Google Pixel 5 Latest Updates: Launch Date, Features, Specs, and More

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Google Pixel 5 is now facing some major challenges, and the handset hasn’t even been launched (or announced). 

However, when the smartphone arrives, Google’s upcoming flagship device will face stepped-up competition at a category where the Pixel handsets have always stood out – photography. Here is what you need to know.

Google Pixel 5 Launch Date: What to Expect

Google has been somehow great when it comes to launching new flagships. Pixel 4 arrived at an event last year, before shipping nine days later. And that was a week later than the announcement and release of the Pixel 3 in 2018. So, it’s better if we expect a mid-October release date for Pixel 5. 

Google is now getting ready for a new release event, a more budget-friendly handset, the Pixel 4a, set to arrive on August 3. 

Google Pixel 5 Specs and Features

Google Pixel 5 is said to arrive with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G chipset paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The G version of the Snapdragon is optimized for gaming, with support for hardware and software tweaks aimed at mobile games. We should also expect faster graphics rendering. Coming to the software, Pixel 5 might come with the next version of Android, the Android 11 version. 

Android 11 will bring features such as new permission controls, messaging improvements, and under-the-hood improvements. The new Android version will also add a new Device Control menu for managing smart home devices, and a media player widger for easier control of music playback. 

There are rumors that claim Google might be pulling back from the Motion Sense features. Pixel 5 could drop the Soli sensor that enables Motion Sense. Such a thing could mean improved battery life and no bezel. 

As for camera features, Pixel 5 is rumored to arrive with fewer camera sensors. However, there will be a wide-angle camera, and the telephoto lens already found on Google’s smartphones. Other details about Pixel 5’s camera are still scarce.

Google Pixel 5 Price Tag 

According to a recent survey, Google might launch the new Pixel 5 series with a starting price of $699. If such a thing turns out to be accurate, that’s $300 less than a Galaxy S20. But the 5G connectivity support might increase the price tag a bit. More information should be available soon. 

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