Google Pixel 5 Event: Rumors and what to expect


The fall hardware season is in full swing, and tomorrow, Google will showcase some new products at its “Launch Night In” event. The company has already officially announced something we’ll see: Google will tell us more about the new Pixel smartphone (Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A5G), as well as a new Chromecast and a new Nest Smart speaker.

We already know a lot about each of those products, partly because of specific prior incident leaks, rumors and renderings – and partly because people have already Purchased some of these undeclared products from store shelves. (Contains Ledge; We bought a new Chromecast at Home Depot on Monday.)

We have collected everything we know in this post. And you can follow The ledge For real news when the event closes tomorrow at 2PM ET.

Google Pixel 5

WinFuture claims that it is the Pixel 5 in a new green color.
Image: Winfuture

Pixel 5 is Google’s next flagship

Pixel 5 is Google’s next flagship smartphone, and Google has already revealed some details: The phone is coming this fall, will support the 5G network, and the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan Will be available in Taiwan, and Australia, the company said in August.

For what the phone looks like, Google itself has revealed a side profile of the device (see picture at the top of this post). And Google Japan closed most of the front of Pixel 5 in a now-deleted tweet on 24 September. The tweet’s translation states that the phone is now available for preorder. (Statements: It was not.)

If you are familiar with Pixel 4, you can see that there is a distinct difference in the front of Pixel 5: Pixel 5 does not show big top bezels of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, which display its face unlock technology. . And motion detection radar. It seems that Google is instead returning to a fingerprint reader on the back of the phone, as shown by the renders Reliable leaker Ivan Blas, Which shows the phone in seafoam green and black:

From other leaks Winfuture Pixel 5 shows more angles and this can reveal the phone’s specs. The phone will reportedly have a midrange Snapdragon 765G processor, coupled with Qualcomm’s integrated X52 modem for 5G support, but the phone will apparently support a slow sub-6GHz 5G network and will not support the faster mmWr 5G. The Pixel 5 may also have a 6.0-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED screen, 19.5: 9 aspect ratio and 90Hz refresh rate, the last of which can make your phone feel comfortable in day-to-day use.

For cameras, the Pixel 5 is rumored to have two cameras, such as the Pixel 4, but there will be at least one major difference between the two phones: in addition to having a 12.2MP main camera, which has been serving Google for years, Instead of bringing on the Pixel 4 telephoto lens, the Pixel 5 may have a 16MP ultra wide camera.

Google held a stake in the field with the introduction of the Pixel 4, choosing a telephoto lens last year. Former googler Mark Levoy, who pioneered the development of computational photography technology in Pixel phones, even went on to say, “While wide-angle can be fun, we think telephoto is more important.” It seems that Google has set its mind It may have changed. It is also possible that Google will add additional software smarts to its camera, such as Night Sight and Astrophotography modes, which it added in earlier years.

Rounding specs feature an 8MP hole-punch selfie camera, 8GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, 4,080mAh battery, IP68 water resistance rating and 18W USB-C fast charging.

Picture: John Lewis

Pixel 4A 5G may share some specs with Pixel 5

Leaked specs for the Pixel 4A 5G indicate that it will have a 6.2-inch screen, making it the largest phone in the Pixel lineup, as the 4A has a 5.8-inch display and the 5 is rumored to have a 6-inch panel. . (The Pixel 4A 5G display will now sit between the discontinued Pixel 4 and 4 XL – the Pixel 4 had a 5.7-inch screen and the 4 XL had a 6.3-inch screen.) But the Pixel 4G 5G may have a share . The Pixel 5 has a 2340 x 1080 resolution, which means its pixel density will be slightly lower and the display may be slightly less snappy.

Google is also rumored to have Snapdragon 765G processors, 12.2MP and 16MP back cameras, and an 8MP front camera in the Pixel 4A 5G – specs similar to those rumored for the Pixel 5. But Pixel 4A 5G will reportedly have trade-offs. In some other areas, such as a slower 60Hz refresh rate screen, smaller 3,885mAh battery, 6GB RAM instead of 8GB, a Gorilla Glass 3 screen instead of a Gorilla Glass 6 screen and no IP rating for water or dust resistance is. The phone is rumored to have a 3.5mm headphone jack, however, like the Pixel 4A and 3A before it.

Google has already stated that the Pixel 4A 5G will cost $ 499, which is $ 349 to $ 150 of the Pixel 4A. It will be available in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Australia.

Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

A new Chromecast powered by “Google TV”

Rumors about a new Google-made TV dongle with the codename “Sabrina” have been going on for months, but in recent times, people (including) The verge Chris Welch) is able to purchase new, undeclared Chromecast off-store shelves for $ 50, revealing virtually everything about the device.

The new TV dongle is called Chromecast with Google TV, and it runs the new Google TV operating system (which seems to be a rebrand of Android TV) with its own remote control, unlike any previous Chromecast device. There are major changes to a dedicated operating system and remote for Chromecast, as previous models relied on casting content from phones or laptops to let users watch on their TVs.

Image: Winfuture

Reddit user u / fuzztub07, who was fortunate enough to buy the device from Walmart, has posted a video of the operating system in action. The video shows apps for video services such as Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime Video, an app for Spotify, and many games that Google says you can play from a gamepad or device remote. Google’s Stadia cloud gaming service is not supported according to u / fuzztub07, so it looks like you’ll still be able to run Stadia on TVs with existing Chromecast Ultra.

Previous leaks have revealed that Google TV’s remote-controlled Chromecast will feature Google Assistant, dedicated buttons for YouTube and Netflix, and a circular navigation device at the top. While that circular navigation device may look like a scroll wheel of some sort, it can clearly navigate in only four directions, according to U / Fazbutal 07.

The new Chromecast is also 4K / HDR compatible, supports multiple user accounts, will pair you with Bluetooth headphones, and doesn’t have an Ethernet port, which u / fuzztub07 says.

My colleague Chris Welch bought his Chromecast with Google TV from Home Depot for $ 49.99, and u / fuzztub07 said he bought his own for $ 49.98, so you get about $ 50 for the device when it’s officially available. Should expect to pay. And if the fact that people have already bought and tested retail units was not enough evidence that Chromecast would be imminent launch with Google TV. 9to5Google Told that a “Sabrina” device appeared in Home Depot’s internal systems with a September 30 release date, so we’ll wonder if it didn’t make it to Google’s program yesterday.

Picture: Google

A new Nest Smart Speaker: “Nest Audio”

We already know what the new Nest Smart Speaker looks like since Google shared a photo and a video of the device in July. The photo above shows a blue model, a pink in the background of a shot in the video below, and we’ve also seen a gray one in a regulatory filing.

Like the Chromecast with Google TV, this new Nest speaker is also spotted On store shelves, And the packaging suggests that it will be called Nest Audio, will support Google Assistant, and will come in dark gray / black. The device can support Red Control, according to a photo taken by a Reddit user who says they actually bought Nest Audio from Walmart. And now a pulled nest audio list Lowe’s website Turns out that the speaker can tune into a room with a “smart sound” feature, which we first saw in Google Home Max, and will cost $ 99.99.

Since we are already showing the device on physical and virtual store shelves, it seems that you will be able to purchase Nest Audio very soon.

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