Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G launching date announced; other devices confirmed too

Highlights
  • The launch event is scheduled for September 30th
  • Apart from the Pixel phones, Google will launch a smart speaker and a TV dongle at the event
  • Google has previously confirmed that the two new Pixel phones will not launch in India

The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G smartphones, a new Chromecast, and a new smart speaker are confirmed to launch at an event Google will be hosting on September 30th. The event is slated for 11am PT (or 11:30pm IST) and will be an online-only affair; while it isn’t confirmed yet, it should be live-streamed on YouTube. While Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, and the next-gen Google Nest smart speaker have been acknowledged by Google in the past, the upcoming Chromecast model is an unknown quantity. We will have to wait for the September 30th event to find out everything about the device.

The event, which is titled ‘Launch Night In’, will see the launch of Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G smartphones. Both the handsets were first mentioned as “coming soon” by the company at the time of Pixel 4a launch, i.e. in August. At the time, it was mentioned that the two smartphones will launch later this year but no features, design details, etc. were revealed. However, we can expect Google Pixel 5 specifications to include 5G support, punch-hole display, square camera module, display size around 5.7-inch, Snapdragon 765 chipset, OLED panel with 90Hz refresh rate, 3,080mAh battery, etc.

Not as much is known about Pixel 4a 5G except that it will support the next-gen connectivity standard. However, it is rumoured that the device will sport a larger display than Pixel 4a’s 5.81-inch panel, 60Hz refresh rate, and a 12.2MP + 8MP camera setup. Pre-orders for the phones will reportedly start on October 8th – however, Google has already confirmed that Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a won’t be launching in the Indian market.

As for the other two devices that are confirmed for the September 30th Google launch event, we know the design of the upcoming Nest speaker thanks to a certification listing. However, it is not clear what new features it brings to the table. The upcoming Chromecast model is likely the rumoured ‘Sabrina’ dongle, whose recent leak suggested a price tag of $49-59.

Key Specs

Google Pixel 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G | 8 GBProcessor
6.0 inches Display
12.2 MP + 16 MPRear camera
8 MPSelfie camera
4080 mAh Battery
Google Pixel 5 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 79,990
Release Date: 30-Sep-2020 (Expected)
Variant: 8 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Upcoming Phone