Typically you’ve simply received to verify an unannounced product to place the rumors to mattress, I suppose. That was Google’s technique this afternoon, following earlier rumors from Android Central chip scarcity had put the kibosh on the mid-budget telephone.

In a remark to TechCrunch, a Google spokesperson famous, “Pixel 5a 5G is just not cancelled. It is going to be obtainable later this yr within the U.S. and Japan and introduced according to when final yr’s a-series telephone was launched.”

That timeframe would put the system’s arrival round late-summer, that means it gained’t arrive in time for Google I/O in Could, as some speculated. Curiously, the corporate seems to be limiting the system’s availability to 2 international locations — no less than at launch. That might, maybe, be on account of earlier-reported element shortages.

As The Verge notes, the corporate hasn’t been significantly valuable with regards to product bulletins. The corporate took the same method forward of the discharge of the Pixel. Both means, this isn’t precisely the usual massive firm method to rumor denial, which is to both not reply or in any other case deflect.

Google might be on edge about its Pixel line as of late. The telephone line hasn’t precisely taken the cell world be storm, leading to longstanding rumors that the corporate is trying to shake issues up. That, partially, has seemingly been confirmed by some pretty high-profile exits.

Nonetheless, even whereas there have been points on the premium aspect, the corporate’s price range “a” line has helped buoy its general numbers. No phrase but on particular specs, however the handset is just not anticipated to be a radical departure from its predecessor.

 

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