, which was launched last year. However, the upcoming devices are said to be low-cost handsets. Another report suggests, that the phone has been spotted with multiple references to the codename “Barbet” in the latest Android 12 Developer Preview that is slated to be used for the models which were launched last year. These references have a model number “sm7250” that is believed to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC which is also present in the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G.

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Earlier Google Pixel 5a was rumoured to be cancelled by the company but the company took this matter into its hands therefore by confirming the launch. Google released a statement saying “Pixel 5a 5G is not cancelled. It will be available later this year but will be available in the US and Japan. This statement contradicts an alleged BIS listing which indicated the launch in India as well. 

Last year Google Pixel 4a and 5 was launched in the month of October. In the same way, the launch of the Pixel 5a is expected to happen around the same timeline or maybe earlier. 

Google Pixel 6
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Separately, Google Pixel 6 is also scheduled for a launch. The device is said to be powered by the company’s in-house chipset codenamed “Whitechapel” which is also being referred to as GS101. The GS in the acronym stands for Google Silicon. The new chipset is said to be co-developed with Samsung that may share some similarities with its Exynos chipsets. The Google Silicon is also said to have an octa-core ARM CPU with two Cortex-A78 plus two Cortex-A76 and four Cortex-A55 cores. This can be further paired with ARM Mali GPU which is based on Samsung’s 5nm manufacturing architecture.

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Komila Singhhttp://www.gadgetbridge.com
Komila is one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.

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