The affordable Google Pixel 5a arrives August 26

It’s priced at just $449 yet it has the same camera as the pricier Pixel 5

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The update to last year’s Pixel 4a is finally arriving this month. Announced through an official blog post, the Google Pixel 5a with 5G is now available for pre-order for just $449.

At first glance, the Pixel 5a with 5G doesn’t seem to exhibit many significant changes when compared to its predecessor. It still houses a familiar build and design, but with the addition of 5G and some other features.

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For one, the Pixel 5a with 5G will be the first in Google’s Pixel A-series to have IP67 water and dust resistance. It also has a slightly bigger screen than the Pixel 5 at 6.34-inches.

For imaging, it houses the same set of dual cameras as the Pixel 5 which includes a 12-megapixel dual-pixel camera alongside a 16-megapixel ultrawide. Special camera features such as Portrait Light, Cinematic Pan for stabilization, Night Sight, and Astrophotography features can also be found onboard.

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Internally, it’s powered by the Snapdragon 765G 5G processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It also offers Titan M security for on-device protection and is equipped with a 4080mAh fast-charging adaptive battery.

The Pixel 5a with 5Gs battery offers all-day performance and an ultra-low battery mode with Extreme Battery Save that can extend the device’s life up to 49 hours on a single charge.

Now equipped with 5G, the Google Pixel 5a can access high and stable connection speeds. Additionally, buying a Pixel 5a in the US will grant customers a three-month trial of unlimited calls and text on Google Fi.

The Google Pixel 5a with 5G is also offered in a new color — Mostly Black. The new colorway is a more subtle choice with green undertones and an olive-colored power button.

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Pre-orders are already live in the US and Japan but there’s no word of a global release anytime soon. There’s also a phone subscription plan available from Google Fi that offers the Pixel 5a with 5G for just $15 per month. Shipping is expected to start on August 26th.