Google has expanded its Pixel smartphone series with the launch of two new devices — Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. The duo were announced at the company’s Launch Night In event held virtually. As the name suggests, Pixel 4a 5G is same as Pixel 4a launched in August just with the addition of 5G support. Pixel 5 is an all-new phone from the company. Both the new phones — Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 — are not coming to India. Google, however, will launch Pixel 4a in India, likely later this month.
Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 pricing and availability
Google Pixel 4a is priced at $499. Pixel 5 is a budget flagship priced at $699. Pixel 4a (5G) will be available in Japan on October 15 and eight other countries starting in November. Pixel 5 will be available in eight countries starting October 15, and in the US starting October 29.
Google Pixel 5 specifications
Google Pixel 5 is an affordable flagship. The smartphone comes with a 6-inch FHD+ OLED display, with 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone measures 144.7×70.4×8.0mm, weighs 151 gram and runs on Android 11 out of the box. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chip. There’s 8GB of RAM backed by 128GB of internal storage and 4080 mAh battery. The phone comes with a reverse-charging feature called Battery Share. this means Pixel 5 owners can use their phone to charge supported devices.
Camera wise, Google Pixel 5 offers almost the same set-up as Google Pixe 4a: a dual rear camera setup sporting 12.2MP primary sensor with an f/1.7 lens and a 16MP secondary sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide lens.It comes with New “portrait light” effect and improved video stabilization. On the front of the phone, there’s an 8MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 lens. Both the rear and front cameras offer up to 4K video recording support. The phone comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back. There’s no 3.5mm headphone jack in the phone, users get a USB-C port at the bottom of the phone.
Connectivity options in the phone include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. Further, it includes stereo speakers and three microphones. Pixel 5 comes with an IP68 water and dust resistance rating.
Google Pixel 4a 5G specifications
Google Pixel 4a 5G comes with a Full-screen 5.8-inch display with transmissive hole. It measures 144 height x 69.4 width x 8.2 depth (mm) and comes in Polycarbonate unibody with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. There’s 3140 mAh2 battery backed by 6GB LPDDR4 RAM and 128 GB storage. The smartphone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor. For photos and videos, there’s same camera specs as Google Pixel 5.
Sensors include proximity, ambient light, accelerometer and gyrometer. For charging there’s USB-C 18W adaptor with USB-PD 2.0 and 18W fast charging. The phone has 3.5 mm audio jack, stereo speakers and two microphones.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5.0. The smartphone comes in just one colour option: Just Black
Like all Pixel devices, Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 come with our TitanTM M security chip to help keep on-device data safe and secure, and both phones will get three years of software and security updates.