Google’s Pixel 4a series of phones hasn’t even been launched yet, but we already appear to possess began to get information about the Google Pixel 5 phones. Fresh reports claim to reveal important information about the Pixel 5 devices, including the core hardware on the phones.
Google Pixel 5 has been tipped to launch at a more affordable than Pixel 4
A new report by XDA Developers and another one by AndroidPolice’s David Raddock have confirmed that the Pixel 5 won’t bring a flagship chipset. Instead, it’ll come packing a Snapdragon 765 chipset under the hood.
This is big news considering that Google within the past has stuck to equipping its flagship phones with only the foremost powerful flagship processors within the business. The move to the Snapdragon 765 would essentially turn the Pixel 5 into a mid-range flagship, and greatly alter the line-up’s identity.
Pixel 5: More affordable than the Pixel 4?
Another hint that the Pixel 5 may very well sport a mid-range chipset, rather than a flagship one, are the recent Google Opinion Rewards survey, which has hinted that the Pixel 5 may start to retail a $699 — $100 cheaper than then Pixel 4.
Although nothing to urge too excited about, the survey did ask users what would their choice be if a premium Google Pixel phone was to be made available at $699. While the worth may look too aggressive, it’s to be noted that the Pixel 5 without a strong top-end chipset may very well be quite achievable at this price point.
Another reason why the Pixel 5 could actually retail for this low price point is that it’s going to also miss out on the Motion Sense technology. The feature will reportedly be missing from the Google Pixel 5 series which should be launched later this year.
The Pixel 5 could also get the Snapdragon 765 chipset
The feature uses Project Soli radar chip which enables a gesture-based system on the phone. While gesture-based controls are available on other phones too, Googles is that the most sophisticated because it depends on a Soli radar chip hardware.
The removal of the chip would also add up because the presence of the Soli chip also ensured that Google couldn’t make the phone available during a lot of regions. this is often because the radar chip uses a particular frequency range, which is reserved for the military in many countries like India, Japan, and China.
Apart from this, the Pixel 5 series is claimed to return with a triple-camera setup on the rear and also includes a wide-angle sensor at the rear. For now, however, there’s little else known about the device. But more should be known within the coming weeks once the Pixel 4a finally becomes reality.