Google has yet to confirm the exact details of the Pixel 5a, other than that it will be exclusive to the US and Japan. But Google Fi app maybe just revealed the pricing of a free SIM card and it might be cheaper than great Pixel 4a 5G…
Google Fi app users on Reddit noticed a banner advertising a Pixel 5a with a special offer. “Subscribe and save $ 233 in 2 years,” the now removed banner read. “Get Pixel 5a (5G), device protection and phone updates in 2 years for just $ 15 a month. Visit fi.google.com/buy-devices on your computer to subscribe. “
While following the link will get you nowhere at the time of writing, you can read between the lines to determine the price without a SIM card as 9to5Google It has.
Fifteen dollars a month for two years equals $ 360, and adding the promised savings of $ 233 gives you $ 593. Current device protection includes a $ 6 / month device protection scheme that scales to $ 144, so take that off and you get $ 449 – $ 50 less than the Pixel 4a 5G’s suggested retail price.
Considering that in the specs we’ve heard the Pixel 5a sits somewhere between the current Pixel 4a and the Pixel 4a 5G, it would make sense that the price is somewhere in between as well. It is reported to use the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC and camera as the latter, but forgo wireless charging as in the former.
However, the battery appears to be getting a big boost, with a claimed capacity of 4,560mAh. This not only dwarfs the Pixel 4a (3140mAh) and Pixel 4a 5G (3855mAh), but also the Pixel 5 (4080mAh).
At the moment, there are rumors about these characteristics, but they will soon be confirmed. The phone will go on sale in the US and Japan on August 26, according to a recent report. Given its limited geographic availability, it’s probably also limited in stock, so don’t wait if you’re in those regions and envision the Pixel 5a as your next phone.