A few weeks ago, Google finally launched the long-delayed Pixel 4a, making fun of the upcoming Pixel 5 and 4a 5G. We could only see very small fragments at the time, but now we have the first reliable loophole of the design. The new renderings seem to confirm previous leaks, pointing to this year's simpler (and possibly cheaper) flagship Pixel.
Although this is not an official rendering or a photo of a real phone, we have every reason to believe it is accurate. This leak comes from OnLeaks, which often uses leaked CAD files to recreate the phone before launching. In the past few years, OnLeaks has used a lot of equipment, so there is no reason to think this will be different. So, what can we get from this leak? Pixel 5 looks a lot like Pixel 4a.
The display screen extends from one end to the other like 4a, and there is an identical small punch-hole camera in the upper left corner. These are the thinnest bezels so far on flagship Pixel phones, but this may mean that we will lose Soli's “Motion Sense” module and the IR sensor for Face Match. On the other hand, many people will be happy to see the fingerprint sensor making a comeback this year-it's located on the back of the phone, right on the Pixel 4a. However, it seems that there is no headphone jack.
According to OnLeaks, the device size is 144.7 x 70.4 x 8.1 mm, and the camera module will increase by 0.4 mm. The size is almost identical to the Pixel 4a, so there may be a similar 5.8-inch screen in the graphics card. The camera module in the renderer has three sensors, the first for Google's Pixel line. We may be working on the wide format, telephoto, and ultra-wide format, all of which will be seamlessly integrated into Google’s camera application.
The previous leak pointed to the internal Snapdragon 765 ARM chip, not the expensive 865. This means that millimeter wave 5G may not be supported, but there should be a 6th generation 5G battery, which has a better battery life than 865. Storage and RAM are up in the air, but I hope Google won’t be as fast as it used to.
After being proud of Soli and Face Match on Pixel 4, Pixel 5 is preparing to become a technological lag of the Google Pixel team. By the way, this phone was discontinued after only 10 months. So maybe going back to basics is the right choice.