Google Pixel 5 is Here. (What Has Changed?)



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    The tech giant’s 2020 flagship phone, Google Pixel 5, is finally here at Google’s Launch Night In Event. The Pixel 5 starts at $699 whereas the Pixel 4a 5G is priced at $499.

    Starting October 15th, Japan will mark as the first nation along with 8 other nations to get a hold of Pixel 4a 5G smartphone. However, the native United States users will have to wait until October 29th.

    Undoubtedly, Google Pixel 5 is the top-end phone of 2020 when one considers its flagship features, compact body, decent camera, and guaranteed updates. But that doesn’t stop making the tech giant a numero uno in the field.

    Though it’s a flagship phone, Google Pixel 5 has to compete with many upper mid-range to flagship smartphones including OnePlus 8, Galaxy S20 FE 5G and more.

    Google Pixel 5 Specifications:

    Let’s look at the specifications of Google Pixel 5 in detail.

    The new 5th generation flagship handset sports a 6-inch full HD+ OLED display with 2340x1080 pixels resolution. 432 ppi pixel density and Corning Glass 6 protection on top. It has got a 90Hz refresh rate.

    The most controversial change is the inclusion of Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset for its 5G capabilities. With this Google has ditched the flagship silicon chipset for its top Pixel model.

    Paired with Adreno 620 GPU and 8GB RAM, it has got 128GB inbuilt storage space with no option to expand it further via micro SD card.

    Lost on Camera?

    On the camera front, Google Pixel 5 sports a dual-camera setup on the back. It includes 12.2mp main camera with zoom and 16mp ultra-wide-angle camera supporting 4K recording at 60 fps. For taking selfies, there’s an 8mp sensor (the same as Pixel 4).

    Pchh! The earlier model had a telephoto camera lens.

    5G Connectivity with Big Battery:

    The major improvement is seen in the battery. The new Google Pixel 5 is backed by a 4,080mAh battery (in contrast to 3700mAh in Pixel 4 XL) with 18W Qi wireless charging.

    However, one should remember that 5G connectivity drains the battery a lot. Thus, the extra capacity may not give enough endurance. The built-in wireless charging and reverse wireless charging is a good addition.

    The IP68 certification for the aluminium body is a noticeable feature.

    The search-engine giant Google also launched Google Pixel 4a 5G ($499), Nest Audio Smart Speaker ($99) and an updated Chromecast TV streaming device ($50).

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    Google Pixel 4a Indian Launch on October 17th:

    As the new Google Pixel devices are 5G oriented, they will not be available in India. However, Google Pixel 4a could release in the Indian market.

    Going by the rumours, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G powered Google Pixel 4a will be a Flipkart exclusive. The handset sports a 5.81-inch OLED display with 6GB RAM, 12.2mp rear camera and 8mp front camera. Finally, the Pixel experience in a compact phone is worth considering.

    Not to miss, Apple is yet to launch new iPhones in October with faster chips and improved camera.

    Do you agree with my opinion? Share your thoughts.

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