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Google Pixel 5a With Smaller Hole-Punch Cutout May Launch on June 11, Pixel 6 May Have Central Selfie Camera

Google Pixel 5a is expected to be exactly the same size and shape as Google Pixel 4a but with a smaller cutout for the selfie camera.

Google Pixel 5a With Smaller Hole-Punch Cutout May Launch on June 11, Pixel 6 May Have Central Selfie Camera

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Pixel 6 mock-up shows how the selfie camera could look

Highlights
  • Google Pixel 5a may have the same design as Pixel 4a
  • Pixel 6 could have smaller hole-punch cutout
  • Google has not shared any details on the Pixel phones

Google Pixel 5a will reportedly launch on June 11, a known tipster has shared on Twitter. The phone is expected to be similar to Google Pixel 4a in terms of design and its placement in the Pixel lineup. A separate report states the Google Pixel 5a as well as the Google Pixel 6 will have smaller hole-punch cutouts for the selfie camera and the latter will shift the selfie camera to the centre instead of the top left corner.

Tipster Jon Prosser shared last week that the new Pixel Buds will be unveiled mid-April and a new Pixel phone is scheduled for June 11 but at the time, it was unclear which phone it could be. Now, citing sources, Prosser tweeted that it will be the Pixel 5a. The tweet does not share any more information on the smartphone.

A report by 9to5Google states the latest update for Pixel series camera app has some details about the upcoming Pixel 5a and Pixel 6. Decompiling the latest version of the Google Camera app showed mentions of a hole-punch camera, suggesting that it will be 10-pixel radius smaller than other Pixel phones. Pixel 5a is said to come with a hole-punch cutout that is 55-pixel radius in size compared to the 65-pixel radius on other Pixel phones.

The report also states that the design of the rumoured Pixel 5a will be similar to the Pixel 4a. It will have almost exactly the same size and shape on the front and the back as the Pixel 4a.

The camera app also reportedly revealed details about the Pixel 6's selfie camera. The codename Oriole, found in the app, is believed to be for the Pixel 6 and it shows the hole-punch on the phone will be present in centre instead of the top left corner as present on the Pixel 5. The front camera on the rumoured Pixel 6 is also said to support 4K video recording.

It should be noted that Google has not shared any information on the Pixel 5a or the Pixel 6.


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