Google is gearing up to unveil its next big thing for Android smartphones on September 30. As usual, there aren’t many secrets left and we already know pretty much everything we can expect in that event. The company will unveil the next-gen Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G, as the name suggests the fifth-gen network-ready version of its 2020 mid-range phone. The device’s specifications are quite similar, but still, the Pixel 5 is the company’s 2020 “flagship” and for that reason, will be priced at least $200 above the Pixel 4a 5G. Google already confirmed the pricing of the Pixel 4a, now we’re getting a confirmation of the price of the Pixel 5 and it’s not affordable.
Pixel 5 5G 128Gb $699
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) September 24, 2020
According to leakster Jon Prosser, the Google Pixel 5 shipping with 128GB (the starting variant) will retail at USD 700. According to another leakster, Evan Blass, the phone will cost CAD 900 in Canada. Last but not least, we have Vodafone Germany leaked price that puts €630. The price is different due to VAT.
Prosser also revealed that the Mint Green colorway revealed yesterday actually is “Sage Green”.
PIXEL 5 SPECIFICATIONS
Unless that Google is keeping something under the wraps, there are no big secrets for the September 30 event. As aforementioned, both the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 had all its specifications leaked. So, there’s almost no room for surprises.
Under the hood, the new stock Android smartphone will pack the Snapdragon 765G chipset and 8GB of RAM. The Basic model will ship with 128GB of storage, and we’re expecting more. The phone flaunts a 6-inch FHD+ display with a standard 60Hz refresh rate and a left-aligned punch hole for the 8MP f/2.0 selfie snapper.
Moving around to the back, the handset brings a Dual-Camera setup. Not a big problem, since Google does all the magic with its Google Camera application. The sensor consists in a 12.2MP f/1.7 main sensor with dual pixel PDAF, Optical Image Stabilization, and EIS. The secondary sensor is a 16MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture. The handset will be capable of recording 4K@60 fps and 1080@240fps videos. That’s quite an upgrade after the last year’s fiasco.
The phone has a 4,080mAh battery and that is very large for Google Pixel standards. Google seems to have listened to the complaints and is finally following Android OEMs on this aspect. The phone charges at the 18W charging rate as we can’t have everything on a Pixel handset. Other features include dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Stereo Speakers, LTE, and 5G support.
It’s not a bad package of specifications, but it’s certainly not on par with other smartphones in the $700 price segment. Especially with the Snapdragon 765G. But it’s Google.