Here we go, it’s leak time again with a post on Reddit giving us a look at — supposedly — the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5. Interestingly, the original comments were deleted but not before they were captured by other Redditors.

Redditor posts possible live photos of the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 from Android

The post outlines a number of key areas of the expected devices.

Pixel 4a 5G on the right in the header image has a Snapdragon 765G processor, 6GB RAM and a 60Hz screen that’s powered by a 3,800mAh battery. The camera setup is similar to the Pixel 4, perhaps not as brilliant as the Pixel faithful might like but functional nonetheless. The specs are 0.5x wide-angled lens, one standard lens (same lens as Pixel 4) 12.2MP back and 8MP front-facing. It’s important to note that megapixels don’t make the camera but they do contribute to the results.

Being a Pixel “a” device, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the back is a plastic finish to reduce costs and includes a fingerprint sensor on the rear. Providing the information is accurate, the Pixel 4a 5G has a headphone jack for those who need the connectivity.

The Pixel 5 on the left in the header image really only has a couple of different specs over the 4a 5G as far as we know at this stage. Those specifics are:

  • 4000mAh battery
  • 8GB RAM
  • 60Hz/90Hz screen
  • No audio jack

It’s exciting to see the developments of devices in the current era, as well as the efforts from manufacturers to make phones more affordable while still performing well. The Pixel range has gone from competing as an ultra-premium device to a seriously good mid-range device in the latest iterations. It will be interesting what Pixel Experience goodness they can roll into this “mid-range” flagship.

What do you need to see from these upcoming devices to take the leap and buy one?

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I was hoping the trend of seeing headphones jacks would rub off on the pixel 5. Anyone who has used USB C adapter to 3.5mm would come to realise how annoying this is and how flimsy the USB C connection is on older devices like the pixel 2. Unlimited photo storage would be good too as that got me hooked on the pixels in the first place. Wasn’t a fan of the face unlock but I admit that the lack of unlimited HQ storage was a big reason I skipped pixel 4. Pixel 5 is much of the same again… Read more »


Looks like the 4a 5G might be the only Pixel option for those of us of a certain age with deteriorating eyesight who need the larger screen.


Seems a bit odd that they’re using 3 button nav on a phone with gesture nav on by default. Probably other phones out there with a left punch-hole and a 4000mah battery (e.g. Galaxy A11). So take the leak with a grain of salt.


Might be that the user prefers 3 button nav. I doubt it is the A11 given the nav UI and that the person provided a photo of the two devices. For a while I used the 2/3 button UI before getting used to the gesture nav.


Bring back the unlimited original Photos storage for Pixel devices. Doubt it will happen due to cost savings but that was a big selling point for Pixel. None of this Google One upsell.