Hey, Pixel fanboys, Hedi is back here for Pixel 4 Manual. I am excited about this cause today. I will talk about Pixel 4a & Pixel 5 Pricing Strategy Is Awesome. Here’s Why. So Google Pixel 5 was in the news for a couple of reasons. First, due to reports that it will ditch the premium Snapdragon 865 soc in favor of a Snapdragon 765, which is an upper midrange processor. Google is doing this to keep the costs down since the Snapdragon 865 is forcing Android smartphone makers to push the prices this year. Also, we learned that Google is ditching the soli radar chip on the Pixel 5 because I guess it was holding Google back from doing many things such as a modern edge to edge design and also prevented them from selling the handset in many of the big key markets. And now the Pixel 5 is in the news again and not for a very good reason. You see usually, Google launches its flagship pixel lineup in October every year, but that may not be the case this year. Don’t forget to read also our previous post about exclusive Pixel 4a leaks 2020!
According to the narrative of Jon Prosser, a good friend and also a reputed leaker tweeted that Pixel 5 may actually be delayed. He didn’t mention by how much but he also tweeted that another Pixel phone the Pixel 4a has also been delayed and now will be announced on 13th July and will go on sale from August. For comparison, Google launched the Pixel 3a in May last year. The reason for the delay is not because of the supply chain issues but rather due to the market conditions, as Jon explains, which makes sense as the majority of western countries are still locked down. Even though the countries have been easing the lockdown a bit but still too many people their finances are still uncertain, and they are less likely to spend money on mobile devices, which have been proven by the sluggish sales of the Galaxy S20 manual series and every other new phone that has been launched this year. But Google also needs to understand that there are people who want a new device right now and certainly there are people who have been waiting for the Pixel 4a especially after the Pixel 3a became a very good value for money device last year and the delay could make them look for another device from another company.
So now in my opinion, delaying the Pixel 5 makes sense a bit but not the Pixel 4a since it’s rumored to cost just $299 for the 64GB variant. If people wanted an upgrade, I don’t think they would think much about spending this amount of money on the phone even during this pandemic that’s going on right now. Anyway, we have more evidence from Google itself about the prices of the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5. The details come from a recent survey that Google conducted. The survey suggests that the Pixel 4A could cost $349, which is in line with the leaked price for the 128GB variant and then later launching premium pixel, aka the Pixel 5 could cost $699. At 699 the Pixel 5 will undercut most 2020 Android flagship phones by a few hundred dollars. While the Snapdragon 765 chipset may disappoint a few buyers, the Pixel 5 could still be able to attract a lot of them with a $699 price tag and best-in-class camera performance. Anyway, let me know what do you think? At $699, do you think? Pixel 5 has a better chance of competing against the best in class Android flagships? Let me know down in the comments, and as always, thank you all for reading this Google Pixel 4a & Pixel 5 pricing strategy is awesome. Here’s why and I may not be uploading news for the next couple days, so there’s plenty of content to catch-up on over there. I’ll see you in the next one, and hopefully, this pixel 4a and Pixel 5 news can make you even more curious about this upcoming pixel phone.