Everything we know about the Google Pixel 5

If the leaks are anything to go by, the Google Pixel 5 could be cheaper than expected.
Man holding Google Pixel smartphone

Just weeks after we got our first potential look at the Google Pixel 4a (5G), the tech gods have blessed us with yet another bundle of leaks – this time revealing some brand new details about the highly anticipated Google Pixel 5.

Google Pixel 5 design and features

While we’re used to seeing an XL model released alongside each iteration of the Google Pixel, beta code obtained by 9 to 5 Google suggests the Pixel 5 and 4a (5G) will be the search giant’s only releases this year.

So, what can we expect? Well, given Google put a lot of work into overhauling the Pixel design last year, it stands to reason that they’ll stick by it for another year at least. Leaked prototypes and renders suggest the Pixel 5 will retain the matte finish of its predecessor, as well as the dual-camera setup. One interesting feature is the rumoured reintroduction of a physical fingerprint sensor on the rear of the phone, perhaps as part of an effort to keep the 5 in the mid-range price range.

As for the front of the new flagship, Google looks set to ditch the Pixel 4’s controversial thick top bezel and instead opt for a hole-punch-style selfie camera, revealing a much sleeker look and a slightly larger 6-inch OLED screen. So far, the only two Pixel 5 colours we’re aware of are black and green.

Google Pixel 5 design render based on leaks

Source: OnLeaks.

Under the hood, the Pixel 5 will likely be the first Android 11 device to hit the market, running on the same Snapdragon 765G processor as the Pixel 4a (5G), albeit with 2GB more ram (8GB total). According to a now-deleted post on Reddit, the battery may be in for a much-needed boost at 4,000 mAh – something Pixel 4 owners have been crying out for.

Source: Reddit.

Google Pixel 5 release date

Despite COVID-19 delaying many tech releases, the opposite appears to be true for Google. The company usually announces its latest lineup at their annual ‘Made by Google’ event, which takes place in October, however, noted leaker Jon Prosser says we may see the Pixel 5 even earlier.

Google Pixel 5 price

Just when it seems smartphones are only getting more expensive, Google seems to be bucking the trend. According to Germany’s Technik News, the Pixel 5 will retail for €629, or around $1,021 down under. If this proves to be true, it will continue the trend of each new model being cheaper than its predecessor. At release, the Pixel 3 started at $1,199, followed by the cheaper Pixel 4 at $1,049.

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