The launch of Google Pixel 4a was only days ago (at the time of writing), but a leaked document gave us our first clue to its successor, the Pixel 5a, as well as some other potential Google phones.
This comes from 9to5Google, who purchased the document, and apparently it lists the Android builds on all smartphones currently supported by Google. In addition to the well-known phones such as Pixel 3 or Pixel 4, the unannounced Pixel 5a is on the list, and there are also the code names of some others.
These code names are “raven”
9to5Mac speculates that Rabe and Oriole are code names for Pixel 6, possibly a standard and XL model, and that the passport is an indication of the foldable Google phone that the company is said to be working on. However, there is no way to know if this is correct.
Take your pix-el
That’s a lot of upcoming Google Pixel phones, and there’s more when you consider that Pixel 5 is expected to be available very soon.
The existence of a Google Pixel 5a comes as no surprise since the company’s “a” series of smartphones, which are affordable versions on the numbered line, were very popular.
However, we have no idea when we’ll see the phone – while 2021 is the likely year (and according to the document, Pixel 6 and Pixel are foldable), Pixel 4a has been delayed so much that it’s difficult to know when we’re going will see it in the year.
Pixel 5a could be released later this year. So if you’re tempted by the Pixel 4a, you probably don’t have to wait to see if its successor comes very soon.
Either way, Google phones are a big deal. If the company introduces new hardware, we will surely make it available to you.