The Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G are together approaching soon, at the end of this month. Regulatory filings point out that the fall launch of Google’s subsequent smartphones will continue as intended.
It was spotted that FCC regulatory was filings for both the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5. Phone manufacturers register their devices with the regulatory agency, also when those filings show up, it normally means a launch is now getting closer.
It’s well known that Google has the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G in the making. Once the Pixel 4a launched in August, Google made it known that both phones were in the works. It still confirmed that the Pixel 4a 5G will be available at $499, although it has yet to disclose a price for the Pixel 5.
At least one report expects the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G will emerge on September 30, and a French-language Google blog post tipped off October 8 as the commencement of the new smartphones pre-order date.
The Pixel 5 could be Google’s flagship phone, but it seems like it won’t have the flashier features of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra or the rumored iPhone 12, as Google wants to maintain a lid on price. Instead of a top-of-the-line Qualcomm system-on-chip, the Pixel 5 is likely to feature a Snapdragon 765G chip. That has less processing oomph but will arrive with a 5G modem. Google might as well ditch the Soli sensor launched with last year’s Pixel 4, marking an end to gesture-based Motion Sense controls.
As meant for the Pixel 4a 5G, assume it as the XL edition of Google’s budget phone, with 5G connectivity integrated. We’re looking at a bigger display and a Snapdragon 765G chipset, but the matching lone back camera that the Pixel 4a has.
Also, details note that the FCC filings consist of a further hint regarding the features planned for the Pixel 5. Those filings state WPT, which means wireless power transfer. This means Pixel 5 would be capable to offer reverse charging for further wireless devices, akin to the Wireless PowerShare attribute on the latest Samsung flagships.
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