Google unveiled a couple of new smartphones during its Launch Night In event. The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G models share several similar specifications and support 5G dual-band connectivity. These two models will be among the first phones to run Android 11.
The Google Pixel 5 smartphone is a more premium device. It also received a mid-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset instead of a flagship processor.
The camera has also changed. Instead of the second telephoto module, the new product uses an ultra-wide-angle module with a 16-megapixel sensor. The main 12.2-megapixel module is responsible for zooming in on the image, complemented by an optical image stabilization system and artificial intelligence algorithms of its own design. For the first time in the Pixel series, the camera supports 4K video recording at 60 fps.
Another difference from the previous generation lineup is the lack of an XL model. Its role is played by the more affordable Pixel 4A 5G model, which received a larger display, the same Snapdragon 765G processor with X52 modem, and the same camera as the Pixel 5. The differences lie in other characteristics. For example, the Pixel 4A 5G contains a smaller battery (3,800mAh vs. 4,000mAh) and does not support wireless or reverse wireless charging.
The younger version has one less microphone. The body is made of polycarbonate. At the same time, the Pixel 5 version is made of recycled aluminum and boasts IP68 protection and Corning Gorilla Glass 6. But the Pixel 4A 5G has a 3.5mm headphone jack. The devices also differ in the amount of installed RAM.
Finally, the difference lies in the price. The older and more compact Pixel 5 will go on sale for $699. The model with a larger display, Pixel 4A 5G, can be purchased for $499.