1. beantownsouth's Avatar
    Since I really like the form factor of the Pixel 5. Do you think a Pixel 6a is in the works? If it is, It would be awesome with the form factor of the P5, the Tensor SoC, the P6 camera and the back finger print reader of the Pixel 5. If they give it the same 4-5 years worth of update as the P6, I'd be first in line to upgrade to it. You'd have three different sized phones with features that would suit anyone in the market.

    Thoughts anyone?
    10-24-2021 12:00 PM
  2. Scott337's Avatar
    I think there will be since the a series seems to sell well. But I would bet that if there is it will be the Pixel 6 form factor with a few less features than the 6. Or they could make it smaller, anything is possible?
    10-24-2021 12:18 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    I wouldn't think so since the Pixel 5a wasn't long ago but who knows.
    10-24-2021 12:21 PM
  4. Scott337's Avatar
    I wouldn't think so since the Pixel 5a wasn't long ago but who knows.
    I think the 6a, if made, would be around April / May 2022 kind of following the a series launch dates.
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    10-24-2021 01:35 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    I think the 6a, if made, would be around April / May 2022 kind of following the a series launch dates.
    We shall see .
    10-24-2021 01:43 PM
  6. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    They will probably be one, but not soon. And you can't bank on things like tensor or the Pixel 6 camera.
    10-24-2021 01:54 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I think there will be since the a series seems to sell well. But I would bet that if there is it will be the Pixel 6 form factor with a few less features than the 6. Or they could make it smaller, anything is possible?
    I'm thinking they'd actually stick with the Pixel 5/5a form factor, to continue differentiating them from the flagships, as well as continue offering the design to customers who prefer it.

    I also agree that we'd see it some time next spring.
    10-24-2021 02:24 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I think the 6a, if made, would be around April / May 2022 kind of following the a series launch dates.
    Sorry I misread, I was thinking u meant this year at some point but see u saying next year and why I said pixel 5a . Yeah next year around that date probably.
    10-24-2021 02:28 PM
  9. Smokeaire01's Avatar
    I'm thinking they'd actually stick with the Pixel 5/5a form factor, to continue differentiating them from the flagships, as well as continue offering the design to customers who prefer it.

    I also agree that we'd see it some time next spring.
    I don't recall how quickly the 4a5g or the 5 came out after the 4a but it wasn't long after. Of course the 4a release was delayed.
    10-24-2021 03:44 PM
  10. ras47's Avatar
    They pulled the plug on the Pixel 5 surprisingly quick. And flat out discontinued it. I hope this was a one-off situation for Google. If they develop a pattern like that I'll lose a lot of confidence in Google, and how they handled my exchange for the Pixel 5 has left me with precious little already.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    10-24-2021 04:13 PM
  11. beantownsouth's Avatar
    They pulled the plug on the Pixel 5 surprisingly quick. And flat out discontinued it. I hope this was a one-off situation for Google. If they develop a pattern like that I'll lose a lot of confidence in Google, and how they handled my exchange for the Pixel 5 has left me with precious little already.
    I too was perplexed by how fast they pulled the P5. A fantastic phone all the way around. Was it because they only made so many of them and they sold out that quick? Or was it something else? And now with the 6 series about to drop, how long before the 5a5g gets yanked. All I can do is sit back and wait and see.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    10-24-2021 04:27 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I don't look at the discontinuation of a phone model as "pulling the plug" -- they still support the heck out of it. I would think it has more to do with production, and gearing up for the next model.
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    10-24-2021 04:31 PM
  13. TheAngryToaster's Avatar
    Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if we didn't see one. The value for what you get at the price point of the 6 is hard to beat.

    The 5a with 5g is 150 less than the 6. Honestly when you compare the 2 the 6 is the obvious choice IMO.
    10-24-2021 04:55 PM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I was thinking they might gear a 6a further down toward the budget/midrange level, as it was originally conceived back with the 3a. The price of the "a" series was starting to climb, so now that the Pixel 6's price point is relatively affordable, they can start cranking it down again. So maybe a smaller phone with the form factor of the 5/5a, with a Snapdragon 7xx series, for about $400-450?
    10-24-2021 05:01 PM
  15. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    When did they stop selling the 5? I had zero interest in it, so didn't pay attention.

    On price, while it is excellent value, there are plenty of people for whom £/€/$600 is still too much.
    10-24-2021 05:36 PM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Looks like it was back in August: https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/20/2...5-discontinued
    10-24-2021 05:40 PM
  17. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    I don't think it's a matter of they stopped selling them. I think they only made so many and they sold out.
    Well, more importantly they sold poorly enough that it wasn't worth doing another production run.
    10-24-2021 05:48 PM
  18. beantownsouth's Avatar
    Well, more importantly they sold poorly enough that it wasn't worth doing another production run.
    Maybe the fact that they way over priced them for the actual hardware specs just might have had something to do with that. I bought mine brand new, in the box for 500 bucks. Which I thought was a fair price for it. No way I was spending 700 bucks for it.
    10-24-2021 05:55 PM
  19. ras47's Avatar
    The specs were middling for a flagship phone on the Pixel 5. Personally I don't give a hoot about specs, but the rest of the tech world is enthralled with Geekbench scores. My 5 has everything I need. Plenty of camera resolution, 5G, smooth and fluid animation, bright screen, and superb battery life.
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    10-24-2021 06:10 PM
  20. TheAngryToaster's Avatar
    Or it’s the fact that the base 6 is 599 and 5 was 699. Can’t really charge 100 more for a phone with terrible internals. Dropping the price would really **** of all the people who have the 5 and paid the 699. They would have most likely have to drop it below the price of the 6, which would be pointless because of the pixel 5a 5G is already priced in the range and is almost identical to the 5.
    10-24-2021 06:34 PM
  21. fuzzylumpkin's Avatar
    It's fine to not care about specs, but personally I'm not ok paying £700 for a £400 phone. That was the problem with the 5.
    10-24-2021 06:49 PM
  22. sulla1965's Avatar
    Or it’s the fact that the base 6 is 599 and 5 was 699. Can’t really charge 100 more for a phone with terrible internals.
    We paid $699 due to the Verizon mmwave 5G support that came with it. Otherwise the P5 would've been $599.
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    10-24-2021 10:15 PM
  23. TheAngryToaster's Avatar
    We paid $699 due to the Verizon mmwave 5G support that came with it. Otherwise the P5 would've been $599.
    The pixel 5 unlocked was 699 from Google. What Verizon did was make it seem like you were paying for an upgrade. When you were just buying a regularly priced pixel 5.
    10-26-2021 09:05 AM
  24. ras47's Avatar
    I think there will indeed be a 6a version. The primary upgraded feature will be the storage. 128/256/512 options on all devices. Or perhaps the 512GB storage will only be an option on the Pro model. That kinda sounds like Google.
    10-26-2021 11:04 AM

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