This year, Google can take two unprecedented steps: bring the Pixel 4a at a very attractive price and give up the flagship identity in Pixel 5. This will result in a reasonable price later, which is much lower than that of its predecessor.  A strange survey was found in the Google Opinion Rewards application. It allows users to specify their preferences as to which smartphone they want to buy. Google Pixel for $ 349 or a high-end device priced at $ 699. The characteristic features of the low-priced pixel phone include the plastic cover and a 3.5 mm audio jack. When describing another model, the manufacturer stated that it is a flagship smartphone with water protection and wireless charging.
The Google Pixel 5 smartphone will be cheaper than its predecessor.
It's not hard to guess that the company plans to sell Pixel 4a at $ 349, but they can charge $ 699 for Pixel 5. Interestingly, the new generation of the flagship Pixel can be $ 100 cheaper than its predecessor. Recall that Google Pixel 4 was asked for $ 799 at the start of the sale.
Rumor has it that the need to cut costs could be aided by the elimination of the expensive flagship Snapdragon 865 platform. Instead, Google may prefer the cheaper option – Snapdragon 765G. Although it is possible that the chip from the Qualcomm 700 series will be switched to Pixel 5, while the Pixel 5 XL will receive the Snapdragon 865.
In addition, previous leaks suggest that Google plans to end support for the Active Edge feature in both the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 smartphones. Many may know this feature in previous Pixel smartphones or HTC devices. The smartphone can be pressed to perform a function, e.g. B. to start the assistant or the camera quickly. From my point of view, I have to say that despite its presence, I never used this function. And I even found it superfluous. So I'm unlikely to notice that the Pixel 4a or subsequent devices like the Pixel 5 are said to be missing. However, other users can certainly rate this differently.
The question remains whether Google is changing its function. At the beginning of the year, it was rumored that Google would also allow functions to be carried out by tapping the back of a pixel smartphone with Android 11. However, we will keep you up to date in this regard.