Here is how Pixel 5 will be different from Pixel 4

    Google will launch Pixel 5 on September 30. The company will also showcase a new Chromecast and Nest device.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Sep 27 2020, 10:40 IST
    Google Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5.
    Google Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5. (Google)
    Google Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5.
    Google Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5. (Google)

    Pixel series has helped Google establish itself as a hardware player. The Pixel phones have brought the best of Google's software prowess complemented with the latest specifications. On September 30, Google will unveil the 5th iteration of the premium Pixel phone. As expected, the phone will come with a few changes and upgrades over the predecessor.

    Before we hold forth on Pixel 5, let us do a quick recap of the last year's flagship phone, Pixel 4. The Pixel 4 marked Google's efforts to improve on the specifications front as well as make the much-needed design changes. For instance, it did away with the ugly wobbly notch and used a punch-hole module on the screen.

    Pixel 4

    Google's Pixel 4 series featured two phones, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Google Pixel 4 came with a 5.7-inch full HD+ OLED display. The XL had a larger 6.3-inch Quad HD+ OLED display. The phones came with a 90Hz refresh rate. Both ran on Android 10 out-of-the-box and Snapdragon 865 SoC, the flagship chip of Qualcomm last year.

    The series featured two rear cameras including a telephoto lens and support for live HDR+. The Night Sight mode also received a few improvements and added an astrophotography mode.

    The setup featured 12.2-megapixel primary lens (f/1.7 aperture, 77-degree field of view) and 16-megapixel telephoto lens (f/2.4 aperture and 52-degree field of view). On the front, the phones had an 8-megapixel camera f/2.0 aperture and 90-degree field-of-view.

    One of the biggest highlights of Pixel 4 was the air gestures support. It means users could skip a song or snooze an alarm by just waving hands at the display. The feature has so far received a mixed reaction from users and experts.

    It is worth noting that Google chose not to launch Pixel 4 in India as it failed to receive a license for 60GHz mmWave frequency used to enable the air gestures support.

    Pixel 5

    From credible reports and recent leaks and rumours thus far, Google Pixel 5 will have the more or less same design as the predecessor. The camera and overall specifications are likely to receive an upgrade, though.

    For starters, Google Pixel 5 will come with 5G connectivity. It will retain the 90Hz display. In terms of design, it's likely to be sleeker with slimmer bezels on the sides.

    The company may also skip the marquee Soli radar chip that enabled air gestures support. The Pixel 5 smartphone will reportedly feature a 6-inch OLED display along with IP68 certification.

    Google will also break the tradition of using flagship Qualcomm chips on its premium phones. This time around it will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor that's coupled with X52 modem for 5G. The RAM size will be bumped up to 8GB.

    On the camera front, the Pixel 5 will offer a combination of 16MP+12MP camera setup at the back and an 8MP camera on the front. It is expected to be powered by a 4080mAh battery that is coupled with 18W USB Type-C fast charging technology.

    Google will most likely launch just a Pixel 5 this year with 5G and LTE versions.

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    First Published Date: 27 Sep, 10:40 IST
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