The brand new Pixel phone is here with Google Pixel 4a, whose pricing starts at $349. Google promised that the new phone would have a similar great Pixel camera but at an effectively lesser price. The new Google Pixel 4a is amazing, but that’s not only the great news for all Pixels fans.
Google surprisingly dropped the hints about rumored 5G enabled Pixels—the Pixel 4a (5G) and the Pixel 5. The sneak peeks of the new Pixel phones is mentioned in the Google blog post, where they initially talked about the Pixel 4a. The blog-post mentioned that the company is planning to launch the new 5G-enabled Pixels later this year, in fall. And also, we have the teaser image of the new Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5.
Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 will be the first 5G-enabled phones offered by Google. Google has been keeping these next-generation phones tightly under wraps. We probably know the configuration for the Pixel 4a (5G), but we don’t know anything about Pixel 5; instead of that, it will support 5G connectivity. Google just hinted at the potential launch date but not the design and specifications. However, the company has ensured that they will share the details of these phones in the coming months.
Google Pixel 4a (5G)
Google confirmed that the starting price for the 5G-enabled Pixel 4a is set at $499. That’s a $150 jump from the recently launched Google Pixel 4a. This means that for just the 5G upgrade, the company is a $150 more. However, few reports claimed that the phone will also have an overall upgrade in comparison with the current Google Pixel 4a. The 5G version of Google Pixel 4a will have a larger screen than the current model and will add an extra camera lens. There are higher chances that the $150 premium phone will feature the Snapdragon 765G.
Google Pixel 5 Release Date and Specifications
Now, it has been confirmed that the next Pixel is coming by fall this year. The question then arises—how would the phone stand out?
The Google Pixels are great phones, but criticism had been raised for their choice of specifications and performance. Google always fails to provide the phones rich with specs and performance in comparison with its competitors. Google hasn’t been able to reach the heights of smartphone manufacturing giants like Apple and Samsung. Some reports once claimed that even Google’s chief of hardware division was unhappy with the Pixel’s specs selection.
What Gooogle doesn’t the best in its Pixel phones is the camera quality. Everyone has praised the superior camera quality of the past Pixels phones. Now, the company has to focus even on the camera department along with the performances. Pixel 4 still has amazing camera quality since its release last year, but it is not the best. Several phones have already closed the gap and the phones like iPhone 11 Pro Max and Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus have even topped the Google Pixel.
The reports suggest that Google would try to offer the best camera phone and to achieve that they wouldn’t try to upgrade the performance to match with the competitors. That’s okay if Google aims to provide the best camera phone but they must upgrade the poor display and terrible battery life. The Google Pixel 5, on the other hand, would be the first phone to feature Android 11.
Google typically releases its Pixel phones in the month of October every year. So, if we consider this then the phone may arrive in mid-October, which also falls in fall 2020.
But there exists the threat of official launch due to the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in travel restrictions and therefore, the shipping may be affected. Multiple reports suggest that Apple Inc. is planning to delay the release date of the new iPhone 12 phone series.
Rumors and leaks for the upcoming Google Pixel 5 will certainly roll in the coming months. Google Pixel 5 will launch in the US, the UK, France, Germany, Taiwan, Japan, Ireland, Canada, and Australia.