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Pixel 5 (Left) and Pixel 4a 5G (Right)
Pixel 5 (Left) and Pixel 4a 5G (Right)

Google has finally announced the highly-anticipated new Pixel devices. Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a will be among the first to showcase Android 11 and signifies the brand’s entry into the 5G space.

Pixel 5

Pixel 5 - 01Pixel 5 has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance and uses a 6-inch 1080p+ OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 765G SoC along with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

For optics, there’s a 12.2MP main camera paired with a 16MP ultra-wide unit. You get OIS and 4K 60fps video recording. As with past Pixel devices, Google is betting on its prowess in computational photography rather than the actual number of cameras. Upfront, you get an 8MP snapper.

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Pixel 5 houses a 4,080mAh battery with 18W fast-charging and features wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging. It comes in two colors – Just Black and Sorta Sage.

Pixel 4a 5G

Pixel 4a - 01Pixel 4a 5G, on the other hand, has a 6.2-inch 1080p+ OLED display with a standard 60Hz refresh rate and also runs on the same SoC as the Pixel 5, but only packs 6GB of RAM. You still get 128GB of storage.

The device uses the same camera setup as the Pixel 5 both for the front and rear and has a 3,885mAh battery with 18W fast-charging over USB Power Delivery. If a headphone jack is important to you, there’s one here.

Pixel 5 and 4a 5G are priced at $700 and $500 respectively.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.