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Google officially announced the Pixel 5a with 5G smartphone

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Google officially announced the Pixel 5a with 5G smartphone
On August 17, Google expectedly presented the Pixel 5a with 5G, which will be a more budgetary alternative to the sixth generation “pixels”. Almost all of the technical data from the early leaks has been confirmed.

So, the new model can be called a slightly more improved variation of the Pixel 4a 5G last year. The appearance of the device has not changed, as well as the filling: the smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset with a 7 nm process technology, 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128 GB internal storage. The cameras also remain the same: the main one is 12.2 megapixels with a "width" of 16 megapixels, the selfie camera has 8 megapixels and the same arrangement in the upper left front part.

Among the improvements, it is worth noting the display diagonal increased in comparison with the Pixel 4a 5G - now it is 6.34 ". Contrary to rumors, the screen remains an OLED matrix with a resolution of 1080p and 60 Hz, although there were rumors about the introduction of 90 Hz. 3800 to 4680 mAh, which in theory will allow the device to work one day in normal mode and two in energy-saving mode.Also, for the first time, a Google budget smartphone has IP67 protection against moisture, which allows the device to be immersed in water to a depth of no more than a meter for half an hour The body of the "pixel" is made of aluminum alloy, the dimensions are 156 × 73 × 9 mm with a mass of 183 g. The operating system here is Android 11, which the developers will support and update for three years. The rest of the technical specifications are presented below:

Google officially announced the Pixel 5a with 5G smartphone

Cost and date of going on sale

At the moment, the smartphone can only be pre-ordered in the United States and Japan - the first "pixels" will begin to fall into the hands of owners on 26 August. The Pixel 5a with 5G will be priced at $ 449. The device is presented in one color scheme - Mostly Black, however, branded cases with four other colors are available for users.

The new device will only support the communication range below six gigahertz (Sub-6 GHz) without mmWave support. The sale of the gadget will be carried out only by the Google Store and the Fi service, it will not be possible to purchase it from mobile operators.

It should be emphasized that the novelty will be the last smartphone of the brand with a complete charge. Both versions of the upcoming Pixel 6 will no longer have an adapter.

Popular Western publications and bloggers have tried the model, the ratings are mostly positive. Xda-Developers noted that the smartphone is a great solution for its value. The Verge journalist Allison Johnson called the "pixel" boring because of the lack of innovation, but said that it still lacks the shortcomings of previous versions. Technoblogger Marquez Brownlee compared the device with updating the "find N differences" genre.
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