There may not be a Google Pixel 5 at all!

Pixel 5 XL

A couple of weeks back, on August 3, Google announced the Pixel 4a smartphone for just $399 in the U.S. Adding on to that, the company also said it will bring a new handset in face of the Pixel 5 this fall. As the launch date is getting closer; as the trend continues we will be getting more and more news and leaks concerning this handset. Recently, the model appeared on the AI benchmark website. Test information shows that the machine is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor and an 8GB of running memory. Today, according to reports there may only be a Pixel 5 XL version and no regular Pixel 5

But today, according to recent developments and a tweet from @ImjustSayingJC, Google may have cancelled plans or may not have planned at all to launch the regular Pixel 5 globally. It actually may be a wise decision as it may force pixel users to experience the benefits of using a larger screen than usual.

Additionally with that, this may be enough to create room for the Pixel 5 “XL” to stand out and integrate more advanced technologies. As reported earlier, ScreenAnalyst Ross Young had talked about an unnamed Google smartphone packing in a  6.67-inch OLED screen, and the panel used maybe from BOE or Samsung and will be supporting 120Hz refresh rate. Acknowledging that the Snapdragon 765G does support a 120Hz display, the model Young said maybe the “XL” of the Pixel 5 named as the Pixel 5XL.

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Adding more to that, the rumoured price of the Pixel 5 XL starts at US$699 (approximately 4851 yuans) which still seems high for a smartphone packing in a midrange chipset. Going by this price, it will be US$100 cheaper than the Google Pixel 4 at the time of launch.

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Previously Leaked Pixel 5 Information

Google Pixel 5

The dimension of the Google Pixel 5 has been rumoured to be 144.6mm x 70.4mm x and 8mm. Adding the camera, the thickness will increase to 9.5mm. This makes the Pixel 5 similar in terms of dimensions to the iPhone XS and slightly smaller than the iPhone 11. Looking at the renders, the display appears to be 5.5 inches but the bezels are still thick. As usual, the bezel of this smartphone is symmetrical but the edges are round.

The renders also show that this device will come with a USB Type-C port on the bottom. It will also use the Pixel speaker grills which look like a cutout. Unfortunately, the CAD renders do not show any headphone jack. From the images, the side of this smartphone uses a different build material. It will probably have an aluminium side like its predecessor. However, there is no confirmation of this. According to Pigtou calculations, the Pixel 5 may come with a 5.78 inch OLED display with QHD resolution. While there are no speculations on the exact sensor, this phone will likely have two cameras on the back. On the front, there will be a single punch-hole camera.


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