The Pixel 5: Google’s New Flagship Phone?

The resurgence of Google's smartphone market is in full swing. 

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Google’s newest member to their fleet of next level devices is being released today. The company has already officially announced some of of what will be revealed. Apart from the new smartphone, they will be releasing a new nest speaker and a new chromecast.

The phone is coming this October, will support 5G networks, and will be available in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia, the company noted. The release dates for Africa have not yet been released.

Pulling the Pixel 4 into the picture, it is noticeable that the front of the Pixel 5 has a conspicuous difference: the Pixel 5 doesn’t look to have the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL’s larger top bezel that housed its face unlock technology and motion-detecting radar. It seems Google has decided to re-install a fingerprint reader on the back of the phone instead. The phone will come out in seafoam green and black.

More angles of the Pixel 5 and may reveal the phone’s specs. The phone will reportedly have a midrange Snapdragon 765G processor, which has Qualcomm’s integrated X52 modem for 5G support, but the phone will apparently only support the slower sub-6GHz 5G networks and won’t support faster mmWave 5G. The Pixel 5 may also have a 6-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED screen, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and a 90Hz refresh rate, the last of which could make your phone feel smoother in day-to-day use

When it comes to cameras the Pixel 5 is said to have two cameras, like the Pixel 4, but there will be at least one major difference between the two phones: in addition to having the same 12.2MP main camera that’s served Google well for years, the Pixel 5 is said to have a 16MP ultrawide camera, instead of bringing over the Pixel 4’s telephoto lens.

Rounding out the reported specs are an 8MP hole-punch selfie camera, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a 4,080mAh battery, an IP68 water resistance rating, and 18W USB-C fast charging.

 

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