A now removed phrase from a Google France blog post suggests the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G will be available for pre-order on October 8. The two phones were announced this week alongside the Pixel 4A (which is now available for pre-order), but Google has not yet shared official pre-order dates for the handsets, just saying they are “coming this fall.”
The accidental leak was indicated by 9to5Google, after a reader noticed the date of the reservation for the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G, as stated in Google France’s official Pixel 4A announcement. That entry has since been removed from the post (although featured in the cached page), with Google offer 9to5Google no further comment on the matter.
It’s a cursory leak and could be some kind of error, but an October 8 pre-order makes sense. Google regularly announces new hardware in October, bringing us the Pixel 4 on October 15 in 2019, the Pixel 3 on October 9 in 2018 and the Pixel 2 on October 4 in 2017. There is no reason to think that the company is pattern will change just because delays with the Pixel 4A led to the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G being announced early. And to top it all, an unrelated series of leaked documents from Google also spotted by 9to5Google notes that the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G are slated to launch in October.
In other words, if the midrange Pixel 4A isn’t enough for you, you’ll only have to wait a few months to learn more about the more expensive Pixel 5 and 5G-compatible 4A.