After all, we're talking about two mid-end devices with a state-of-the-art rear-facing camera in tow, as well as a respectable Snapdragon 670 processor under the hood, and perhaps more importantly, guaranteed software updates until May 22. And it could also be pushed back even further.
According to Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech, the "Just Black" model will be available on August 6.
What this implies is that the Pixel 5 may not be launched in October as is tradition. Fortunately, B&H is offering the unlocked Pixel 3a XL for $319, making for a $160 discount off the normal price of that model.
It's going to be delayed due to the global pandemic, and that should surprise absolutely no one. That makes it a bit slower for opening apps and processing photos with AI, but we didn't find that to be a deal-breaker by any means. We're talking both monthly security patches and Android version promotions up to 12 after a Pie-flavored commercial debut.
And considering the Pixel usually comes out after the iPhone - a good month later - it's possible that the Pixel 5 may not even be ready until December. But Google had to cancel the 2020 event, and rumors began to crop up suggesting that the release date had been moved to June.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced companies in every industry to think on their feet and change their plans, and the technology industry wasn't spared.