Google’s latest ‘flagship’ is unusual, to say the least. You see, it’s not a traditional flagship in terms of specifications or price, yet it’s clearly what Google considers its top smartphone for 2020. It could be argued that 2019’s Pixel 4 and 4 XL are superior – they’re certainly more powerful and (in the XL’s case) larger, plus they did have a proper telephoto camera. You could also argue that this year’s Pixel 4a 5G is better value, but I’d like to review the ‘5’ on its own merits – as it’s a super-compact slice of high tech with only one Achilles heel (for my personal needs).
Google Pixel 5
Google has finally pulled the wraps from Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G at the “Launch Night In” event. The Pixel 5 features a new dual rear camera setup and runs Android 11 out of the box.
Google is scheduled to launch the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 at an event on September 30th. Both the devices have been extensively leaked. A recent leak showed Pixel 4a 5G in full glory alongside specifications. Tipster Jon Presser has now revealed Pixel 5 pricing in a different region.
Last month Google unveiled the Pixel 4a. Now the company is launching Pixel 5, a new Chromecast, and a smart speaker later this month. Google has sent out media invites to a special event on September 30th. The invite says, “We invite you to learn all about our new Chromecast, our latest smart speaker, and our new Pixel phones.”
Google announced the Pixel 4a earlier this month, and during the launch, it also confirmed Pixel 5 would come with 5G. Apart from a glimpse of the side, Google didn’t reveal much about Pixel 5 at the Pixel 4a event. A new Pixel 5 3D CAD renders shows off the device in full glory. Pixel 5 is expected to be unveiled in fall this year and thanks to leaks we will know what to expect
Recently, Google announced the Pixel 4a and in the same event, also offered some details about the Pixel 5. The details included market availability and a shot of the device. The Pixel 5 has now surfaced on AI Benchmark, and thanks to this, we get to know its specifications. As speculated earlier, benchmarks reveal that Snapdragon 765G will power Pixel 5.
Google’s strategy with Pixel smartphones hasn’t really worked as well as the company had hoped. The Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL’s launch was a disaster, and the phones didn’t even launch in many countries, including India, due to regulatory issues with the Project Soli radar system. The 2020 Pixel lineup looks even more disastrous. The phones have leaked but they didn’t make sense. Today, we’re going to decipher Google’s upcoming Pixel smartphones and how they fit into this year’s lineup.
Google is reportedly prepping for the launch of the Pixel 4a, but there has not been much information on the impending launch of the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 5 XL. Many high-level executives left Google’s Pixel hardware development division, leaving people to wonder if the company is serious about its smartphone division at all. Now, the first Pixel 5 render images have been leaked, giving us a possible look at the phone.
Google is expected to soon launch an affordable version of the Pixel 4 series in the form of Pixel 4a. A few months later, the internet search giant will unveil the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 5 XL. These are Google’s flagship phones, but they won’t be using flagship processors this year.