The Pixel 5 is here finally and it will retail for $699. The smartphone succeeds the Pixel 4 as Google’s latest Android flagship. Google’s Pixel smartphones are well known for its outstanding camera qualities and Pixel 5 is no different.
The Pixel 5 runs Android 11 out of the box and it is powered by a Snapdragon 765G processor which is integrated with Qualcomm’s X52 5G modem. Ordinarily, one would have expected the latest Snapdragon 865 chipset but this gives Google the chance to offer competitive pricing for its latest flagship. The smartphone comes with an 8G of RAM and a 128GB internal memory. Its battery capacity is impressive at 4080mAh and it is IP68 certified which means it is water and dust resistant. It supports 18W fast-charging via its USB-C port and it supports both the sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G connectivity.
Google has somehow pulled off a wireless charging with the Pixel 5 considering it has an aluminium back. The smartphone features a 6” OLED panel with a 2340 x 1080 resolution. It has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, a 90Hz screen refresh rate and it features a punch-hole cutout which houses the 8MP selfie camera. The front camera is now capable of Night Sight in portrait mode. The Pixel 5 is very distinct from the Pixel 4A with no chin and a full edge-to-edge display.
At the back, there are two rear cameras – a 12.2MP main camera featuring a 77-degree field of view and both OIS and EIS, and a newly introduced 16MP ultrawide that shoots at a wider 107 degrees. Not only that, Google has improved the software and there is a new “Portrait Light” mode. There is also an “Extreme Battery Saver” that can extend the battery life up to 48hrs.
The Pixel 5 will be available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia. Depending on where you are buying, you can get the one with Sub-6 5G radio or Sub-6 + mmWave. It is available in a “Just Black” colour and in “Sorta Sage”.
It will retail for $699 and it will start shipping October 15.