Google Pixel 5 Launch: What should you expect

The smartphone, which will be available in stores this fall, will be launched on September 30 at Google’s Launch Night In. Here’s all you should look forward to

September, a month packed with tech releases and virtual events, is slated to end with Google’s Launch Night In. The event, which will at 11.30pm IST on September 30, will see the launch of Pixel 5 among other exciting releases.

While launching Pixel 4A budget phone in August, Google had announced its next flagship (Pixel 5) and the upcoming Pixel 4A 5G. Then, Google had also confirmed that today’s event will see the launch of “new Pixel phones”, a new Chromecast and the latest Nest-branded smart speaker.

What Google’s next flagship offers

Pixel 5, which will be available in stores this fall in the USA, UK, Canada, France, Ireland, Germany, Taiwan, Japan, and Australia, will support 5G networks. It’ll be available for purchase.

While tech enthusiasts were waiting for the event to know more about the product, the company may have mistakenly revealed the new device on Twitter through Google Japan account. The leaked video doesn’t just give a view of its front portion but also mentions that the product is going to

be priced at 74,800 Yen (roughly ₹52,000). The tweet also had a link to purchase the phone, but the page wasn’t live yet.

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While that video didn’t give a complete view of the phone, it did suggest that the design elements will be similar to the recently launched Pixel 4A. It also has a unique punch-hole display on the top left corner of its screen.

No use of flagship processor?

According to the Google Japan tweet, Pixel 5 will not come with the flagship Snapdragon 865 processor. Instead, it’ll have the Snapdragon 765G chipset, which has been used in recent devices like OnePlus Nord and Vivo X50 Pro.

Snapdragon 765G is a decent alternative and comes with Qualcomm’s integrated X52 modem for 5G support.

What more the tweet tells

Pixel 5 is rumored to come with a 6-inch 2340x1080p OLED screen, a 19:5:9 aspect ratio, along with a 90Hz refresh rate.

The phone may have two cameras, but unlike Pixel 4, this version may come with a 16MP ultra-wide camera. Rounding off the list of leaked specs are a 4080mAh battery, 18W USB Type-C fast charging, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage space, an 8MP hole-punch selfie camera and an IP68 water resistance rating.

The virtual stream will be hosted on Google’s YouTube channel.


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