It’s long been rumored that there might be a 5G version of the Google Pixel 4a, and now that’s looking ever more likely, as a mobile network appears to have listed just such a device.
Boom! Mobile is the network in question, and it’s a small MVNO (mobile virtual network operator – a type of network that relies on another network’s infrastructure) in the US. The network listed all the 5G phones it supports (as spotted by XDA Developers), and that list includes the ‘Google G025E’.
Now, the Google Pixel 4a isn’t mentioned by name, but that model number isn’t attached to any announced Google phone, but has previously been linked to the Pixel 4a, so that’s almost certainly what we’re looking at here.
- The Pixel 5 is also on the way
- There's lots of evidence of a Google Pixel 4a 5G
- The Pixel 5 will run Android 11
Still not confirmed
It’s worth noting of course that while it’s not surprising that a mobile network would have information on the Google Pixel 4a ahead of launch, we also can’t take this as any sort of confirmation until we hear it from Google itself.
There’s also the question of whether all Google Pixel 4a models would support 5G, or whether that would be a specific 5G version.
However, we should find out soon, as the Google Pixel 4a is likely to launch before long, with the latest leak pointing to August 3.
It may have some serious competition when it does though, as at the time of writing OnePlus is just about to announce the OnePlus Nord – an affordable phone that we already know packs a quad-lens camera, 5G and more.
Via Phone Arena
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James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.