According to information leaked on Google’s blog, the Pixel 5 will be available for pre-order in October.
This week, Google finally unveiled its mid-range smartphone, the Pixel 4a. And now it’s the presentation of two other models, already confirmed by the firm, that Android fans are waiting for: the Pixel 5 as well as a 5G version of the Pixel 4a. In its announcement of the Pixel 4a, Google mentioned these two models, which will be available before the end of the year. However, their features are not announced, nor the release date.
However, this release date has already leaked on the blog of Google France. As reported by the website The Verge, the Google France blog seems to have accidentally indicated the start date of the pre-orders of the next models, in the announcement of the Pixel 4a. This post has already been modified, but this information is still available in a cache of the web page.
Google Pixel’s first 5G smartphones
These two smartphones are important to Google’s hardware ecosystem as they will be the Mountain View firm’s first two 5G models. It has already indicated that the Pixel 4a 5G will cost $450, compared to $300 for the 4G version which will be available from October 1.
Google could gradually reveal what’s new on these devices. But in the meantime, rumors about the Pixel 5 are already circulating on the web. For example, an unofficial source indicates that the Pixel 5 will have a 6.67-inch screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The higher the rate, the more fluid the animations. And currently, models like the Galaxy S20 Ultra or the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra already have a rate of 120 Hz.
Otherwise, other sources also indicate that Google could equip the Pixel 5 with a processor that is less efficient than that used by models such as Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Pro or The OnePlus 8 Pro. This would reduce costs and thus offer this model at a more competitive price, while compensating for any hardware gaps with AI and software optimizations.
But of course, pending the official information from Google, these rumors are still to be considered with caution.