It’s no mystery that the Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 are on the horizon. The Pixel 4a has been spotted numerous times, most recently being a performance review against older Google Pixel phones. The Pixel 5 is farther off, and therefore it hasn’t leaked much yet, but there are clues out there. Google itself, however, may have just given us some clues on the prices of these upcoming devices.
Reddit user Pop-Quiz_Kid posted the screenshot below from the Google Opinion Rewards app. The survey asks the user which of the two Google Pixel smartphones they would prefer: a $349 “Google Pixel Phone” or a $699 “Premium Google Pixel Phone. Each option has a few details listed as well, including a 3.5mm headphone jack for the cheaper model and “best in class camera” for the premium model.
This is an interesting question for several reasons. First and foremost, the $349 price lines up with rumors from last week about the Pixel 4a pricing. The details listed for that device also line up with what we expect from an “a” series Pixel. $699 would be drastically cheaper than previous generations of the main Pixel line, but there have been rumblings of the Pixel 5 not being a “flagship” device.
Google has been known to “leak” information in the Opinions Rewards app. Last year, the company asked users about an app store subscription service around the same time Google Play Pass was rumored. Recent news revealed just how poorly the Pixel series, including the Pixel 3a, have fared, so it’s not surprising that Google is trying to gauge interest.
What device would you prefer in Google’s question?
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