We waited not-so-patiently for the release of the Google Pixel 4a earlier this year but now our Googley eyes have turned towards the release of the Pixel 5. It seems that the Pixel 5 will not be as late as the Pixel 4a was according to the latest leak over the weekend.
Over the weekend someone managed to snap a photo of the Vodafone Germany database and its listing of the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G. According to the happy snap the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G will be released on September 25 in Just Black.
Apparently prices are also listed, although they were not captured. In Germany, the Pixel 5 will cost €630 include their VAT (16%) making the price around €530 before VAT. Directly converting that to Aussie dollars comes out at around AU$860. Add in the usual import taxes, plus some more for the privilege of living here and you have a price of most likely just over the AU$1,000 mark.
Some have stated that the price is a bit high for a 7-series Snapdragon processor but the SD765G chipset is being marketed as a premium-affordable chipset so we can see it being fairly accurate.
The Pixel 4a 5G apparently comes in at €487, €150 more than the plain Pixel 4a so converting that to here results in a price around AU$800 — just what Google have listed the Pixel 4a 5G as “starting at”, which fits with the Pixel 5 around the AU$1000 mark. It also appears that this year Google have done away with the XL version, just like they did for the “a” series as there is not one listed.
With just over a couple of weeks until the 25th of September we expect to see a few more leaks detailing the Pixel 5 in the lead up to that date. With the Pixel 4a apparently selling really well already we expect to see more of the same for the Pixel 5, especially if it is priced competitively around the AU$1000 mark.