We all saw this coming, but Google’s next phone is likely a stripped down version of the flagship Pixel 5, and it’s probably called the Pixel 5a. The leaked images show a strikingly familiar design – it looks pretty much the same as the Pixel 4a.

Noteworthy differences shown in the renders include a dual rear camera over the 4a’s single rear lens – bringing it more in line with the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5. Like other budget Pixel phones, the render shows a headphone jack, inset rear fingerprint reader and seemingly plastic shell.

If this is what the new budget Pixel will look like, it’s definitely a statement saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. The Pixel 4a is still a great device for the money, and there’s nothing wrong with the way it looks or handles. If by using the same design as a previous phone helps lower the cost of the device to the consumer, I’m all for it.

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    11 days ago

    The person most likely to buy a new Pixel already owns an older model Pixel,
    it does not encourage them to upgrade if it’s too much like the previous model.

    Maaz Mohammed
    Maaz Mohammed
    Reply to  PukeyLuke
    11 days ago

    I second that.