The technology giant Google has today officially unveiled its latest mid-range smartphone, dubbed Google Pixel 5a 5G for a price of $449. Compared to its predecessor Pixel 4a, the pricing has increased by $100.
The smartphone comes with a bigger 6.34-inch OLED display that offers a Full HD+ screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. Under the hood, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The main camera is a 12.2 MP sensor which appears to be the same Sony IMX363 sensor that Google has used for the past four years. It also comes with a 16 MP wide-angle lens and an 8 MP front-facing snapper.
Apart from the improved specifications, another reason for the price hike for the newer model could be the IP67 rating which makes the phone water and dust resistant. The company has also retained the 3.5mm headphone jack. It comes running the Android 11 operating system and is powered by a 4,680mAh battery that supports 18W USB-PD 2.0 fast charging technology.
The Google Pixel 5a 5G is priced at $449 and is now available to pre-order in the United States and Japan and will ship starting from August 26th. It is unlocked and works on all major carrier networks in the U.S. and Japan. Currently, the company has not announced any plans for launching this smartphone in other regions.