Google has confirmed that the Pixel 5a 5G exists and is expected to arrive later this year. Earlier Friday, many reports suggested that Google had abandoned plans to make the Pixel 5a 5G due to a global component shortage.
“The Pixel 5a 5G is not canceled. It will be available later this year in the United States and Japan and announced as with the introduction of the A-series phone last year, “a Google spokesperson told Engadget in a statement. Google announced the Pixel 4a 5G last September, so it will take several months before the company unveils the Pixel 5a. As such, you shouldn’t expect to hear too much about it. to Google I / O next month.
That said, the chip shortage will likely impact the Pixel 5a 5G’s global availability. Due to supply chain issues, Google only plans to release the Pixel 5a in the United States and Japan.