Google Pixel 5 is slated to hit the store shelves on Sept. 30, but several retailers in the U.K., as well as in continental Europe listed the phone on Tuesday ahead of its official unveiling, and today, the full specs leak of the impending handset has come from Germany.
If speculations doing the rounds online are anything to go by, the Google Pixel 5 will pack a powerful Snapdragon 765G chipset from Qualcomm, and not the flagship-grade Snapdragon 865 or 865+. In other words, it would deliver lower performance and lack support for mmWave 5G, meaning, only Sub-6 networks will work.
Furthermore, the phone will sport a 6-inch OLED display with a high screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels with HDR support and a refresh rate of 90Hz and will be covered with Gorilla Glass 6. There will be a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor rather than an under-display fingerprint reader, something Google has never done before.
The Pixel 5 will ship with 8GB of RAM, and the base model will offer 128GB of onboard storage. On the back, there are two cameras including a 12.2 MP f/1.7 main sensor that comes with dual pixel PDAF and 1.4um pixel size that has OIS and EIS. This offers a 77-degree field-of-view.
Aside from that, the phone houses an ultrawide cam with 16 MP sensor, 107-degree field of view, f/2.2 aperture, and 1.0um pixel size. Upfront, there’s an 8MP camera placed inside the hole-punch with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12um pixel size, and 83-degree field-of-view. The primary camera captures 4K video at 60fps, 1080p at 240fps, while videos captured via the front shooter will top out at 1080p30.
Furthermore, it is backed by a robust 4,080 mAh battery, and charges via an 18W brick. It also supports wireless charging and reverses wireless charging. The phone has 5G, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, three mics, spectral and flicker sensors, and stereo speakers. Although there’s only one SIM slot, dual-SIM functionality can be achieved via eSIM.
The Pixel 5 is IP68 water and dust resistance certified and housed in a sturdy frame made using 100 percent recycled aluminum. Moreover, the phone runs Android 11 and will come with wired headphones in the box in some countries.