Leaked document suggests Pixel 5a is coming next year, a foldable phone is in the works

06 August 2020
Google officially confirmed that the Pixel 5 5G and 4a 5G exist, but gave almost no details. The doc shows they are scheduled to launch in October.

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VanillaOS, 07 Aug 2020Google doing foldable phones give me really bad vibes. Goog... moreRightly said. Googles design team has this uncanny sense of picking up all the erroneous design priorities...

    Google doing foldable phones give me really bad vibes. Google has this tendency of joining late to the party (with the advantage of knowing where the competition failed) and still deliver a crappy "flagship feature" with a hefty price.
    Examples:
    Pixel 1 (Really huge bezels even for 2016).
    Pixel 2 (This one was actually a pretty phone despite the 3.5 mm jack controversy).
    Pixel 3 (Late for the notch and the biggest notch in any smartphone while still having a chin).
    Pixel 4 (Finally adds a second camera...The wrong one).

    Don't get me wrong, I know Pixels are about the software experience. However, the hardware is still important. That being said, the Pixel "a" series are the only phones from Google that have the right balance between software, hardware, and price.

      LEEDAQ, 06 Aug 2020why do we even need foldable phones?Dude, no one wants a tall phone. So having a phone with a foldable screen like RAZR 2019 or Galaxy Z Flip makes total sense.

        Google is slowly ruining everything the have. This phone will surely be garbage.

          Anonymous, 06 Aug 2020They can barely make regular phones without hardware defect... moreThey don't make phones anyway. They use Foxconn to make them. At most they just design the phones. Foxconn should be one of the better manufacturers though

            Anonymous, 06 Aug 2020They can barely make regular phones without hardware defect... moreSo to the point

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              LEEDAQ, 06 Aug 2020why do we even need foldable phones?Why do we even need smartphones? Why do we even need colour screened phones? Why do we even need wireless phones?... (smh)

                why do we even need foldable phones?

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                  • 06 Aug 2020

                  Once upon a time Google bought Motorola and buried it alive. Then they went under the skin of HTC with this "partnership"... Do you see any HTC phones? Great phones...before Google. Now they want to build a foldable when they can barely make a regular phone. If not for their great picture processing this company's hardware will be nothing more than a low profile unknown Chinese brand producing iPhone clones.

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                    Anonymous, 06 Aug 2020If Samsung and Huawei barely sell this kind of the device, ... moreI remember that huawei has said that they are going to make aggressive priced foldable, probably will launch with new mate series later this year. Latest rumours is that it will be 2 screen device like galaxy fold unlike that one screen which is with plastic screen very fragile.

                    I am sure if some oems will come they will price lower than samsung and there is rumour about fold e model coming next year which could cost 1100 dollars.

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                      • 06 Aug 2020

                      It's a shame when such a great camera software is carried by probably the crappiest android phones around...

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                        iseedeadpeople, 06 Aug 2020There needs to be much more competition in foldable phones.... moreIf Samsung and Huawei barely sell this kind of the device, what chances do have the other?

                        Nobody is going to pay $1800-2500 for a foldable from BBK, Xiaomi, LG, Sony or Google.

                          Mykl.Pluto, 06 Aug 2020You people exaggerate too much. I use one and its very fine."very fine"... A glowing endorsement. They suffice, sure, but they are not great. Aside from still pictures, and stock experience, they do not do anything else well.

                            Anonymous, 06 Aug 2020They can barely make regular phones without hardware defect... moreYeah. It's like me going from building bad Lego, to being an F1 engineer.

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                              Google should learn to make a proper phone first with good battery life.

                                Anonymous, 06 Aug 2020They can at least do better than Huawei's attempt i guess.Press X to doubt

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                                  Anonymous, 06 Aug 2020They can barely make regular phones without hardware defect... moreThey can at least do better than Huawei's attempt i guess.

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                                    There needs to be much more competition in foldable phones.

                                    I am probably buying fold 2 but more devices sold means better software support and i am hoping that my next foldable phone will cost less than 1000 euro while still being much better than the fold 2.

                                      Anonymous, 06 Aug 2020They can barely make regular phones without hardware defect... moreYou people exaggerate too much. I use one and its very fine.

                                        Anonymous, 06 Aug 2020They can barely make regular phones without hardware defect... moreIt'd be hilarious if they get that one thing right.