Google Pixel 5 added to the list of new android phones on the market is finally here. There were not many surprises at the company’s Launch Night event between pre-release leaks and information that Google shared ahead of the launch. We knew that the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, 2020 Chromecast, and Nest Audio were coming, but that didn’t make it any less exciting to see Google information about those products. Here’s what you need to read about the 2020 hardware line-up for Google.
Google is doing something new with its current series of Pixel phones since developing the iPhone in 2016. The Pixel 5 is a more value-oriented flagship compared to its predecessor. For the more modest but still 5G-capable Snapdragon 765 G, it forgoes Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 processor. Google has also disabled the Pixel 4’s Soli radar module — so no dubious utility controls for face unlock or touch-less Motion Sense.
The removal of Soli also means that the Pixel 5 has a notch-less design and a fingerprint sensor, with a clean pinhole punchout adorning the 6-inch, 2,340 x 1,080 display of the handset.
Thankfully, the panel also features last year’s model’s 90Hz refresh rate. Anyone who has had to put on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 with the woeful battery life will also be delighted to hear that the Pixel 5 comes with a greater battery capacity of 4,000mAh.
The Google Pixel 5 comes with 12MP Primary Camera 16MP ultrawide
A rejigged primary camera system comprising 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors capturing images from large and ultra-wide lenses are some other notable tweaks. Without new tech features for those cameras, it wouldn’t be a Pixel launch and Google did not disappoint.
A panning tool that is available to help you capture smooth video is one new feature. Rounding out the Pixel 5 spec list is support for Qi wireless charging, a water-resistant design, 128 GB storage, and a price tag starting at $699 ( Gh 4,000)
Every Pixel fan would have noted that we didn’t discuss the above XL model.