The telecom carrier is an internal document seen by Vodafone’s Techcheck (via GSMArena), in which the Pixel 5 is tipped to arrive in German stores on 25 September. This would suggest that the launch event may be imminent and that Google’s next flagship phone is the only one. A few weeks away.
Pixel 4a 5G is also likely to be released on the same day in the document. It is expected that the Pixel 5 will use the mid-range Qualcomm 5G-capable chip Snapdragon 765G, Google will have two 5G phones to make our best phone list.
There was no word on pricing from the leak, despite it being a retail-focused document. But in the previous leak, the Pixel 5 is priced at € 629, which is about $ 699. It is some $ 100 cheaper then the Pixel 4 was at the time of launch, which might not be what the Pixel 5 would have surprisingly given a mid-range chipset.
The document only mentions a black color option for both phones, which may suggest that Google is offering only one color for the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G to potentially streamline production. The coronovirus epidemic is believed to have disrupted Google’s roadmap for the Pixel 5. So we wouldn’t be surprised to see Google trimming color and storage options for the Pixel 5.
Google Pixel 5 Specs
Speaking of which, the Pixel 4 comes with 64GB of storage for its entry-level handset, given that Pixel phones are not photography-centric, the storage volume was quite low. So we expect Google to equip Pixel 5 with 128GB of storage space as standard. We are expecting a bump in RAM as well, possibly increasing from 6GB to 8GB.
Other rumored Pixel 5 specs include a 6.67-inch display and a battery upgrade from a 2,800 mAh pack to a 4,000 mAh battery. In the previous leak, the battery was estimated at 3,080 mAh.
The Pixel 4 came with a pair of rear cameras, both in standard and telephoto format. Given the smartphone’s tendency to stick more cameras on its back, we’re expecting the Pixel 5 to come with a trio of rear cameras, with the possibility of adding a wide-angle lens to the mix; Something that was strangely missing in Pixel 4.
If the Pixel 5 actually launches on September 25, it could come around the same time as the iPhone 12. This is a dangerous situation as Apple’s next smartphone in the leak has been offered significant upgrades on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro.
If the Pixel 5 costs $ 699, it will be priced the same as Apple’s entry-level iPhone 12, which is expected to have a much smaller 5.4-inch display. Pixel 5 will reduce the Samsung Galaxy S20, which costs around $ 999, but Samsung also has a cheaper Galaxy S20 Lite on the way.