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Google Pixel 5A with 5G refines the budget Android phone

The latest cheaper Pixel keeps much of last year's design and specs, but moves to a slighter larger display.

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Google Pixel 5A

Google's $449 Pixel 5A with 5G, henceforth referred to as the 5A, was revealed Tuesday.

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Google Pixel 5A

The 5A is getting released on Aug. 26.

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Google Pixel 5A

The phone is getting a limited release and will be available on Google's store unlocked or ready to use with Project Fi.

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Google Pixel 5A

It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor that powers a 6.34-inch OLED display.

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Google Pixel 5A

Like last year's Pixel 4A 5G, the 5A has a fingerprint sensor. 

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Google Pixel 5A

The phone initially runs with Android 11, but will get bumped up to Android 12.

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Google Pixel 5A

The phone has a 4,620mAh battery that can be fast charged using the included 18-watt USB-C wall charger.

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Google Pixel 5A

The 5A's chip is the same as last year's 4A 5G: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor. 

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Google Pixel 5A

The similarities don't end there with the specs, as both phones also have 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. 

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Google Pixel 5A

The phone's IP67-rated water and dust resistance should help withstand the elements.

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Google Pixel 5A

Continue scrolling through the gallery to see more angles of the Pixel 5A with 5G.

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