If you’re hoping against hope that Google will release Pixel 5 XL this fall with Pixel 5, consider your hopes dashed. And it is Google that delivered the latest setback.
Google has not officially announced anything about its Pixel 5 plans. Instead, it is giving its software updates to talk. And a camera app update includes the latest Android 11 beta list upcoming Pixel phones that will be able to run the updated software – the Pixel 5 XL is not on the list.
Credit 9to5Google for digging into Google Camera 7.5 to see what’s coming to Google’s Camera app. Pixel 5 is mentioned in the app, such as Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL, which confirm that all those models will ship this year. Along the same lines, the absence of the Pixel 5 XL suggests that it is the MIA.
Despite the occasional Pixel 5 XL rendering surfacing, it has been rumored for some time that Google is placing its big Pixel on the chopping block. Instead, the latest buzz suggests that it will be a 5G version of the Pixel 4a, which will later join the Pixel 5. (Of course, for the scenario to happen, we’ll have to see the Pixel 4A first, and this rumored launch is coming back.)
The Camera 7.5 update also includes hints of new features coming to Pixel phones, including Google’s upcoming releases. Seen in the update is a motion blur mode that will be included in other camera modes such as Night Sight and Portrait. Motion blur looks like it will be able to focus on a specific subject, even if it is moving – think about sports photos and other activities where the person you are photographing is still completely Do not stand.
The Camera 7.5 update seems to have an audio zoom feature that when you have turned on the zoom, this phone will be able to direct the microphone while shooting video at home. Other features discovered by 9to5Google include an adjustable camera flash and the ability to share videos more easily. That latter feature expands a capability that already exists with still images where you can tap a button form within the viewfinder to share your latest shot for various social media sites and services . The Camera 7.5 update lists 25 services that will enable instant video shares.
The Google Pixel 4a is slated to launch on August 3, meaning we should only be a few days away from the reveal of Google’s next big phone. Those waiting for Pixel 5 are likely to decline.