It’s during this time that brands are rushing to launch new products ahead of the holiday season. Google and its Pixel smartphones are second only to Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, with all leaks and rumors in one place for tomorrow’s event.
In addition to the two phones, we also look forward to the announcement of a revised Chromecast (already available for purchase) and a new Nest Home speaker to meet your home entertainment needs.
Despite the gradual renaming, Pixel 5 points a new direction in the lineup. I don’t see a Pixel with a top tier chipset this year, but the 5 is the closest. The latest rumors show an interesting finish with a metallic look, but the design is inspired by the Pixel 4a. This could be a coated metal surface with a plastic / glass notch underneath so that the antenna can function.
Pixel 5 back
The front houses a 6-inch FHD + OLED with a refresh rate of 90Hz and a punchhole cutout in the upper left corner. This is an HDR10 + panel with an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9 and Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The Pixel 4 Duo’s gimmick radar-based Motion Sense has been discontinued and the fingerprint scanner is back.
I’m expecting a dual setup with a 16MP ultra wide shooter along with a camera-12.2MPF / 1.7 main unit. This is the ninth consecutive Pixel smartphone that uses the same resolution, but thanks to Google’s machine learning optimizations, it doesn’t prevent older smartphones from producing the best shots on mobile. On the other hand, the ultra-wide cam will be the first cam on the Pixel, so I’m definitely looking forward to it.
Just Black Google Pixel 5
The Snapdragon 765G is the SoC of choice this time around and should offer some significant advantages over the Pixel 4a and its Snapdragon 730G. Although far from the flagship chipset, the 765G should still offer sub 6 Ghz 5G connectivity and be battery life friendly. Speaking of batteries, the Pixel 5 will have a 4,080mAh cell. This is the largest Pixel ever. The phone also offers 18W wired charging, wireless and reverse wireless charging.
Subtle Sage Google Pixel 5
Pixel 5 ships with Android 11 and maintains the IP68 waterproof and dustproof performance of Pixel 4 and 4XL.
Pre-orders for the Pixel 5 will begin shortly after the announcement, with official sales scheduled to begin on October 15.
The single 8 / 128GB version is rumored to start at $ 700 / € 630 and will be available in just black and subtle sage green.
Pixel 4a 5G
In addition to 5G connectivity, the Pixel 4a 5G comes with some notable upgrades compared to the vanilla Pixel 4a. These include a larger 6.2-inch OLED display with the same 60Hz refresh rate and punched hole cutouts. In addition, the phone is powered by a Snapdragon 765G like the Pixel 5, which can be quite large with a Pixel standard 3,885mAh battery on an 18W charge.
The camera division also expects an 8MP ultra-wide shooter, headlined by the same old 1 / 2.55 inch 12.2MP sensor. Visually, the phone is similar to the Pixel 4a in all major respects, including the plastic build and the fingerprint reader mounted on the back.
Like the Pixel 5, Google will launch 4a 5G on Android 11. Another notable feature is the return of the headphone jack.
Pre-orders for 4a 5G must start on September 30th, but the actual launch may be postponed until November 19th. If Google doesn’t dispose of it, it will appear in Just Black while the rumored Clearly White colorway is rumored to be available in 2021. Fully optional.
Google Pixel 4a 5G
The Pixel 4a 5G is priced at $ 500 / € 500 / £ 500.