When Google announced the Pixel 4a, the company also confirmed that they would be launching a 5G version of the Pixel 4a and also the Pixel 5 at a later date. The company mentioned that it would be coming in the fall, but when exactly? Turns out that October could be when.
This is according to a report from 9to5Google in which they were tipped off by a reader to the Google blog posted in France. It would seem that the French version of the Pixel 4a’s blog post differs slightly from the English version where it mentions that the Pixel 4a (5G) and the Pixel 5 will be available for pre-order on the 8th of October.
The mention has since been removed from the French blog, but it should still be viewable on Google cache (the irony is not lost on us). Given that this comes from a pretty official source, it’s safe to say that it is more than likely accurate, although Google has yet to confirm this themselves. Google has hosted its Pixel events in October in the past, so it wouldn’t be too presumptuous to think that they would continue that tradition this year.
Either way, we’ll have to wait for a couple more months until it happens. In the meantime, Google has discontinued the Pixel 4 and 4 XL, which means that if you don’t want to buy the Pixel 5, your only choice for now would be the Pixel 4a, or find a retailer with any remaining Pixel 4 inventory.