Google Pixel 5 has been launched as the tech giant's 2020 flagship phone. The new Pixel phone comes alongside the Pixel 4a 5G that is a 5G version of the Pixel 4a. Both the new smartphones are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC and include Titan M security chip. The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G both come with the same dual rear cameras as well as an 8-megapixel selfie camera and features a hole-punch display design. The company also unveiled a Portrait Light feature and an Extreme Battery Saver mode (with only a small set of active apps) that can increase battery life by up to 48 hours. As a superior option in the lineup, the Pixel 5 features wireless charging support. The smartphone also comes with an aluminium body that is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance.
Google Pixel 5 price starts at $699 (roughly Rs. 51,400), whereas the Google Pixel 4a 5G starts at 499 (roughly Rs. 37,000). Both phones will be limited to 5G markets – Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, the UK, and the US. The Pixel 4a 5G will launch first in Japan on October 15, and begin rolling out in other countries from November, while the Pixel 5 will be available across all 9 countries from October 15 in Just Black and Sorta Sage colour options.
The Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G will not come to India, as the company revealed in August. The company announced offers for its 5G smartphone customers, including 3 months of Google Stadia Pro and YouTube Premium, apart from 100GB of Google One cloud storage, as well as Play Pass and Play Points.
The dual-SIM (Nano+eSIM) Google Pixel 5 runs on Android 11 out-of-the-box and features a 6-inch full-HD+ (1,080x2,340 pixels) OLED display with 432ppi pixel density and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display also features Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection and 90Hz refresh rate. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, paired with 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
For photos and videos, the Google Pixel 5 comes with a dual rear camera setup that includes a 12.2-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.7 lens and a 16-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens. For selfies and video chats, the Google Pixel 5 features an 8-megapixel snapper at the front with an f/2.0 lens. Both the rear and front cameras offer up to 4K video recording support at up to 60fps.
Google Pixel 5 comes with 128GB of onboard storage that isn't expandable via a microSD card. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. There is also a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Further, it includes stereo speakers and three microphones.
Google has provided a 4,080mAh battery on the Pixel 5 that supports 18W fast charging. The phone also supports wireless charging and reverse charging. It measures 144.7x70.4x8.0mm and weighs 151 grams.
The dual-SIM (Nano-eSIM) Google Pixel 4a 5G runs on Android 11 and features a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1,080x2,340 pixels) OLED display with 413ppi pixel density and Corning Glass 3 protection. Under the hood, the phones is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, paired with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
Google Pixel 4a 5G comes with a dual rear camera setup that includes a 12.2-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.7 lens and a 16-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens. For selfies and video chats, the Pixel 4a 5G features an 8-megapixel shooter at the front with an f/2.0 lens. The phone supports video recording of up to 4K resolution at up to 60fps.
The Google Pixel 4a 5G comes with 128GB of internal storage that isn't expandable via microSD card. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor. The phone includes a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It also features stereo speakers and two microphones.
The phone packs a 3,885mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. It, however, doesn't offer wireless charging. The phone measures 153.9x74.0x8.2mm and weighs 168 grams.
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