Google announced the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G at its Launch Night In event. The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G are bringing 5G connectivity in ultimate and essential forms, respectively (Google’s word). Besides these two smartphones, the Mountain View company also launched the new Google Cromecast and Nest Audio speaker.
The Pixel 5 sports a 6-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED display with 432 PPI. It houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor – with integrated X52 modem for 5G support – and has a 90 Hz refresh rate. Using Snapdragon 765G instead of a flagship-level chip like Snapdragon 865 or 865+ is not the usual Pixel way, but it certainly brings down the cost to $699 from last year’s $799 Pixel 4.
Cameras on the Pixel 5 include an 8-megapixel punch-hole front unit, and a dual camera arrangement on the rear side. The rear duo includes a 12.2-megapixel lens, and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide lens. The camera software improvements include a new AI-powered Portrait Mode, “Cinematic Pan” setting for panning shots, and new stabilization modes.
The 4080mAh all-day battery can last up to 48 hours on Extreme Battery Saving mode. There’s also reverse wireless charging support, alongside 18W USB-C fast charging. The Pixel 5 comes pre-loaded with Android 11 in 8GB RAM/128GB storage capacity.
Like the Pixel 5, the Pixel 4a 5G has same the same processor and camera features. However, the Pixel 4a 5G measures at 6.2 inches in display with a small chin at the bottom. Battery in-use is a 3885mAh unit with no support for wireless charging. The 4a 5G doesn’t come with IPX8 water-resistant tag, either. It comes in 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant.
The Pixel 5 will be available in black and green colors, and the Pixel 4a 5G in black and white color options. Pricing for the flagship Pixel 5 is set at $699 and will launch on October 29 in the US and Canada, whereas the Pixel 4a 5G costs $499 launching first in Japan on October 15, followed by other countries in November.