Tuesday, October 19

The Google Pixel 5a is said to have the same design as the Pixel 5 and that’s a good thing


The OnLeaks leaker has published 3D renderings of the Google Pixel 5a, the manufacturer’s future mid-range smartphone. What to discover a design very close to the models released last year.

Le Google Pixel 5a

Le Google Pixel 5a // source : OnLeaks

Last September, Google officially introduced its latest high-end smartphone, the pixels 5. The device then succeeded in Pixel 4a and was announced simultaneously with the pixel 4 a 5G. Three smartphones with a particularly similar design. It looks like the trend is being continued on Google’s side for its next mid-range smartphone.

The leaker OnLeaks has indeed published this Tuesday on the Voice platform several 3D renderings of what should be the Google Pixel 5a. This smartphone should logically succeed the Google Pixel 4a, but it would ultimately borrow a design similar to that of the three phones launched last year.

We would thus find a 6.2-inch screen on the front, punched in the upper left corner. On the back, Google would have provided a plastic surface with a fingerprint reader, while the photo module, positioned at the top left, would take the same square format as the previous models, with two photo sensors. With these different elements, the Google Pixel 5a should particularly look like the Pixel 4a 5G from last year.

It must be said that it should have the same screen size. However, the dimensions would be very slightly different with 2.3 mm more in height, 0.8 mm less in width and 0.6 mm more in thickness. “The Pixel 5a will be a carbon copy of the Pixel 4a 5G which, from an aesthetic point of view, is nothing more than a larger Pixel 5”, regrets OnLeaks.

Advantages of keeping the same design

The leaker French is also worried about the turn of Google smartphones, indicating that the brand’s smartphones will all look alike and confuse consumers. However, this choice on the part of the manufacturer could be a logical choice, both in terms of production economy and brand cohesion.

The Pixel 5 has a compact form factor

The Pixel 5 // Gamesdone: Arnaud Gelineau for Frandroid

Google has long sought the most suitable design for smartphones in the Pixel range and, after fierce criticism due to the wide bezels, the group finally seems to have found a design in tune with the times. Logical since the firm seeks to decline it on all its devices. In addition, the fact of taking a smartphone of an almost identical size to that of the Pixel 4a 5G ensures greater ease in terms of development, since Google already has experience of integrating components on smartphones of this size. .

A presentation this summer?

Finally, the fact that the Pixel 5a strongly resembles the Pixel 5, 4a 5G and 4a does not mean that the smartphone will be similar to its predecessors. The company could take the opportunity to integrate more recent components, for example with a better SoC than the Snapdragon 765G of the Google Pixel 4 a5G. Better photo sensors could also be expected, as could more storage.

We will still have to wait before officially discovering the Google Pixel 5a. The smartphone could be unveiled in the spring or summer, like last year’s Pixel 4a.


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