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Google sets a date for the Pixel 5 and 4a 5G launch

The Pixel 5, according to a new leak. (Source: Twitter)
The Pixel 5, according to a new leak. (Source: Twitter)
The Pixel 5 - not to mention the 5G variant of the 4a - have been anticipated for quite some time. Now, Google has finally confirmed a date for the launch of these new smartphones. This event will also see the debut of the latest Nest speaker and Chromecast device.

Google's Pixel 4 successor has been discussed extensively in the press for some time now. It is possible that this 5, while being the new flagship of its line, will be powered by a Snapdragon 765G SoC rather than a top-end processor. Nevertheless, it is also thought to offer a bigger battery, a QHD+ display and much less chin compared to some devices from its series.

Now, it also has a launch date. Google has informed press representatives that the "new Pixels" will be unveiled on September 30, 2020 at 11:00 PST (20:00 CET). The other new phone is almost certainly the Pixel 4a (5G) that was confirmed earlier. Their debut will, of course, be virtual: Google invites viewers to take front seats for it on their own couches.

The Mountain View giant has also mentioned a "new Chromecast", as well as a new Nest smart speaker. These are reportedly devices code-named prince and sabrina at present. The former has been depicted as something like a Google Home Mini in looks, whereas the latter may in fact be more of an Android TV dongle with cast functionality.

The Google launch invite. (Source: Twitter)
The Google launch invite. (Source: Twitter)


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-09-15 (Update: 2020-09-15)