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Google survey strongly hints at what the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 could cost

If this pans out, Google could be looking to undercut pretty much everyone with the 2020 Pixels.

Published onMay 18, 2020

We are only a few weeks away now from the supposed launch date of the first Pixel phone for 2020. However, we might already have a solid idea of what the Google Pixel 4a price could be. In addition, we might even have an idea of the starting price of the Google Pixel 5.

A user on Reddit received a Google survey asking about phone pricing. You can see the image below, which tasks the user with choosing between two Pixel phones and giving them basic descriptions of each:

Google Pixel 5 and Google Pixel 4a price leak

The first phone (on the left) is almost certainly referring to the Google Pixel 4a price and basic description. The phone is expected to have a plastic construction, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a sub-$400 price. However, $349 is an even lower price than we initially expected for the phone, since the Google Pixel 3a starts at $399.

If the phone on the left suggests the Google Pixel 4a price and other features, the phone on the right almost certainly refers to the upcoming Google Pixel 5. Interestingly, the survey refers to that device starting at $699, which is $100 cheaper than the entry-tier price of the Google Pixel 4 and the Google Pixel 3.

We have heard pretty solid rumors that the Pixel 5 lineup could ditch Snapdragon 800 series processors to enter a sort of “premium mid-range” tier. If this is true, a $699 price tag lines up well.

Related: A ‘mid-range’ Google Pixel 5 makes a lot of sense

Ignoring the potential for leaked information, we have questions about why this survey even exists. Is Google trying to gauge user interest in these phones in general? Is it trying to determine which device is more popular among those surveyed? This seems like a weird way to go about doing either of those things.

Regardless, the Google Pixel 4a price being $349 would be some great news as it would undercut the best budget smartphone launched this year so far: the $399 iPhone SE.