04 February 2021
Google is working on a new Pixel series smartphone that will presumably be called Pixel 5a. Steve Hemmerstoffer aka OnLeaks has now shared a bunch of renders and crucial specifications of the said device. Unfortunately, there is nothing new in terms of the design as the phone strikingly similar to last year's Pixel 4a 5G.
The alleged Pixel 5a renders show the smartphone with a punch-hole display. It has minimal bezels on all sides except for the chin which is relatively bigger. The punch-hole is in the top left corner where you can also see a single selfie camera. The back panel has a minimal design with a square-shaped camera module in the top left, a fingerprint scanner in the center, and the "G" logo at the bottom.
The phone measures 156.2 x 73.2 x 8.8mm but the thickness increases to 9.4mm if the camera bump is included. This makes it slightly taller and thicker than the Pixel 4a and that's the only major difference between the two. The back panel material is speculated to be plastic which is not surprising as the phone will not cost a premium.
OnLeaks has claimed that the Pixel 5a will sport a 6.2-inch Full HD+ OLED flat display. The phone will have a dual rear camera setup on the back along with an extra sensor. This additional sensor is tipped to be a Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) sensor. The exact specifications of the two main rear cameras are currently unknown.
In other features, the phone is reported to feature a 3.5mm headphone jack, stereo speakers, and a traditional fingerprint scanner on the back. This is pretty much what is known about the Pixel 5a for now. It will likely be an affordable offering as the tipster says Google also has Pixel 6 flagship series lined up for this year.