Remember the time where Google Phone aka Nexus series was not about flashy spec-sheet and more on pure Android experience? Well, that time has come back with the new Google Pixel 5.

The new Google Pixel 5 is not flashy aesthetically either. It is just a minimally sleek looking device – a look some may find familiar as you may have seen it on the Google Pixel 4a.

Google Pixel 5 Android Smartphone

For the 5, it gets a large 6-inch FHD+ (2,340 x 1,080 pixels) Flexible OLED hold-punch (fancily called ‘transmissive hole’), featuring Smooth Display aka adaptive refresh rate (up to 90 Hz) and HDR support.

There’s no flagship processor for this Pixel 4 successor. Instead, it is powered by Qualcomm’s mid-range flagship chip, the Snapdragon 765G with 64-bit octacore processor and Adreno 620 GPU.

No fancy choices here for the storage too. It is offered with 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128 GB. So, no need to tear your hair over which one to pick because, there’s just one RAM/ROM. All you need to decide is whether it want to unlock, or buy it unlocked or with carrier, and decide between two colors: Just Black and Sorta Sage.

The so-called Transmissive Hole is home to an 8 MP 1.12 μm pixel width selfie camera while the square bump houses two cameras: a 12.2 MP dual-pixel 1.4 μm pixel width main camera and a 16 MP 1.0 μm pixel width ultra wide camera.

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The main snapper has AF (obviously) with dual pixel phase detection as well as OIS and EIS, and supports up to 4K videoing (@30 fps).

Battery is, not surprisingly, a fairly modest 4,000 mAh item that supports wired 18W fast charging and there’s wireless charging, along with reverse wireless charging function.

Other things to note with this device include single Nano SIM + eSIM support, stereo speakers, triple mic setup, noise suppression, IP68 rating, NO 3.5 mm audio headphone jack, USB-C 3.1 Gen 1, dual-band Wi-Fi, and a physical rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, fancily called Pixel Imprint.

Google Pixel 5 will be available in eight countries starting October 15, and in the U.S. and Canada starting October 29. You can secure a unit by pre-ordering it as we speak. The price is US$699.

Images: Google.

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