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30 September 2020 22:30

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Google has revealed new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G phone range

The Google Pixel 5 is official, and we've learned all about the newest flagship phone from the maker of Android at the company's Launch Night In livestream event. Google revealed the new Pixel 5 alongside the Google Pixel 4a 5G, Google Nest Audio and Chromecast with Google TV. Below we'll run you through all the key details we know about the Google Pixel 5 so far, including how much it'll cost, what it looks like, and what specs you can expect for your money. The phone comes with a 6-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340, which is 432 pixels per inch. The phone also comes with stereo speakers as well, but there's no 3.5mm audio jack included in the box.

That has allowed Google to trim the bezel at the top of the phone, but it does also mean the company has dropped its Soli gesture technology as well so you won't get that on the Pixel 5. It's worth noting that the new Google Pixel 4a 5G seems to sport exactly the same camera setup though, so if you don't want to spend as much as this phone costs you could always opt for that. Instead, the company has opted for a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, which won't be as powerful as the chipsets you find in phones like the OnePlus 8 Pro or Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. There's no microSD support, and Google has yet to announce any other storage variants for the Pixel 5 so you'll be limited to just 128GB. There's a 4,080mAh battery inside the phone, and the company has included wireless charging as well.

There's also a reverse-charging feature called Battery Share, so you can use your Pixel 5 to charge supported devices. The Google Pixel 5 comes running Android 11 out of the box, which is the company's latest version of its operating system. Google has announced four new additions to its own-brand hardware line including two new Pixel smartphones, a new Chromecast and Nest Audio smart speaker. Announced during a live-streamed event, the new Pixel 5 replaces the Pixel 4 with a cheaper, simplified design, ditching its face recognition system for the older fingerprint scanner mounted in the back of the device. The new phone has a 6in 90Hz OLED screen with a selfie camera poking through a hole in the top left and a dual-camera setup with wide and ultra-wide lenses on the back, but no optical telephoto zoom camera.

Differing from top-spec rivals, the Pixel 5 has Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G mid-range processor, rather than the Snapdragon 865 used in the latest Samsung and OnePlus phones. The Pixel 4a 5G offers most of the features of the Pixel 5 with a larger screen and cheaper price. It features a bigger 6.2in screen, larger battery, the same two cameras on the back and the same Snapdragon 765G chip as the Pixel 5, but has the same plastic body and design as its smaller, cheaper sibling. The new Chromecast with Google TV adds a remote and full Android TV to Google's popular streaming dongle. Google also launched a new version of its Chromecast media-streaming stick that is a bit different to its popular predecessors.

It still works as a Chromecast receiver, meaning you can cast photos, audio and video from your phone, but it also has a new smart TV experience called Google TV. The new £59.99 Chromecast with Google TV is a slightly fatter HDMI dongle that's made of 49% recycled plastic and plugs into your TV, but now comes with a remote and a full smart TV interface that is a modernised version of that seen on various Android TVs, including Sony's TVs and Nvidia's Shield streaming box. The new Nest Audio replaces the original Google Home with a fabric-covered smart speaker. The new Google Assistant speaker looks more like a smaller version of Google's big Home Max, with a full fabric-covered body, hidden LEDs on the front and a touch-sensitive top for volume and playback control. The Nest Audio costs £89.99 in the UK or $99.99 in the US, is made of 70% recycled plastic, comes in white or charcoal and ships on 15 October.

Google has just announced its latest range of Pixel phones – the Pixel 4a with 5G and the Pixel 5. The tech giant revealed the new Google Pixel phones during a special live stream called Launch Night in. Alongside the phones, we got an extended look at a brand new Google Nest audio device and Google Chromecast TV features coming soon. According to Google the new Pixel phones will launch with the "biggest battery ever", lasting up to 48 hours with the help of a new feature called Extreme Power Saver. Both the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a will come with the same camera, which offers a wide variety of features for any budding photographer. Pre-orders for the Pixel 5 are open now, September 30 and the phone will be released on October 15. The Pixel 4a with 5G is just a newer version of the existing 4a, but it comes with 5G compatibility and the same camera as the newly-announced 5. Pre-orders for the Pixel 4a are open now and the phone will be released on November 19. Also announced during the show is the Google Nest Audio, which will be on sale October 15 for £89 and a Chromecast with Google TV for £59. Google has officially taken the wraps off of the $699 Pixel 5, its latest Android flagship. Compared to last year's Pixel 4, Google is focusing less on dramatic new technology — like the much-hyped Motion Sense gestures on last year's model — and emphasizing instead the unique features that already help set the Pixel apart, like its stand-out camera software. The Pixel 5 will feature a Snapdragon 765G processor — notably not the top-tier Snapdragon 865 or 865 Plus — complete with Qualcomm's integrated X52 modem for 5G support (a benefit of the slightly less powerful chipset.) It's a break from the usual Pixel strategy, which has sought to offer comparable flagship specs to other top Android devices from companies like Samsung or OnePlus — but it also means Google can offer the new phone at a lower price. Google is calling out a few things that separate the Pixel 5 from the newly announced Pixel 4A, including IPX8 water resistance, reverse wireless charging, more RAM, and a stronger Corning Gorilla Glass 6 panel. The display is a 6-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED panel in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio with a 90Hz refresh rate, which features a hole-punch selfie camera. As expected, the latest Pixel is a bit of a different device than in previous years. Instead of going for the absolute best specs possible, Google is offering a slightly more modest set of specs and a lower price point: the Pixel 5 will start at $699, a $100 cut from the $799 the Pixel 4 started at. The Pixel 5 will be available first in eight countries on October 15th, then on October 29th in the US through Verizon, Google Fi, and unlocked from Google's online store for $699. (Pocket-lint) - Google announced the Pixel 5 during its "Launch Night In" on 30 September, alongside the Pixel 4a 5G and several other devices. The Google Pixel 5 features a brushed aluminium body and comes in Just Black and Sort Sage colour options. Both have a square camera housing in the top left corner of the rear and they both feature a glass body. The Google Pixel 5 comes with a 6-inch OLED display that offers a Full HD+ resolution at 2340 x 1080 pixels for a pixel density of 432ppi. It sticks with the 90Hz refresh rate we saw on the Pixel 4 and 4 XL and it is also supports HDR and offers an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The Google Pixel 5 runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset, which features integrated 5G. The Google Pixel 4 and the 4 XL both run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, which was the flagship processor from Qualcomm at the time of their launch. There's 6GB of RAM under the hoods of both the Pixel 4 and 4 XL and both come in storage options of 64GB and 128GB. The Google Pixel 5 comes with a dual rear camera comprised of a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture and a 12.2-megapixel lens with a f/1.7 aperture. The Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL both have a dual rear camera made up of a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 aperture and a 12.2-megapixel sensor with a f/1.7 aperture. Additionally, while it doesn't run on Qualcomm's flagship processor, it is still a powerful device, offers a drop in price, an increase in RAM and an increase in battery capacity.