If you want to get your hands on the new Google Pixel 5a 5G, then you might be out of luck since it is the third Google phone that won’t be sold in Singapore. Aside from having the biggest battery in a Pixel with its 4680mAh battery, the smartphone features a 16MP, 117-degree ultrawide camera.
It also comes with IP67 water and dust resistance as well as a larger screen measuring 6.34-inches in length.
Likewise, the Google Pixel 4a 5G was not distributed in Singapore but it launched in nine countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, the U.K. and the U.S.
When the Google Pixel 5 was rolled out in October 2020, it was exclusively released in Australia, Canada, France and Germany. Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, the U.K. and the U.S. similarly had access to the device.
When news about the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5 not being launched in India and Singapore came out, Google explained that several factors affected its unavailability in the two markets.
"Regarding the two new 5G Pixel phones that were announced globally today, these will not be available in India or Singapore, based on a variety of factors including local market trends and product features. We remain deeply committed to our current Pixel phones and look forward to bringing future Pixel devices to these countries," wrote Brian Rakowski — Google’s Vice President of Product Management — in a blog post uploaded on 3 August 2020.
Written by Sophia Lopez