Google Launches Google Pixel 5a 5G with IP67 Certification and Larger Battery


    • Google launched Google Pixel 5a 5G on 17th August 2021
    • The smartphone is similar to the Google Pixel 4a
    • The price of Google Pixel 5a 5G in the US is USD 499

    Google launched Google Pixel 5a 5G on 17th August 2021. As the Pixel 6 lineup is also in the way of officially launching, Google may have launched the Google Pixel 5a 5G for those who can’t afford the Pixel 6. The official price for the Google Pixel 5a 5G in the US is $449. Accordingly, we expect the price of the Google Pixel 5a 5G in Nepal to be around NPR 60,000.

    Google Pixel 5a 5G Overview

    Google Pixel 5a is similar in appearance to the Google Pixel 4a. We can also say that the Google Pixel 5a is the refreshed Google Pixel 4a.

    Design and Build Quality

    Google Pixel 5a 5G sports a 6.34-inches OLED display; it is an “Always-on” display. The smartphone supports HDR content and has a 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution. Likewise, Google claims the smartphone to have up to 800 nits of peak brightness.

    Google Pixel 5a 5G Design and Build Quality
    Design and Build Quality

    The thin bezels surround the display of the smartphone and have a punch hole Selfie camera. On the rear side, it houses a dual camera in a square module. At the bottom of the rear panel, it has the branding of Google as “G.”

    Google Pixel 5a 5G Water Resistant
    Water Resistant

    It has IP67 certification to resist dust and water (up to one-meter depth for 30 minutes). Also, the Gorilla Glass 3 protects the display of the smartphone.  Similarly, the smartphone is available in Mostly Black color, which looks like iPhone 11 Pro in Midnight Green color, and weighs 183 grams.

    The smartphone also has a rear-mounted fingerprint reader for biometric authentication.


    Qualcomm SM72050 Snapdragon 765G processor powers Google Pixel 5a 5G. It is built on a 7 nm manufacturing process. The octa-core processor has 1x Kryo 670 Prime, 1x Kryo 475 Gold, and 6x Kryo 475 Silver. Similarly, the chipset clocks up to the speed of 2.4 GHz.

    Google Pixel 5a 5G Performance

    Furthermore, the processor combines with 6GB RAM and 128 GB storage. Additionally, for the graphic handling, it employs Adreno 620.

    Google Pixel 5a 5G boots on Android 11 out of the box.


    The camera system is the same as Google Pixel 5. A dual rear camera is available in the Google Pixel 5a 5G. They are a primary lens of 12.2 MP with a lens aperture of 1.7 and an ultra-wide camera of 16 MP with an aperture of f/2.2. The ultra-wide camera possesses a 119-degree field of view, while the main camera supports Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS).

    Google Pixel 5a 5G Camera

    The user can record the footage in various resolutions: 4K at 30/60fps and 1080p at 30/60/120/240fps.

    Google Pixel 5a 5G flaunts a single front camera of 8 MP sensor with f/2.0 lens. It records the footage in 1080p at 30fps.


    The smartphone draws its power from the Li-Po 4,680mAh, non-removable battery. The battery supports 18W fast charging technology. Similarly, it also supports USB Power Delivery 2.0. As per Google, the battery lasts for up to two days on a single charge.

    You can also use Extreme Battery Saver to save your battery. On the other hand, the Adaptive Battery lets you limit the power to the app you rarely use.

    Google Pixel 5a 5G Specifications


    6.34 –inches OLED, HDR
    1080 x 2400 pixels (~415 PPI density)
    20:9 aspect ratio
    Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    Always-on display
    Dimension73.7 mm x 154.9 mm x 7.6 mm (2.96 x 6.10 x 0.30 in)
    Weight183 grams
    Water ResistanceIP67 dust and water-resistant (up to 1 meter for 30 mins)
    ChipsetQualcomm SM72050 Snapdragon 765G 5G (7 nm) 
    CPUOcta-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475  Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver) 
    GPUAdreno 620
    RAM & Storage 6GB RAM with 128 GB storage
    OSAndroid 11
    Rear CameraDual
    • 12.2 MP (f/1.7) primary lens 
    • 16 MP (f/2.2), 119-degree, ultra-wide lens
    Video4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps
    Front CameraSingle8 MP (f/2.0) sensor
    BatteryLi-Po 4,680mAh, non-removable
    18W Fast Charging
    USB Power Delivery 2.0
    SecurityRear-mounted fingerprint
    SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
    Color optionsMostly Black

    Google Pixel 5a 5G Expected Price in Nepal and Availability

    Google Pixel 5a 5G is selling at $499 in the USA for the 6/128 GB. Although we are not sure about the smartphone’s launch here in Nepal, the expected price of the Google Pixel 5a 5G in Nepal is NPR 60,000.

    Google Pixel 5a 5G VariantsPrice in the USPrice in Nepal (Expected)
    Google Pixel 5a 5G (6/128 GB)USD 449NPR 60,000

    Check out the other smartphones available in Nepal, such as OnePlus Nord, Samsung Galaxy A72, Poco F3, and Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite.

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    Akriti Pant
    Akriti is a content writer for Techsanchar. She covers tech related news and is a tech enthusiast. Being an IT Graduate, she loves to code and is passionate about STEM. She has been a part of the team since the beginning.

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