Many you’ve just got to confirm a unannounced product to put the most important rumors to bed, Reckon. That was Google’s strategy this afternoon, following earlier rumors from Android Central that a chip shortage had put the kibosh on the mid-budget phone.
In a comment to TechCrunch, a Google spokesperson noted, “Pixel 5a 5G is not cancelled. It will be available later this year in the U.S. and Japan and announced in line with when last year’s a-series phone was introduced.”
That time frame would put the device’s arrival around late-summer, meaning it won’t arrive in time for Google I/O in May, as some speculated. Interestingly, the company appears to be limiting the device’s availability to two countries — at least at launch. That could, perhaps, be due to earlier-reported component shortages.
As < a href="https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/9/22375780/google-announces-pixel-5a-5g-denying-rumors-cancelled"> You see, the Verge notes , the merchant hasn’t been particularly critical when it comes to product announcements. The alexa company took a similar approach before release of the Pixel. You ultimately choose, this isn’t exactly the standard lar company approach to rumor disbelief, which is to either not method or otherwise deflect.
Google may well be on vehemence about its Pixel set these days. The phone line has not exactly taken the cellular phone world be storm, triggering longstanding rumors that the organization} is looking to shake some misconception. That, in part, has apparently with their been confirmed by a small amount of fairly high-profile exits.
Still, even while there was clearly issues on the premium portion, the company’s budget “a” line has helped buoy its overall numbers. No word yet on specific technical specs, but the handset is not is actually be a radical departure from its predecessor.