Google has officially revealed the $699 Pixel 5 (which is the latest Android flagship phone from the tech giants) alongside the Pixel 4a 5G that is a 5G version of the Pixel 4a during its “Launch Night In” fall hardware event. As we reported previously the new Google Pixel 5 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC and has an aluminum body that is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance. Along with these this new Pixel also has some unique features which sets it apart from the other devices.
Design And Display details
All new Google Pixel 5 runs on Android 11 and have dual-SIM (Nano+eSIM) support. The device features a 6-inch (2340 x 1080) FHD+ OLED display with 432ppi pixel density and 19.5:9 aspect ratio along with a 90Hz refresh rate. The display also features stronger Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. And thanks to the removal of the Motion Sense camera there’s now a full edge-to-edge display this time, with no notch or bezels. But notably, it lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack, though, something its cheaper sibling Pixel 4a/4a 5G offers. Pixel 5 will come in two colors which are green and black and have IPX8 water resistance.
Google Pixel 5 under the hood specs
The device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC with Qualcomm’s integrated X52 modem for 5G support, and is paired with 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM and also include a Titan M security chip. Google Pixel 5 comes with 128GB of onboard storage that isn’t expandable via a microSD card. On Pixel 5 Google has provided a 4,080mAh battery that supports 18W USB-C fast charging. The phone also supports wireless charging and reverse charging. It measures 144.7×70.4×8.0mm and weighs 151 grams.
Camera and other details of Pixel 5
Now for photos and videos, the Google Pixel 5 comes with a dual rear camera setup same as Pixel 4a 5G that includes a 12.2-megapixel primary sensor with a 77 degree field of view and both optical and electronic image stabilization, and an f/1.7 lens. Now aa secondary 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens shoots at a wider 107 degrees. For selfies and video chats, the Google Pixel 5 features an 8-megapixel snapper at the front with an f/2.0 lens.
And with all this Google has also added the option to take portrait mode shots using its Night Sight mode. Both cameras offer up to 4K video recording support at 60fps.
As for connectivity options Pixel 5 includes 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. And on the 5G front, the Pixel 5 will also support both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G, which means that it should work with almost any major 5G network. Now the sensors includes an accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. Device has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Further, it includes stereo speakers and three microphones.
Some special software features of Pixel 5
There are some new software features, too. Google has added a new AI-powered “Portrait Light” mode with the help of which you adjust the lighting on portrait mode shots, a “Cinematic Pan” setting for panning shots, and three new stabilization modes for shooting a smoother video. And last but not least the “Extreme Battery Saver” mode (with only a small set of active apps), which promises to help stretch your battery life to up to 48 hours.
Price and Availability details
As you can see, the latest Pixel is a bit of a different device than in previous years. Google instead of going for the absolute best specs possible, is offering a slightly more modest set of specs and a lower price point. The Pixel 5 will be available in eight countries on Oct. 15th, and then on Oct. 29th in the US but unfortunately not in India as like the Pixel 4a 5G. Google Pixel 5 is priced at $699 and is now available for preorder on Google’s online store.