Pixel phones were first debuted back in 2016 and received a warm welcome from tech critics and users. Google’s Pixel lineup of smartphones is best known for its advanced hardware, smooth stock Android experience, and amazing cameras. Last year, Google launched the Pixel 4 with a lot of improvements over its predecessor. But poor battery life held it back from competing against Samsung Galaxy Series and Apple iPhone.
Every year, we see a new Pixel phone and this year is no exception. Last week, Google confirmed that it will be holding an event on September 30 where it is expected to unveil the next-generation Pixel phones. According to sources, there will be two Pixel phones at the event, called Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G.
In this article, we have rounded up everything we know so far about Google Pixel 5.
When will the Google Pixel 5 event take place?
Google has already sent out invites for its event later this month. The Google hardware night launch will be an all-online event on September 30. Google is not only releasing new Pixel phones but also new Chromecast devices and smart speakers.
Google did not mention how you are going to watch the event. However, the company will be streaming the event on YouTube.
Google Pixel 5 Pricing
Google Pixel phones won’t come cheap at launch. Last year, the Pixel 4 is priced at $799 for the 64GB model and 6GB RAM, while the maxed-out model costs an extra $100. Sources say that the upcoming Pixel 5 will have the same launch price as the Pixel 4 had in the US.
Of course, there will be a new Pixel 5a which offers a similar experience for a lower price tag. The Pixel 4a now costs $349 in the US, but it lacks some important features found in a more expensive model, like wireless charging and 5G support.
Earlier this month, we heard rumors that the Pixel 5 price would see a slight increase – potentially $899 in the US. Also, Google will probably launch the next Pixel phone in select markets like United States, United Kingdom, France, Japan, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Taiwan, and Canada.
Pixel phones have not seen significant design changes since its 2016 debut. In July, the first render of the Pixel 5 was leaked online, giving us a glimpse of the upcoming phone. Indeed, the new device will look like the current Pixel 4, featuring a left-mounted cutout on the front and two camera sensors at the rear.
However, recent sources say that the Pixel 5 will come with much smaller bezels while preserving a hole-punch display for a selfie. On the back, Google will retain two cameras with improved sensors and lens. Also, there will be a new motion blur mode that lets you blur moving objects.
In short, if you are looking for a three camera-enabled Pixel phone this year, then we have some bad news. There is a good chance that Pixel 5 will only come with slight camera changes.
Snapdragon 865 processor
Qualcomm’s latest CPU now powers top-tier smartphones out there and we are expecting to see it in the upcoming Pixel 5. Sources say that the Pixel 5 will be fueled by the Snapdragon 865 with much-improved performance and gaming experience.
A recent report claims that the new Pixel 5 will come with the Snapdragon 765G processor under the hood. The 765G chipset allows for better 5G support and improved camera performance. Google’s departure from the Snapdragon 865 could be a wise move as it helps reduce manufacturing costs. However, the adoption of the 765G chipset may disappoint some hardcore fans who are hoping for Google to compete with Samsung and Apple this year.
Motion Sense is a unique feature that sets the Pixel lineup from its rivals on the market. However, the feature was met with mostly negative response from users, which may lead to an end of Motion Sense.
Sources say that Google will discontinue Motion Sense on its Pixel 5 this year. This makes sense as some leaked renders show no room for Motion Sense above the display. Rumors recently claimed that the Pixel 5 will come with a similar feature with advanced AI, but there is no word on it yet.
The Pixel 4 comes with mediocre battery life (2.800 mAh), but things are going to change this year. Sources say that the upcoming Pixel 5 will have a 4.000 mAh battery at launch, offering a full-day usage and supports 15W wireless charging and 5W reverse wireless charging.
Pixel 5 is coming and it is going to be a hit phone this year. We are expecting Google to fix the flaws in the Pixel 4 and make the Pixel 5 a true rival on the market. Also, there will be a new Pixel 5a at the event that will replace the Pixel 4a. The new Pixel 5a is expected to dominate the budge champ as the 4a now does.