The Google Pixel 5

Google Pixel 5


There has been a lot of excitement about the release of the Google Pixel 5 and while there’s a lot of rumours, there have been a few leaks which have confirmed specifications which are helping people piece together what sort of phone this will be. 


Firstly, this phone will have the ‘Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G’ chipset, and since this is believed to be a ‘mid-range’ chip, there’s a slight division in those who are excited for this release and those who are worried the Google Pixel 5 will not perform as well as if it had a flagship chip. The phone appeared on a comparison list on the AI-Benchmark website in which it suggests this phone will have a mid-range performance.   


Additionally, it has been released that the Google Pixel 5 will have 8GB of RAM, which is an improvement from the 6GB that the Google Pixel 4 had. A result of this is that it’s expected that this phone will have quicker processing speeds than its predecessors which is a large benefit for many users. 


Furthermore, this model will only release in one screen size, and this is a 6.7 inch display. This is larger than all previously released models. 

Release Date

While the release date for this product is currently unconfirmed, a leak has lead to an expectation that the Google Pixel 5 will be available for pre-order from the 8th of October 2020.


Once again, there’s currently no official price but there’s a lot of hope that it will follow the previous downward trend. For example, the Google Pixel 3 had a cost of £739, and the Google Pixel 4 had a cost of £629 which shows a large decrease, so there’s many ideas flying around that people believe the Google Pixel 5 will cost less than this. 


Within the tech community, rumours are very important for upcoming releases as they help people decide whether or not the new product is worth spending their money. The Google Pixel 5 is no exception as there are plenty of rumours surrounding this new device. 


The first is that this model is likely to lose the ‘face unlock’ feature that can be seen on the Google Pixel 4 and the Google Pixel 4XL. The main reason for this is that it’s also believed that the new Google Pixel 5 will have an edge-to-edge screen design, meaning there’s no room for the top bezel where the sensors needed for face unlock would have been. 


Next, it is believed that there will only be one model released at the time, meaning that there will be no ‘XL’ version of the Google Pixel 5. This means that anyone considering purchasing this new release will not have to worry about comparing specs for two separate models. 


Finally, there have been rumours that this device will have a wide-angle camera. If this potential spec turns out to be true then this could be lead to a large amount of divided opinions, especially from those who use their mobile largely for photography purposes.