/Google announces the Pixel 5 for $699

Google announces the Pixel 5 for $699

It’s official, we have a 2020 Pixel and it’s going to sell for $699.

Pixel 5 Specifications

Display 6-inch OLED
2,340 x 1,080 resolution
90Hz refresh rate
19.5:9 aspect ratio
>1,000,000:1 contrast ratio
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
2x Cortex-A76
6x Cortex-A55
Titan M Security Module
GPU Adreno 620
Storage 128GB
No microSD slot
Cameras Rear
Main: 12.2MP, f/1.7 aperture, 1.4µm pixels, optical + electronic image stabilization
Secondary: 16MP, f/2.2 aperture, 1 micron pixel, ultra-wide (107-degree FoV)
4K at 60fps/30fps

8MP sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 1.12µm pixels, fixed focus, 83-degree FoV
Headphone jack No
Battery 4,080mAh
18W charging
12W wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging
IP rating IP68
Sensors Proximity / ambient light sensor
Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor
Spectral and flicker sensor
Software Android 11
Dimensions and weight 144.7 x 70.4 x 8mm
Colors Just Black, Sorta Sage

This year’s upgrade cycle is disappointing to spec peepers as Google installed middling spec processor, a bit faster that the Poco X3‘s processor but nothing that’ll win benchmarks.  On the flip side, Google bumps the base specs from 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage to 8GB RAM and 128GB respectively — no option for something bigger.

Camera wise we see a dual camera setup that may disappoint those that prefer zoom to an ultrawide.

Another welcome spec bump is the battery, which is now at 4,080mAh, way bigger than the Pixel 4’s 2800mAh.  

Oh and you also get a fingerprint scanner back instead of face unlock.

Is the Snapdragon 765G fast enough? 

Well sorta

It should be enough for daily tasks and most games but for anything more demanding, it’s slower.

More color options

The Pixel 5 will be available for $699 and can now be pre-ordered from the Google Store with shipments starting in October.