We have been hearing about Google’s rumored plans for the Pixel 5a for a while now, but nothing official has been announced to date. We did expect the phone to launch earlier in the year which is what Google did with some of its previous “A” series of Pixel phones, but that clearly did not pan out.
However, according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, he has suggested that the Pixel 5a will instead be launching this August and it is also expected to go on sale the same month. That being said, what will be interesting is whether or not this August date means we can expect to see the Pixel 6 at the same time as well.
This is because Google usually launches their new Pixel phones in the second half of the year. The Pixel 5 was launched in September 2020, so the Pixel 6 could be as well. However, back to back launches seem a little weird and a little inefficient, so there is a chance that the Pixel 5a’s launch in August could also see Google launch the Pixel 6 as well.
Of course, this is just speculation on our end so don’t take it as gospel, so only time will tell if we are right. In the meantime, the Pixel 5a is said to only be available in the US and Japan, but it is unclear if this limitation will be a temporary thing, possibly due to chip shortages, or if it will be permanent.