Google launched the Pixel 4a at the beginning of this month. At the launch event the company showcased two new smartphones – the Pixel 4a (5G) and the Pixel 5. There is no official announcement made by the company about the launch of both the devices, but many speculations are circulating on the internet for the upcoming smartphones. According to a recent leak, both the devices are expected to be available for pre-orders starting from October 8, 2020.
Now, Google Pixel 5 has been listed on a benchmarking website disclosing the vital information about the smartphone. The news was first reported by MyFixGuide, which claims that the smartphone is listed on the AI Benchmark website. The online listing suggests that the upcoming Google Pixel 5 will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G SoC.
“The Pixel 4a (5G), starting at $499, and Pixel 5, both with 5G2 to make streaming videos, downloading content, and playing games on Stadia or other platforms faster and smoother than ever,” reads Google Blog post.
According to the official website, the Google Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 will be first available for sale in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia. Google also confirmed that new developments about smartphones will be shared in the upcoming months.
The listing mentioned that Pixel 5 is backed by an 8 GB RAM and runs on the latest Android version 11. However, do note that this might not be the final specifications as benchmarks results can be spoofed to spread rumors. Google Pixel 5 is going to be the flagship smartphone from the search giant and considering that we can expect a high-end processor incorporated with the phone.
Previous leaks revealed Pixel 5 will arrive with a 6.67-inch OLED display along with a refresh rate of 120 Hz which enhances the touch response and gaming experience of the smartphone. The display panels are expected to be sourced by BOE and Samsung. Similar to its predecessor the Pixel 5 is also speculated to arrive with an XL variant which is said to be code-named as “bramble”.
Rumors also suggest Google is gearing up for a punch-hole camera setup on the front and dual-rear camera placement for selfies and pictures respectively. Google Pixel 5 is speculated to arrive with reverse-wireless charging support which was not there on any of the previous models. Recently it was reported that the company is planning to ditch the Project Soli-based Motion Sense gesture which was introduced with the launch of the Google Pixel 4 series.
In simple terms, Google is planning to ditch the Soli radar chip and this could be good news for Indian users as this was the only reason the Google Pixel 4 Series never came to India.
Soli radar chip enables a series of features that can’t be seen in any other smartphone. It is capable of detecting your proximity to the phone to illuminate the always-on display feature, it can fire up the Face Unlock sensor when it reorganizes that the user reaches the phone. In fact, because of this chip Pixel 4’s Face Unlock feature works seamlessly. The Soli radar chip was also responsible for air gestures which allow users to perform actions like skip music tracks, reject calls, and a lot more.
It seems that the company is focusing more on the basics of upcoming Pixel smartphones and holding MotionSense features for a while.
Considering the pricing of last year’s Pixel 4 we can safely assume that the upcoming flagship smartphone will launch at a starting price point of $700 (approx Rs. 52,300).
Do note that the company didn’t confirm any of the aforementioned information and it’s based out of rumours and leaks. We recommend you to wait for the official announcement.