Jon Prosser, who is a popular and very reputable tipster has revealed that his sources told him that there won’t be any Google Pixel 5A this year. Google normally releases the “A” variant of their Pixel smartphones every year. Like last year, they released the Pixel 4A.
The “A” variants are always inferior to the standard variant which make them more affordable. Pixel 5 was released in September last year and as always, the “A” variant (Pixel 5A) is expected to be released during Google’s I/O event this year. The information coming from Jon shows that there won’t be a Pixel 5A again for this entire year.
He revealed the reason behind its cancellation and that is due to the ongoing chip shortage. This chip shortage started last year due to COVID-related demand combined with drought, fires and snowstorms in different parts of the world slowing production.
This is the same reason the Galaxy Note 21 series was ditched. Google Pixel 5A and the Galaxy Note 21 series are now the two smartphones going on exile due to the chip shortage. Not just smartphones, but even gaming consoles have been struggling to keep up with the demand. The supply chain has been hit due to no chip availability, resulting in no stocks.
Google Pixel 5A is cancelled
Even though the smartphone isn’t coming again, let’s take a look at the leaked specs and renders of the smartphone.
Recent reports showed that it will have a 6.2-inch flat OLED display with a Full HD+ resolution. The camera module design is the same as the Pixel 5. It will house a 12MP main camera and a 16MP ultrawide lens. The smartphone was also said to run on the Android 12 operating system.
The rear panel also houses a fingerprint scanner. Other Google Pixel 5A specifications include a 3.5mm headphone jack and stereo speakers. Google I/O event will hold in May. It is worth noting that Google never said anything about the Pixel 5A nor its cancellation.
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