Rumor: Google doesn’t come with the Pixel 5 XL but only with the Pixel 4a and 4a 5g

Clues in the Google search app code indicate that the following Pixel phones will get a different lineup than expected. Instead of a Pixel 5 and a Pixel 5 XL, only the first one seems to come out, along with the Pixel 4a and something called the ‘Pixel 4a (5G)’.

The code was found by 9to5Google , which looked at the code from a beta version of the Google Search app. The site specifically looked for references to ‘redfin’ and ‘bramble’, the codenames for two upcoming Google phones that would both have a Snapdragon 765G processor.

From the code, 9to5Google deduces that redfin and bramble are not the Pixel 5 and Pixel 5 XL, as previously assumed. Bramble would not be the Pixel 4a about which much information has already been leaked, but another device, the ‘Pixel 4a (5G)’. The name and the Snapdragon 765G-soc show that the device gets 5g support. The phone codenamed redfin would be a Pixel 5, which has the same 5g processor. The Pixel 4a itself would have been given a different code name, sunfish, and that phone would have a Snapdragon 730-soc.

That means that there might not be a Pixel 5 XL coming out. Google always released a standard version of the Pixel along with a larger XL version but maybe moving away from that. In addition, there would be no reference to the Pixel 5 XL in the code at all.

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