Google released two 5G phones, Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5, with pricing starting at US$499.
As “pro son” products, they have pre-installed the official version of the Android 11 system without an accident and promised to maintain a 3-year iteration. However, the configuration is somewhat general, the Snapdragon 765 5G platform, 12.2MP + 16MP dual camera combination, etc.
For Pixel, Google seems very self-aware. According to foreign media reports, Google plans to ship only 800,000 Pixel 5 phones this year. Moreover, the cumulative shipment of Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), and Pixel within 5 years is only set at 3 million units.
In fact, Google’s own mobile phones sell several million units each year. In 2019, it was about 7.2 million units. In 2020, it is expected to be only about 4.7 million units.
Besides, there is no Pixel 5 XL this year. Instead, Google wants to promote Pixel 4a 5G, which is cheaper and has the largest screen, which can be partially understood.