The Google Pixel 5 Pro is purported to be in development
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The Pixel 5 Pro posted on /LEAKS last week may well have been a fake of some sort, but apparently Google has such a device in development. We voiced our doubts about the supposed Pixel 5 Pro pictures here, not least because of the inconsistencies of its purported specifications. However, Ross Young of DSCC has weighed in on the likelihood of there being another flagship Pixel smartphone in the near future.
Replying to a tweet by Max Weinbach, Young asserts that suppliers have been developing such a device. Weinbach does not believe that a Pixel 5 Pro exists, but panel suppliers have apparently informed Young otherwise. Google has already admitted that it plans to release 'exciting hardware' next year, although companies do often make vague claims like this.
Sadly, Young insists that Google has put the Pixel 5 Pro on hold. Young has not explained any further, but the device is real. It is unclear at what stage of development said device is at too, although we would be surprised if Google used the Snapdragon 865 considering that Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 888.
Do not rule out the Pixel 5 because of its Snapdragon 765G chipset, though. As our review of the device has shown, the Pixel 5 is a powerful handset with great cameras and an excellent display. Google has improved battery life from the Pixel 4 series too, arguably making it an upgrade from the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.