The Google Pixel 5 is official, and we have discovered all in regards to the latest flagship telephone from the maker of Android on the firm’s Launch Night In livestream occasion.
Google revealed the brand new Pixel 5 alongside the Google Pixel 4a 5G, Google Nest Audio and Chromecast with Google TV.
Below we’ll run you thru all the important thing particulars we all know in regards to the Google Pixel 5 to date, together with how a lot it’s going to value, what it appears like, and what specs you’ll be able to anticipate to your cash.
Cut to the chase
- What is the Google Pixel 5? Google’s newest flagship smartphone
- When is it out? October 15
- How a lot does it value? $699 / £599 / AU$1,079
Google Pixel 5 release date and value
The Google Pixel 5 prices $699 / £599 / AU$1,079. Google has confirmed that the telephone is coming to the US, UK and Australia, and you’ll be able to pre-order it now instantly from Google’s net retailer.
The Google Pixel 5 might be out there within the US and UK on October 15. An actual release date for different markets has but to be revealed.
Google Pixel 5 design and show
The Google Pixel 5 design is what you see above. The telephone is available in two colours with odd names: Sorta Sage (a inexperienced shade) and Just Black (that is simply black). The physique of the telephone is manufactured from recycled aluminium too.
The telephone is IPX8 water resistant, which ought to imply you are capable of submerge this system in water for as much as half an hour. The telephone weighs 151 grams, and it has dimensions of 144.7 x 70.4 x 8mm.
The telephone comes with a 6-inch Full HD show with a decision of 1080 x 2340, which is 432 pixels per inch. It’s an always-on show, and it is an OLED panel.
Google has included 90Hz tech right here, so the display screen refresh price might be sooner than many different gadgets with smoother scrolling and transitions. That mentioned, this is not pretty much as good as some top-end handsets that characteristic a 120Hz refresh price, whereas the newly introduced Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro boasts a 144Hz refresh price.
There’s a USB-C port on the backside of the telephone, however there isn’t any 3.5mm headphone jack right here. The telephone additionally comes with stereo audio system as effectively, however there isn’t any 3.5mm audio jack included within the field.
Unlike the Pixel 4, the Pixel 5 comes with a fingerprint scanner. It’s on the rear of the telephone this time, and the corporate has dropped its 3D Face Unlock expertise that was housed within the prime bezel on final yr’s telephone.
That has allowed Google to trim the bezel on the prime of the telephone, but it surely does additionally imply the corporate has dropped its Soli gesture expertise as effectively so you will not get that on the Pixel 5.
Google Pixel 5 digital camera
The digital camera is the place there are just a few modifications for the Google Pixel 5. It features a 12.2MP dual-pixel shooter with 1.4μm pixel width, and there’s additionally a 16MP ultra-wide shooter.
That replaces the telephoto shooter on final yr’s telephone, which some could miss but it surely’s seemingly you will benefit from the large digital camera extra in on a regular basis utilization.
The firm’s spectacular Night Sight and Portrait Modes are returning on the Pixel 5. We’ve discovered comparable cameras on earlier telephones to carry out brilliantly in our evaluations of these older telephones, so we’re hoping for the same consequence right here.
It’s price noting that the brand new Google Pixel 4a 5G appears to sport precisely the identical digital camera setup although, so for those who do not need to spend as a lot as this telephone prices you possibly can all the time go for that.
On the entrance of the telephone you will discover an 8MP selfie digital camera. That appears to be much like earlier telephones from Google, which we have discovered to carry out effectively in our testing.
Google Pixel 5 specs and efficiency
Unlike earlier Pixel flagships, the Pixel 5 would not characteristic the top-end chipset you’d anticipate. Instead, the corporate has opted for a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, which will not be as highly effective because the chipsets you discover in telephones just like the OnePlus 8 Pro or Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
That mentioned, the telephones we have seen operating this chipset have been highly effective sufficient for on a regular basis duties, so we hope it is a comparable story with the Pixel 5 after we’re capable of attempt the telephone out.
There’s 8GB of RAM within the telephone, and 128GB of storage. There’s no microSD help, and Google has but to announce another storage variants for the Pixel 5 so you will be restricted to only 128GB.
There’s a 4,080mAh battery contained in the telephone, and the corporate has included wi-fi charging as effectively. There’s additionally a reverse-charging characteristic known as Battery Share, so you need to use your Pixel 5 to cost supported gadgets.
It helps 18W fast-charging, and the right charger for you to have the ability to attain these speeds is included within the field.
Google claims the telephone will final a full day from a single cost, and we’ll you’ll want to put that declare to the check in our full evaluate. The Google Pixel 4’s battery life wasn’t spectacular, so we’re hoping Google has improved issues right here.
You get 5G connectivity on the Pixel 5 as effectively, however be warned that you will have to have a 5G contract, and stay in space that has 5G connectivity, to profit from that.
The Google Pixel 5 comes operating Android 11 out of the field, which is the corporate’s newest model of its working system. You can anticipate this system to get stable updates over the subsequent few years at the very least.