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Google announces the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, powered by Snapdragon 765G SoC

Google Pixel 5

After the long wait, Google has officially introduced the latest flagship smartphone called the Pixel 5 and another mid-range smartphone called the Google Pixel 4a 5G.

While Google usually announces the flagship Pixel devices in two different screen sizes, the Mountain View company decided to simply announce the Pixel 5 in a single variant. The display packs a large 6-inch OLED panel with edge-to-edge and comes with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080. The smartphone comes with a refresh rate of 90Hz and brings support for HDR10+ and Always-On functionality. The display is protected with the tougher Gorilla Glass 6. The new Pixel 5 5G is also IP68 dust and water-resistant up to 1.5m and can remain submerged for 30 minutes.

Google Pixel 5 is 8mm thick in dimension and weighs only 151g. As Google Pixel smartphones are known for its camera performance, the new Pixel 5 features some new optics as compared to the previous Pixel 4. And like the previous model, the Pixel 5 also comes with a dual-lens camera. While the previous model had a telephoto lens, Google decided to slap a wide-angle lens for its second camera as a replacement, featuring a 16MP image sensor with F2.2 as its aperture. The main camera is a 12MP shooter with F1.7 as its aperture, along with 1.4um pixel size, optical image stabilization, and 4K video recording up to 60fps.

Google Pixel 5

There is also a punch-hole selfie camera on the front right side of the device with an 8MP image sensor. Google has added the Night Sight capability for the front-facing camera. Along with that, the company also added some nifty features such as a new AI-powered Portrait Light mode that lets the user control the lighting while shooting portrait shots, a new Cinematic Pan mode, and three new levels of stabilization while capturing videos.

The most notable change is that Google decided to switch to a mid-range processor instead of the fastest Snapdragon SoC on the market. While one would think Google will simply fuse the device with a chipset like the Snapdragon 865, that is not the case here and it is not what the company is after. The Mountain View company has equipped the Pixel 5 with the Snapdragon 765G with 5G capabilities, thanks to its X52 modem. A flagship smartphone doesn’t necessarily have to be powered by the fastest chipset and you would be disappointed if that was your expectation. That said, the Snapdragon 765G chipset is no slouch either, featuring an octa-core configuration, consisting of one Kyro 475 Prime core at 2.4 GHz, one Kyro 475 Gold core at 2.2 GHz, and six Kyro 475 Silver cores clocked at 1.8 GHz speeds. The device also packs 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Google Pixel 5

And as usual, the Pixel 5 doesn’t come with a MicroSD card slot. It also doesn’t come with a 3.5mm audio jack either. The smartphone also comes with a 4080 mAh battery and brings support for 18W USB Type-C fast charge. Google says the new Extreme Battery Saver mode helps to extend the battery life up to 48 hours. There is also the reverse wireless charging capability on the Pixel 5.

Google Pixel 5

Now comes the Google Pixel 4a 5G, which is basically a larger variant of the previous Google Pixel 4a with 5G capabilities. It’s almost like Google wants us to think of the Pixel 4a 5G as an XL variant of the Pixel 5. However, the OLED display is only slightly larger and measures 6.2-inch with a 60Hz refresh rate. While both the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G features the same Snapdragon 765G processor, the latter only comes with 6GB RAM, instead of the 8GB RAM. The Pixel 4a 5G is 8.2mm thick and weighs 168g.

Google Pixel 4a 5G

That said, the storage space is still 128GB. The rear camera setup and the selfie sensor are exactly the same as found on the Pixel 5. One advantage is that the Pixel 4a 5G comes with a 3.5mm audio jack. What’s odd is that the Pixel 4a 5G packs a smaller 3800 mAh battery and does not feature wireless charging capability. That said, the device does depend on an 18W fast charger.

Google Pixel 5 is said to be priced at 699 dollars (Approx. 2600 AED), and the Google Pixel 4a 5G costs 499 dollars (Approx. 1900 AED).


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