Leaked Google Pixel 5 details confirm Snapdragon 765G, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage and the design of upcoming €629 smartphone
Google may be eight days from unveiling the Pixel 5, but Roland Quandt and Max Weinbach have revealed a near-complete spec sheet of the device. As has previously been suggested by a German retailer, Quandt states that the Pixel 5 will launch for €629. While that price is considerably lower than the initial cost of the Pixel 4, Google has made some compromises with the Pixel 5.
Firstly, Google has equipped the Pixel 5 with a Snapdragon 765G, compared to the Snapdragon 855 that it included in the Pixel 4 series. According to our database, the Snapdragon 765G offers 81% of the performance of the Snapdragon 855, at least in synthetic benchmarks. However, Google will equip the Pixel 5 with 8 GB of RAM, 2 GB more than it included in the Pixel 4 series. A compromise, at least in a technical sense, is the biometric authentication that Google has gone with this year. Google made a lot of the face unlock technology and radar chip that it featured in the Pixel 4 series, but these have been eschewed for the 'Pixel Imprint' capacitive fingerprint scanner mounted on the back of the Pixel 5.
Google is persisting with the 12.2 MP and f/1.7 primary camera sensor, too. Additionally, the 8 MP Sony IMX355 returns as a front-facing camera. This sensor has an f/2.0 aperture, a 1.22 µm pixel width and fixed focus. However, Google has swapped the 16 MP telephoto camera found in the Pixel 4 series for a 16 MP ultra-wide. According to Quandt and Weinbach, this sensor has an f/2.2 aperture, a 107° field of view (FoV) and a pixel width of 1.0 μm.
Similarly, the 90 Hz refresh rate from the Pixel 4 will be present again. Quandt and Weinbach claim that the Pixel 5 will have a 6.0-inch display, 0.3-inches larger than the one in the Pixel 4 and 0.3-inches smaller than the 6.3-inch screen of the Pixel 4 XL. The flexible OLED screen will have a 2,340 x 1,080-pixel resolution too, which yields a pixel density of 432 PPI at an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. In short, the Pixel 5 will have an inferior display to the one in the Pixel 4 XL, but it is on par with the 1080p panel in the Pixel 4.
One of the main advantages that the Pixel 5 will have over the Pixel 4 series is its battery capacity. Apparently, Google will equip the device with a 4,080 mAh battery, a capacity that is 380 mAh larger than the battery in the Pixel 4 XL and 1,280 mAh more than the 2,800 mAh battery in the Pixel 4. The Pixel 5 will also support 18 W fast wired charging, Qi wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.
It is worth noting that the Pixel 5 will be smaller than the Pixel 4. The removal of the large top bezel will allow Google's new smartphone to measure 144.6 x 70.4 x 8 mm, dimensions that are only slightly larger than those of the Pixel 4a. Finally, Google will only sell the Pixel 5 with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.