After being subject to several leaks, not to mention official teasers from Google itself, the tech giant has today unveiled its latest (and the best) smartphone offering for the year, the Pixel 5. Announced at a special ‘Launch Night In’ event, the Pixel 5 comes with a 90Hz display and runs on the Snapdragon 765G processor. Here’s a closer look at the specifications of the device in detail.
Google Pixel 5: Design and Display
In terms of design, Pixel 5 is made of 100% recycled aluminum and appears to have a form factor that looks shrunk down compared to the previous generation designs. It comes with IP68 dust and water resistance. On the front, there is a 6.0-inch flexible OLED. The flexible display has allowed the company to trim down the bezels around the edges. And yes, the chin is also smaller now. The display comes at 2340×1080 resolution at a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and offers a 90Hz refresh rate. Furthermore, it now has Corning’s latest Gorilla Glass 6 protective layer on top, as opposed to Gorilla Glass 5 on the Pixel 4, which should make it less prone to scratches and damages. Pixel 5 comes in two colorways: Just Black and Sorta Sage.
Google Pixel 5: Performance
At its core, the Google Pixel 5 runs on Snapdragon 765G — an octa-core processor built on the 7nm process, with up to 2.4 GHz, and the 620 GPU for graphics processing. It comes with 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 onboard storage. To power the internals, there is a 4000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support, Qi wireless charging, reverse charging. On the connectivity front, the device comes with 5G SA/NA 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC.
The Pixel 5 runs on Android 11 out of the box. It has a USB Type-C (3.1) port, stereo speakers, 3 microphones, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Google Pixel 5: Camera
In the camera department, which is where the Pixel devices shine, the Pixel 5 sports a dual-camera setup on the rear, along with an LED flash. The setup includes a 12.2MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture and a 16MP wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and 107-degree FoV. On the front, the device comes with an 8MP camera.
Google Pixel 4a 5G
Alongside the all-new Pixel 5, Google has also introduced another Pixel device, the Pixel 4a 5G, as rumored. Similar to Pixel 5, the 4a 5G comes with the same chipset and camera setup, except for a few changes. For starters, it features a polycarbonate body and a slightly bigger 6.2-inch flat display. The display comes with support for HDR and a 90Hz refresh rate. And, it also has a Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. On the inside, the Pixel 4a runs on the Snapdragon 765G processor with the Adreno 620 GPU. It has 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. To deliver power, the device has a 3885mAh battery with 18W fast charging.
As for other specifications and features, the Pixel 4a 5G shares the same specs-sheet with the Pixel 5.
Google Pixel 5 and 4a 5G: Pricing and Availability
Google Pixel 5 is priced at $699. On the other hand, the Pixel 4a 5G is priced slightly lower and comes in at $499. As for availability, both phones will be available starting October 15, with pre-orders starting today.