Pixel 5 and 4a 5G: Made by Google event confirmed for September 30th

Pixel 5 and 4a 5G: Made by Google event confirmed for September 30th

If current reports are believed, Google could present the new Pixel 5 as early as the end of September. On Reddit, a photo and the specs have been viewed. Now, Google has officially announced a Made by Google event for September 30th.

"Get your popcorn ready", is the message Google put out on Twitter today. A Made by Google keynote has been scheduled for September 30th, at 10:00 PT. That's 18:00 if you live in the United Kingdom.

This is surely for the launch of the Googe Pixel 5 and Google Pixel 4a 5G. Both phones are already kind of official and are online on the Google Store already, but Mountain View will likely show off the features and announce the official pricing at the event at the end of the month.


Previous leaks about the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G

As XDA-Developers reports with reference to a now-deleted post on the social network Reddit, a user of the service has published the alleged technical data of both devices in addition to an image of the black Pixel 5 and white Pixel 4a 5G.

Pixel 5 (shown on the left in the picture) is much smaller and has a slightly textured back. The Leaker is said to have described it as a plastic with a matte design. The design of the cameras looks identical on both models. Also visible is the fingerprint sensor on the back of both devices.

These are the supposed technical specification of the Pixel 5 according to the recent leak:

  • 4.000 mAh battery
  • 0.5x wide-angle camera, possibly with a 16 MP sensor (Sony IMX481)
  • 12.2-megapixel standard camera (allegedly Sony IMX363)
  • 8-megapixel camera on the front (Sony IMX355)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 90 Hz display
  • Plastic housing with fingerprint scanner on the back
  • No 3.5 mm headphone jack
Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G Live Image
This picture of a now-deleted Reddit post allegedly shows the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. / © Reddit

Pixel 4a 5G: White model with smaller battery

Besides the data of the Pixel 5, the leaker also mentioned the alleged details of the Pixel 4a 5G. As the similarity of the camera bump already suggests, the cameras are supposed to be identical on both upcoming smartphones.

Inside, however, Google has saved some costs. Thus there is allegedly only a battery with 3.800 mAh in the Pixel 4a 5G. The processor is however identical to a Snapdragon 765G, but only 6 GB of RAM are available. The display also only supports a maximum of 60 Hertz. In opposition to the Pixel 5, the 4a 5G is supposed to offer a traditional headphone jack, though.

The Leaker did not provide details about the display dimensions. In both cases, however, it should be a variant with hole punch – as with Pixel 4a. The price of the Pixel 4a 5G is said to start at 499 US dollars. There was no information about the cost of the Pixel 5.

According to the latest rumors, Pixel 5 (in black and green) and Pixel 4a 5G (black) could be available from September 30th, 2020. A white version of the Pixel 4a 5G is said to ship in October.


While a few days ago on the French site of Google there were internal indications that Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) can be pre-ordered from October 8, 2020, there is now reason to hope for an earlier launch. If one believes the leaker Jon Prosser and his sources, at least the Pixel 5 and a variant of the Pixel 4a with 5G should be available a few days before the previous date.

According to Prosser, Pixel 5 will appear in the colors black and green as early as September 30th, 2020. The same applies to the black version of Pixel 4a (5G).

However, those who are looking forward to a white Pixel 4a with 5G support will apparently still have to wait until October. The leaker could not provide a more concrete date so far.

It is currently assumed that the Pixel 5 – like the 4a (5G) – will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G and two cameras on the back. According to Prosser, Google's design will be close to the well-known Pixel 4 and Pixel 4a.

Traditionally, Google has presented the past Pixel smartphones within the first weeks of October. A presentation at the end of September would, therefore, be a novelty for Google's smartphone. Prosser did not comment on the prices of the two new Pixel devices.


The article at the top of this article image shows the Pixel 4a.

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