After almost a month of launching the mid-range Pixel 4a, Google has launched its flagship for this year, the Pixel 5, along with a slightly upgraded version of the 4a, the Pixel 4a 5G. The Pixel 5, as we reported earlier, misses out on Motion Sense and Soli, which was the hallmark feature of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL smartphones.
However, there's more to the Pixel 5 than the gimmicky Motion Sense and Soli technology. Since it misses out on the said technology, the Pixel 5 gets thinner bezels and a fresh-new design with a hole-punch cutout at the top. The 6-inch 2340×1080 pixel display, which comes with a 90Hz refresh rate, packs an 8MP selfie shooter.
Since we're on the topic of optics, there are now Dual cameras at the rear – a 12.2MP primary shooter with OIS and EIS alongside a new 16MP ultra-wide lens – joined with an LED flash. The cameras get the same housing as seen before on the Pixel 4a.
The smartphone features a Snapdragon 765G processor, coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of in-built storage. The Pixel 5 gets support for 18W fast charging via USB-C, and it comes backed up by a 4,080mAh battery. It also gets wireless charging and reverse wireless charging support. Moreover, it runs on Android 11 and gets 5G support with compatibility for both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G networks.
Google has launched the Pixel 5 in the US for $699 (roughly ₹51111.23). It is now up for pre-orders and will be available in the same starting October 15. You can grab the Pixel in two shades – sorta sage and just black.
The Google Pixel 4a 5G is not just a 5G version of the standard Pixel 4a, for it can also be considered as an XL version of the Pixel 5 since it comes powered by the same Snapdragon 765G processor. However, it is not as equally powerful as the Pixel 5, as it comes with 6GB of RAM, which is still more than its standard sibling. Storage is the same at 128GB.
It also gets identical cameras to the Pixel 5 – the same 12.2MP main camera along with the 16MP ultra-wide unit. The 8MP selfie shooter, too, is borrowed from the Pixel 5, which sits comfortably in a hole-punch cutout on the top left corner of the 6.2-inch 2340x1080p OLED display.
As opposed to the Pixel 5, the 4a 5G gets a standard 60Hz display and misses out wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, or an IP rating for that matter. It is priced at $499 and will go on sale in Japan from October 15 in a single 'just black' colour.