It seems that the Google Pixel 5a will be released in the US and Japan only, which means other countries worldwide would either have to settle for a grey import or live without one. In my opinion, this is a gross oversight as we desperately need smartphone alternatives from the likes of Google, Nokia, Apple, and other manufacturers when it comes to the mid-range market. Hence, I would like to find out just how interested you are in the Lite version of the Pixel 5? Let me know in this week’s NextPit poll!
If you’ve been a regular on NextPit this week, you’ve probably read my open letter to Google. In that article, I listed down reasons why I, and actually the whole world, need the Pixel 5a. This is because the mid-range smartphone market has many qualities and represents an important alternative to Xiaomi, Oppo, Realme, and other Chinese manufacturers in the mid-range segment.
Tech companies from the West shouldn’t give up on the mid-range smartphone market without a fight, even if that seems obvious with supply shortages and other logistical difficulties. Of course, I also just want a cheap mid-range smartphone with an awesome camera without having to pony up a huge amount of cash. But let us focus on the important stuff first.
Are you interested in the Pixel 5a?
When I speak of interest, I meant you, of course! In our weekly polls, I always like to keep things simple. I find it exciting to figure out trends and opinions from a diverse community like NextPit’s – otherwise I wouldn’t have studied sociology a few years ago. Hence, my first survey would be to try and check out whether my love for the Pixel 5a also has similar traction among the NextPit readership:
Of course, this survey is more likely to be of interest to you if you’re currently mulling over the possibilities of picking up a new smartphone for yourself. But for those who are not interested in buying the Pixel 5a, I want to ask a second question. Perhaps you might find the Pixel 5a to be an important symbol in flying the flag for the mid-range smartphone market, even if you are more interested in flagship devices.
Did you answer one or both of these questions with a “Yes”? If so, I have one more favor to ask from you: why not take one step further and sign my petition on Change.org? This is because I ended my open letter to Google with the idea of a petition and would like to point out this possibility here as well.
Of course, you are encouraged to forward the petition to your tech-oriented friends and hopefully, we’ll be able to show what the international NextPit community is capable of when united. In the meantime, thank you for your participation and have a great weekend!