Google Pixel 5 Price Has Been Revealed – So Google Pixel 5 was in the news for a couple of reasons. First, due to reports that it will ditch the premium Snapdragon 865 soc in favor of a Snapdragon 765, which is an upper midrange processor. Google is doing this to keep the costs down since the Snapdragon 865 is forcing Android smartphone makers to push the prices this year.
Also, we learned that Google is ditching the soli radar chip on Pixel 5. because I guess it was holding Google back from doing many things such as a modern edge to edge design. And also prevented them from selling the handset in many of the big key markets. And now the Pixel 5 is in the news again and not for a very good reason.
You see, usually, Google launches its flagship pixel lineup in October every year, but that may not be the case this year. Jon Prosser, a good friend and also a reputed leaker, tweeted that Pixel 5 may actually be delayed. He didn’t mention by how much, but he also tweeted that another Pixel phone the Pixel 4A has also been delayed. And now it will be announced on 13th July and will go on sale from August. For comparison, Google launched the Pixel 3A in May last year.
The cause for the delay is not because of the supply chain issues. But rather due to the market conditions as Jon explains. This makes sense as the majority of western countries are still locked down. Even though the countries have been easing the lockdown a bit but again. Too many people their finances are still uncertain. And they are less likely to spend money on mobile devices. Which has been proven by the sluggish sales of the Galaxy S20 series. And every other new phone that has been launched this year.
But Google also needs to understand that there are people who want a new device right now. And certainly, some people have been waiting for Pixel 4A. Especially after Pixel 3A became a very good value for money devices last year. And the delay could make them look for another device from another company. In my opinion, delaying Pixel 5 makes sense a bit.
But not the Pixel 4A since it’s rumored to cost just $299 for the 64GB variant. If people wanted an upgrade. I don’t think they would think much about spending this amount of money on the phone. Even during this pandemic that’s going on right now. Anyway, we have more evidence from Google itself about the prices of the Pixel 4A and Pixel 5. The details come from a recent survey that Google conducted.
The survey suggests that the Pixel 4A could cost $349. Which is in line with the leaked price for the 128GB variant. And then later launching premium pixel, aka the Pixel 5 could cost $699. At 699 the Pixel 5 will undercut most maximum 2020 Android flagship with a few hundred dollars. While that Snapdragon 765 chipset may abort a few customers. Pixel 5 could yet be ready to bring a lot of them by a $699 cost tag. And best-in-class camera production.