Google finally unveiled the much-anticipated Pixel 5G family. As expected, both the Pixel 4a 5G and the Google Pixel 5 phone offer very similar specs and a confusingly similar design, but the approach is slightly different. The usual good dual cam is the same in both Google Pixel 5G Phones, but you have to choose between the headphone jack and wireless charging, there are also differences in the details of the display and housing.
The launch Livestream has recently been running on Youtube and the Bhphotovideo and BestBuy online stores already have listed both the new Google Pixel 5G Phones. The widely leaked Pixel Phones 2020 with 5G modem and Snapdragon 765G are – in some cases – available for pre-order now.
Google Pixel 5 price and availability
The Google Pixel 5 price has been set at $699.99 on both Bhphotovideo.com and BestBuy.com online stores. The device comes in Just Black or Sorta Sage colors. Google Pixel 5 release date: the expected delivery is given as October 16-21, so in line with expectations.
Unfortunately, the situation is different with the Pixel 4a 5G. The rumors and leaks about delays should prove to be true because for the Pixel 4a 5G you are currently only allowed to sign up on a waiting list on both Bhphotovideo.com and BestBuy.com online stores. Google does not yet indicate availability, which supports the assumption that it will probably take until November after all – the white version is not even advertised and has probably been canceled.
Aluminum housing and wireless charging?
All the Google Pixel 4a 5G and Google Pixel 5 specs have already been leaked in advance. Both Google Pixel 5G Phones get Google updates for three years and start with Android 11 right away, who needs the waterproof aluminum case, wireless charging and reverse wireless charging as well as a little more RAM, the 90 Hz display with the slightly thinner chin, and Gorilla Glass 6, reaches for the Pixel 5, everyone else is probably better served with the Pixel 4a 5G and keeps the headphone jack. The case of Pixel 5 is a bit of a mystery. According to Google, it is made of 100% recycled aluminum and has a cover glass made of Gorilla Glass 6, but is wireless charging-capable on the back. The chassis doesn’t look like an aluminum frame with a glass back – so we’re really looking forward to the teardown.
iPhone competition for videographers?
It is well known that Pixels have always been good photographers, but Google now also wants to appeal to cinematographers and, in addition to 4K at 60fps, also offers new stabilization modes for the cameras in Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, which include the typical slow-motion pans from the cinema should deliver and be named by Google Cinematic Pan. As in the past, the dual cam with the new ultra-wide-angle optics impresses with its usual good HDR recordings, and special light effects that can be used to brighten up portrait photos are also new here. Google calls the portrait light – probably reminiscent of Apple.