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Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G with Snapdragon 765G and 12MP dual cameras launched: price, specifications

On: September 30, 2020

In August, Google announced the mid-range Pixel 4a. The Snapdragon 730-powered phone only packed support for 4G connectivity. Today, the search engine took the covers off the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 as its first smartphones with 5G support.

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Unlike the Pixel 4 series phones that were announced in October 2019 with flagship specs, the Pixel 5 features mid-range specifications bringing it almost on par with the Pixel 4a 5G. The new Pixel phones are fitted with 12-megapixel dual cameras, Snapdragon 765G processors and punch-hole displays.

Google Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 specifications and features

Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G-

The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G are the first 5G-enabled phones from Google

The Google Pixel 5 is an IP68-rated device that features a metallic chassis. It has a 6-inch OLED display with a punch-hole cutout. The display features full HD+ resolution and HDR support. It sports a 90Hz refresh rate and comes with Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The Google Pixel 4a 5G is a polycarbonate-clad phone and it houses a 6.2-inch OLED display with a punch-hole cutout, full HD+ resolution, HDR support, 60Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

The Snapdragon 765G mobile platform is present under the hood of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. The Pixel 4a 5G has 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and a 3,800mAh battery, whereas the Pixel 5 has 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM and a 4,000mAh battery. Both phones come with an internal storage of 128GB (UFS 2.1) and they carry support for 18W fast charging. The Pixel 5 also has support for wireless charging and reverse charging, which are unavailable on the Pixel 4a 5G.

The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G have identical cameras on their front and rear panels. They are equipped with 8-megapixel selfie snappers. At the rear, both phones are fitted with a square-shaped camera module that houses a Sony IMX355 12.2-megapixel primary camera with f/1.7 aperture and OIS, and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera with a 107-degree field of view.

The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G run Android 11 out-of-the-box with a minimum three years of OS and security updates. These phones are equipped with other features such as eSIM, nano-SIM, Titan M security, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, stereo speakers, and a rear-mouted fingerprint scanner. The Pixel 4a 5G features a 3.5mm headphone jack, but this is missing on the Pixel 5.

Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G pricing and availability

The Google Pixel 5 is priced at $699 (~Rs 51,400) and it comes in Sorta Sage and Just Black colours. On the other hand, the Pixel 4a 5G is priced at $499 (~Rs 36,700) and it comes in Clearly White and Just Black colours. Both phones will be available in the US, but not in India.

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Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.