Google unwraps the Pixel 5 for $699

Finally, Google has unwrapped its latest Android flagship, dubbed as Google Pixel 5. The company has fixed the price of that device at $699. This phone is the successor of the Pixel 4 which was launched last year.

Google has added a lot of improvements in that successor model, Pixel 5. In the Google Pixel 4, the motion sense gestures were very much hyped. Let’s check out what are the specifications the Google Pixel 5 offers to its users.

The Pixel 5 runs on the latest Android 11 OS and is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC chipset. It is quite surprising that Google is not using a flagship processor in that phone like the SD 865 or 865+. Maybe Google can offer the new one at a lower price.

As per the display, this phone offers a 6-inch (2340 x 1080) OLED panel in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, which features a hole-punch selfie camera. It’s good that Google has removed the Motion Sense camera, by which users can enjoy a full edge-to-edge display this time, with no notch or bezels.

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The 765G SoC is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (non-expandable) which is a UFS 2.1 storage. This phone features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. There are a few things in this phone, which make it a premium from Google like IPX8 water resistance, reverse wireless charging, more RAM, and a stronger Corning Gorilla Glass 6 panel.

Unfortunately, there is no support of the 3.5mm headphone jack on this phone. This phone comes in two different colour variants: Just Black, Sorta sage.

Coming to the battery, this phone is fueled by a 4,080mAH battery with the support of 18W fast charging (reverse charging and wireless charging supported). It also has the IP68 waterproofing. It has an “Extreme Battery Saver” mode that promises you to stretch your battery life to up to 48 hours.

This phone has every other connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type C, and so on. Most importantly, its phone supports 5G connectivity (both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G, which means that it should work with almost any major 5G network).

Now coming to the most interesting part of any Pixel smartphone, which is the camera. The Google Pixel 5 features a dual rear camera setup which includes a 12.2-megapixel main camera with a 77-degree field of view and both optical and electronic image stabilization, and a new 16 megapixel ultrawide that shoots at a wider 107 degrees. For the selfies, this phone offers an 8-megapixel selfie snapper.

The whole camera module is loaded with a lot of interesting features, and also some of them are totally new. Google has added the option to take portrait mode shots using its Night Sight mode. Also, there is a new AI-powered “Portrait Light” mode, which lets you adjust the lighting on portrait mode shots, a “Cinematic Pan” setting for panning shots, and three new stabilization modes for shooting smoother video.

Regarding the price and availability, Google Pixel 5 will be available first in eight countries on October 15th. After that, on October 29, this phone will be available in the US through Verizon, Google Fi, and unlocked from Google’s online store at a price tag of $699 (Preorders are available now).

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