Google Pixel 5G Specifications, Feature, Price, Expected Launch Leak Indicate Mid-Range Market?

Right after the Google Pixel 4a leaked online just two days before its official launch, the Google Pixel 5G lineup has surfaced. The Google Pixel 5, with 5G connectivity, appears to follow the same pricing strategy that Google has clearly adopted for the Pixel 4 series of Android smartphones. This means capable mid-range processor, premium build quality combined with custom or Pixel-specific tweaks, and special features.

The Google Pixel 5, which will succeed the Google Pixel 4, and not Google Pixel 4a, has surfaced online. The device has appeared online in the form of an image. There are no specifics, but there are several visual cues that offer a lot of information regarding the hardware, camera, screen size and quality, and other important details that make the Google Pixel Android smartphone lineup an important one for buyers looking for pure Android OS experience combined with the fastest updates.

Google Pixel 4a And Pixel 5G Will Have 5G Variants With A Higher Price Tag Compared To 4G-Only Editions?

The Google Pixel 4a leaked with complete details yesterday. With the mobile device, Google has clearly adopted a very different design and pricing strategy. The search giant appears to be targeting the $399 Apple iPhone SE buyers, with the Google Pixel 4a. This is because the Pixel 4a comes with decent mid-range specifications and will reportedly retail at $349. The Google Pixel 4a 5G variant, on the other hand, will reportedly retail for $499. This is steep jump solely for the ability to work with 5G mobile networks.

Now, a new image has surfaced, which is allegedly supposed to be of Google Pixel 5 5G, and quite possibly also the Pixel 4a 5G variant. The image clearly states here are two Google Pixel smartphones coming with 5G connectivity. The images offer a side-view, and frankly, there’s not much to see besides the power or lock/unlock button, volume control, height, and camera bump on the backside.

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Experts indicate the Google Pixel 4a 5G variant could be the taller one in the photo, while the more premium Google Pixel 5 5G variant could be the smaller one on the left. This is because Google has been known to use colored power buttons to differentiate the attractively priced Pixel smartphones from the premium Pixel mobile devices. Additionally, according to previous leaks, Google plans to fit the flagship Pixel 5 with a compact 5.8-inch display with a 90Hz or 120Hz refresh rate.

The Google Pixel 4a 5G is reportedly sharing some of its components with the flagship Google Pixel 5. Both Google-made smartphones are believed to incorporate the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset. Additionally, Google might bump up the RAM and internal storage to justify the higher price tag of Pixel 4a 5G.

Google Not Going After The Flagship Smartphones And Placing Pixel Series In The Mid-Range Category?

The premium Android smartphones released in 2020 all carry a rather hefty price tag. Be it the latest Apple iPhone, the Samsung Galaxy 20 Series, or a few others, all have sported a $1000+ price tag. Google appears to have completely altered its strategy. Instead of making highly premium devices, the company appears to be making decently powered Android smartphones with better software and features.

The Google Pixel 4a 4G variant fits the description of capable mid-range Android smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC. The Pixel 5 4G variant might sport a similar price tag somewhere close to $400. The 5G variant of the Google Pixel 5 would surely carry a higher price tag. Essentially, buyers looking for a pure Android experience on a capable device can expect at least three Pixel phones this year, none of which are true flagships.

Alap Naik Desai
A B.Tech Plastics (UDCT) and a Windows enthusiast. Optimizing the OS, exploring software, searching and deploying solutions to strange and weird issues is Alap's main interest.