Google has officially launched today the new flagship Google Pixel 5 and Google Pixel 4a 5G. There’s not much that will surprise you about the new smartphones, considering almost everything about these phones had been leaked beforehand. However, now we have official pricing, confirmations on the almost leaked specifications, and availability information of the new Google Pixel phones.
Google Pixel 5
Starting off with the flagship (of sorts), the Google Pixel 5 is almost exactly the same as what we expected it to be in reality. It comes with a brand new, design with a punch-hole camera up-left front for selfies. There’s a 6-inch 2340×1080 pixel resolution display with a 90Hz refresh rate and finally, the Google Pixel 5 has a full-screen design with no forehead or chin, that’s pretty good.
Under the hood, the Google Pixel 5 is running on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC processor, which means it isn’t really trying or to compete against the latest flagship smartphone offerings from other Android OEMs, or the Apple iPhones of the world. However, it also means that Google is able to price it much better than Pixel phones in the past. Along with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC processor, which by the way has the Qualcomm X52 modem for 5G connectivity, you get 8GB of RAM and IPX8 water resistance. There’s 128GB of built-in storage onboard, and support of 18W fast charging to juice up the 4,080mAh battery.
The Google Pixel 5 phone also supports reverse wireless charging and wireless charging, and it supports both mmWave 5G and sub-6GHz networks.
Obviously, it wouldn’t be a Google Pixel phone launch without camera stuff, and the Google Pixel 5 finally has an ultra-wide-angle camera lens this time around. What is more, the company has added Night Sight to the portrait lens, which means you can take pretty good looking portrait shots even in low light.
In terms of camera hardware, the Google Pixel 5 comes with a 12.2MP primary rear camera with OIS and EIS alongside the new 16MP ultra-wide lens. We get an 8MP selfie camera on the front.
There’s also a brand new Portrait Light feature here which lets you add-in more lighting to your subject in a portrait shots. If this sounds similar to what Apple iPhones have been doing for a while, it’s not. This feature lets you add-in lighting from wherever you like, so you get to decide how’s the portrait shots look. What’s more, the company says you can use a brand new Portrait Light feature directly from the Google Photos app, and it will work with older portrait photos as well!
The brand new Google Pixel 5 is priced at $699 (approximately Rs. 51000) and will be available in the US from October 15. Preorders are open now, so you can book your Google Pixel 5 if you like this phone.
Google Pixel 4a 5G
The company also launched the Pixel 4a 5G version of the Pixel 4a today, the 5G version of the Google Pixel 4a, while the Pixel 4a unveiled couple months ago. Not only does the new phone offer 5G, but it also changes a few hardware specs as compared to its older, and lower-priced Pixel 4a.
The Google Pixel 4a 5G comes with a bigger 6.2-inch 2340×1080 pixel resolution OLED display, and you get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC processor under the hood as compared to the Snapdragon 730G in the Pixel 4a.
Meanwhile, you get the same 6GB of RAM + 128GB built-in onboard storage on the Pixel 4a 5G, but there’s a larger 3,885mAh battery on board. Notably, unlike the Pixel 5, the Pixel 4a 5G doesn’t support wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, or an IP rating for all that matter.
The brand new Google Pixel 4a 5G is priced at $499 (approximately Rs. 36000) and will go on sale in Japan from October 15.
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