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When will Google Pixel 5 be released and what it will be like? What do we know about it

28 August 2020, Friday By Elena Arich
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Many users have been waiting for the Google Pixel 5. Even if they are not going to buy it, the smartphone will still be of interest to many. Even from the point of view of technology development and the state of affairs of the company that develops and supports Android in general. So far, there has been quite a lot of information about Pixel 5, including prices and release date, but they were all kind of fragmented and gave way too many answers. Sometimes we knew so much about a new product that it seemed as if we knew nothing. One thing is almost certain - this time Google is taking a slightly different approach to Pixel 5. The company not only plans to include a mid-range processor in this phone but may also limit itself to just one phone model. In this article, we will talk in more detail and summarize some intermediate results. 


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Will Google Pixel 5 XL


Most recently, the company released the Google Pixel 4a and, apparently, the Pixel 5 borrows some design elements of this phone. The same is actually true for the Pixel 4a 5G, which is also expected to be released in the near future. The Pixel 5 will probably be a more powerful device, and the Pixel 4a 5G may be released instead of the Pixel 5 XL. Many people will be upset by this information, but the big phone will still be there. It will be the regular Pixel 4a 5G.



Not so long ago, there were renderings of the new phone, as well as an image that shows the new product next to the Pixel 4a 5G. Judging by the images, the Google Pixel 5 will be made of polycarbonate (plastic), just like the Pixel 4a. A single piece of polycarbonate covers the back of the phone and all its side faces.


Google Pixel 5 specifications


The device will be equipped with a capacitive fingerprint scanner on the back. The company's logo will be barely visible, so it won't bother many. Unlike the Pixel 4a, Google Pixel 5 will have a dual main camera that will stick out. Most likely, it will be a regular camera and ultra-wide, instead of a telephoto module, as in the Google Pixel 4.



The front camera will be in the opening of the screen and will be positioned in the upper left corner, just like on the Pixel 4a. The bottom of the phone may be slightly thicker than the others. The power/lock button will be located on the right side, along with the volume up and down buttons, which will probably also be made of plastic. 


The back of the Google Pixel 5 will be plastic

In terms of specs, Google Pixel 5 may not be what you expect. This phone, unlike its predecessor, will come with a mid-range processor. The Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL came with the Snapdragon 855 processor, which was the flagship processor at the time. The Pixel 5 will be powered by the Snapdragon 765G, according to rumors and leaks. It's the same chip found in the OnePlus Nord, and it's one of Qualcomm's best mid-range chips, not that far behind the top-end Snapdragon 865. But it's a lot cheaper.



Smartphone with 5G


This also means that the Pixel 5 will support 5G, since the "G" version of Snapdragon 765 comes with a 5G modem. Contrary to rumors, the new product will get a fairly large battery with a capacity of 4,000 mAh. Given that its display will be about 6 inches, this is not a bad battery size at all. Before that, users often complained about the short battery life of Google Pixel 4, but its battery had a capacity of only 2,800 mAh, and now it will become much larger.


The phone will also have fast charging, but there are not many details on this yet. 15W fast wireless charging is also expected, which, however, cannot be called the ultimate dream. But in the spirit of modern trends, the smartphone can be equipped with reversible wireless charging so that it can charge other gadgets from it. 



The phone will likely have 8GB of RAM and a 90Hz display. Some people expected the phone to have a 120Hz panel, but that probably won't happen. Naturally, the display of the new product will be made using OLED technology with a diagonal of 6.2 inches, although options are possible and some rumors spoke of almost a 6.7-inch display, but this is hard to believe.


Android 11 will be preinstalled on this phone out of the box, and the phone will most likely have official water protection, just like the Pixel 4a. The expected dimensions of the device are 144.7 x 70.4 x 8.1 mm (8.5 mm with camera protrusion).


The body will be compact


Google Pixel 5 camera


As noted above, it looks like there will be two cameras on the back of the Google Pixel 5. This is the same as on Google Pixel 4, but few people need a telephoto camera to be replaced by a wide-angle sensor, which will be much more practical.


We still don't know which sensor Google will use for this ultra-wide camera and what else to expect, but the news is really good. This will be very useful when shooting landscapes and large companies. The magic of Google's camera software will of course work with this ultra-wide camera, just as it does with the main sensor. As a result, the pictures should turn out to be very good as usual. 


Google Pixel 5 front camera

As far as the front camera is concerned, there are rumors that it will get an 8MP module. This could be the same camera that Google uses on the Pixel 4a. Perhaps something will change, but the likelihood of this is not very high. There is no more information about the camera yet, but this is enough to understand that the company is working on it and is trying to offer something new. Someone will say that it was possible to make a 48-megapixel main camera, and a 32-megapixel front camera, but let the Chinese manufacturers do this.



When will Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G be released


At the moment, there is too much different information about when the new smartphone will be released and how much it will cost. According to the latest information available, the Google Pixel 5 will be released on September 30, the same day as the Google Pixel 4a 5G. This is at least the information that Google is currently using. If the date changes, we will definitely tell you about it in our Telegram chat.


Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G


In addition, there are rumors that the company plans to release Google Pixel 5 in both black and gold and will be presented on the same day. On the other hand, according to some information, the gold version should be expected in October. Predictably, both devices will first appear in the US, but they will ship to other regions as well.


Although there is no need to expect a major breakthrough in the geography of supplies. At the moment, we are talking about countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, Great Britain, and, of course, the United States. The price of the new smartphone will have to be $699.

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