Google has officially unveiled the new flagship smartphone Pixel 5, as well as a 5G version of the affordable Pixel 4a 5G. The “five” received a mid-budget platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, a more compact 6-inch display compared to Pixel 4a 5G, and two main cameras. It is noteworthy that the Pixel 4a 5G is slightly inferior to the flagship.
This year, Google decided not to aim for a top-end processor in the new generation of Pixel smartphones and opted for the more affordable Snapdragon 765G, which is equipped with most mid-budget smartphones. The gadget was equipped with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory. The novelty boasts a 6-inch OLED display with Full HD + resolution, support for a refresh rate of 90 Hz and an embedded 8MP front-facing single camera. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
On the back of the device, despite the rather large rectangular module of the main camera, there are only two sensors: a 12.2-megapixel sensor with f / 1.7 aperture, which was still in Pixel 3, and a 16-megapixel sensor (f / 2.2, 107 °) with wide-angle lenses.
Underlining the enhanced capabilities that the optional wide-angle sensor now opens up for the user, Google has unveiled a series of photos captured on the new Pixel.
In the center of the back cover there is a fingerprint scanner, whose reliability is reinforced with a special Titan M security chip.
Google Pixel 5 received IP68 water resistance, for which the manufacturer ditched the analog 3.5mm audio port. It is noteworthy that the battery capacity has become even larger and now stands at 4000 MAH. Supports fast, wireless Qi and reversible charging.
Google stressed that the smartphone comes with the latest operating system Android 11. At the same time, the manufacturer guarantees to release fresh versions of the OS within three years from the date of release of the gadget. Pixel 5 is offered in two versions: with a single- and dual-band 5G modem, depending on the region of sale. The smartphone is available in black and mint colors.
Although the Pixel 4a 5G is positioned as a more affordable smartphone compared to the Pixel 5, there are not many differences from the flagship. The gadget is also built on the Snapdragon 765G platform, but is offered only with 6 GB of RAM. The key difference between the new products is that the Pixel 4a 5G has an OLED display up to 6.2 inches with a resolution of Full HD +, but with a refresh rate of 60 Hz, and has a 3.5 mm audio port. In addition, there is no wireless charging.
The Pixel 4a 5G has a smaller 3,800mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. At the same time, the company emphasized that at a lower cost, the Pixel 4a 5G received an identical main and front camera.
Google Pixel 5 Specifications | Pixel 4a 5G
- Display: 6.0“, OLED, Full HD +, 90 Hz | 6,2“, OLED, Full HD +, 60 Hz
- Processor: Snapdragon 765G
- RAM: 8 GB | 6 GB
- Built-in memory: 128 GB
- Main camera: 12.2 MP (f / 1.7) + 16 MP (f / 2.2, 107 °)
- Front camera: 8MP
- Battery: 4000 MAH, 18 W | 3800 MAH, 18 W
- Security: fingerprint scanner
- OS: Android 11
The Google Pixel 4a 5G is priced at $ 499. The flagship Pixel 5 costs $ 699.