Google has officially unveiled its latest Android
flagship, Pixel 5 for $699. Unlike the previous Pixel 4, Google is stressing
less on dramatic latest technology such as overly-hyped Motion Sense gestures
on last year’s model. Instead, the giant is focusing on the unique features
that help Pixel to be distinctive among the rest, as its rare camera
Pixel 5 will have a Snapdragon 756G processor with
Qualcomm’s integrated X52 modem for 5G support (an add-on feature to compensate
their slightly less powerful chipset). It’s different from the usual Pixel
strategy, which aims to provide closely-related flagship specs to other leading
Android devices from Samsung and OnePlus. But, it also indicates that users can
purchase the latest phone at a lower price tag.
Google is offering new features with the Pixel 5 that
separates it with the newly launched Pixel 4A, including IPX8 water resistance,
stronger Corning Gorilla Glass 6 panel, additional Ram, and a reverse wireless
charging. It does not have a 3.5mm headphone jack, a feature that its cheaper
Pixel 5 will come with a display of 6-inch 2340 x 1080
OLED panel in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio with a refresh rate of 90Hz. It features a
hole-punch front camera. As there’s not going to a Motion Sense Camera, Pixel 5
will now a full edge-to-edge display with no notch or bezels.
Of course, the most notable feature of Google’s latest
gadget is its camera! The Pixel 5 will consist of two rear cameras: a 12.2
megapixel main camera with a 77-degree field of view with both optical and
electronic image stabilization. The other camera is a new 17-megapixel ultra-wide that captures at a wider 107 degrees. The front camera has an 8 megapixel,
but you can still take pictures in portrait mode using its Night Sight mode. Google
is offering a new AI-powered “Portrait Light” mode, too, which allows users to
control the lighting on portrait mode shots. There’s a “Cinematic Pan” setting
for panning images, and three latest stabilization modes for capturing stable
It’s “Extreme Battery Saver” mode ensures to help
expand your battery life up to 48 hours.
The Pixel 5 is expected to launch in eight countries
on October 15th. People in the US can purchase this latest phone
from October 29th through Verizon, Google Fi, and from Google’s
online store for $699. Though, you can still book your pre-orders now!