One of the most anticipated Android devices every year is the latest and greatest that Google can offer. The upcoming Google Pixel 5 will look to regain the notoriety of the Pixel 3, after the latest Pixel 4 left many disappointed. New leaks have now revealed what the new Mountain View firm’s Google Pixel 5 will look like.
Because of various manufacturing delays due to the global pandemic, Google decided to (allegedly) pull the plug on their 2020 budget device, the Pixel 4a. It allowed them to focus on the flagship Pixel 5 so that it could still be launched in its regular launch window, in October.
The Google Pixel 5 doesn’t look vastly different than its predecessor. It has been a hallmark of the brand since launch, with Google rather fixating on the best possible software experience than eye-catching design. The bezels are still relatively thick, but luckily this time around there is no large chin like in the past. It finally brings the Pixel into the modern era.
Interestingly, Google has decided to retain the fingerprint scanner on the back of the device. While it will undoubtedly be the fastest one available, it is a peculiar choice in a world where other flagships have in-display fingerprint scanners or advance facial recognition. Hopefully this is a precursor for a comparatively affordable device.
Other rumours have suggested that the upcoming Google Pixel 5 won’t be a fully-fledged flagship this year around, in any case. It is rumoured to run on the Snapdragon 765 chipset from Qualcomm, a decidedly mid-range processor.
It will have a 5.8-inch OLED display, most likely of QHD resolution. It doesn’t have a notch this year, rather opting for the now standard hole-punch selfie camera cut-out.
The most important aspect of the Pixel 5 will be the camera setup, and unfortunately we don’t have any information about it yet. It still has two cameras, but hopefully the telephoto lens from last year is replaced by an ultra-wide camera, which offers a lot more utility.
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