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Google Pixel 5a with 5G Launches in the U.S., But Not Canada

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After numerous leaks, the Pixel 5a with 5G smartphone has been unveiled by Google, available for pre-order today for those in the United States and Japan—but not Canada. The Pixel 5 is currently sold out on the Google online store in Canada.

The Pixel 5a with 5G has a 6.34-inch HD+ OLED display and launches on August 26 and is priced at $449 USD.

According to Google, the Pixel 5a with 5G adds IP67 water and dust resistance, has a dual-camera setup on the rear, features 5G networking and is powered by a Snapdragon 765G (same as the Pixel 5). There’s 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (same as the Pixel 4a), while it comes in one colour: Mostly Black, which has “forest green undertones and an olive-colored Power button.”

The fast-charging adaptive battery is 4680 mAh, larger than the Pixel 5 at 4080 mAh and Pixel 4a at 3140 mAh.

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Google also introduces a case for the mid-range Pixel 5a with 5G in four colours, while there’s also a USB-C port, stereo speakers and 3.5mm audio jack like the Pixel 4a.

Here’s a chart comparing the Pixel 5 versus the Pixel 5a versus the Pixel 4a smartphones from Google:

Pixel 5 vs 5a vs 4a

We’ll update this story accordingly with information from Google as to if and when the Pixel 5a with 5G will launch in Canada.

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