Google Pixel 5a 5G pricing may have been accidentally leaked by Google on its Google Fi app. Google unveiled the Pixel 5 last September as the only flagship offering for 2020, but it came with the more budget-friendly Pixel 4a 5G, both of which are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. The Pixel 5a 5G has been expected for some time and there have been several leaks as well. Now the price of the phone seems to have been suggested and is comparable to the price of the Pixel 4a 5G.
Google Fi is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that provides connectivity over cellular networks and Wi-Fi. It comes with an app that, as noted by several Reddit users (1, 2), mentioned that the Pixel 5a 5G was listed in the shop section. The phone’s name was part of an advertising banner that said the Pixel 5a 5G could be purchased for $ 15 (about Rs 1,100) a month. This price includes the cost of the phone, device protection and a phone upgrade after two years.
The above banner has now been removed and the link that came with it now redirects to the Google Fi Choose Your Plan page.
9to5Google calculated the pricing of the rumored Pixel 5a 5G by using the amount of $ 15 per month for 24 months and subtracting the cost of device protection from $ 6 (about 450 rupees) per month for 24 months Has. This suggests the Pixel 5a 5G will cost $ 449 (about Rs.33,400) at launch.
By comparison, the Google Pixel 5 launched for $ 699 (about Rs. 51,400) while the price of the Pixel 4a 5G started at $ 499 (about Rs. 37,000). The alleged price of the Pixel 5a 5G seems cheaper than the introductory price of the Pixel 4a 5G, but that’s not really surprising considering the Pixel 6 series comes at more of a flagship price point. This isn’t the first time the Google Pixel 5a 5G has been priced as it was priced at $ 450 (around Rs 33,400) earlier this month.
Most recently, component images for the Pixel 5a 5G surfaced online, showing a rubberized surface, 3.5mm audio jack, and a 4,680mAh battery. The phone is widely expected to be unveiled on Aug 26, but Google has not shared any information about the phone other than its availability in the US and Japan.