The rollout of 5G last year was a bit slow and there weren’t too many 5G capable smartphones around, but you know what, we get it. As with all new technology, it takes time for it to be adopted, but in 2020, we expect the rollout of 5G to be a bit more aggressive.
Unfortunately, for those who are holding out for Google’s Pixel 4a, which will be the successor to last year’s Pixel 3a, think again. According to a report from XDA Developers, they have discovered some code that seems to confirm what kind of chipset the Pixel 4a will be using.
The code has made reference to “sunfish”, which is Qualcomm’s codename for the Snapdragon 730 chipset, which is most certainly not a 5G capable chipset. This means that the Pixel 4a will most likely not support the tech as well. It cannot be confirmed yet as Google has yet to officially announce anything, but for now, it doesn’t look that way and you shouldn’t get your hopes up just yet.
Rumors of the Pixel 4a started making their rounds back in 2019 where renders made their way online, confirming its design. We’ve also heard that the phone will most likely be featuring a 5.7-5.8 inch display with a single front-facing hole-punch camera, a rear fingerprint sensor, and it will also come with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
That being said, while the (rumored) lack of 5G is disappointing, Google could still enjoy success with it assuming they maintain its price.
Source: XDA Developers