Newest Google Pixel 5 leak reveals very small battery for 5G flagship
A bigger battery than previously, but still very small
Google equipped the first Pixel smartphone with a 2,770mAh battery but later reduced that to only 2,700mAh in the Pixel 2. The company was more generous with the 2,915mAh cell found inside the Pixel 3, although it again went backward with the Pixel 4 and its 2,800mAh battery.
Keeping with tradition, Google is now said to be preparing an increase for its next flagship smartphone. The information shared by Jason C and reported by Android Headlines, which should be taken with a pinch of salt, points towards a 3,080mAh battery inside the Google Pixel 5.
Conflicting reports about the display size
Although the latter seems unlikely at this stage, if it turns out to be true that could drastically impact battery life. Especially when combined with the other features Google has planned.
Specifically, the display on the Google Pixel 5 looks set to skip the usual Full-HD+ resolution in favor of QHD+, which means the device will have to power a lot more pixels. The Pixel flagship would then support either a 90Hz or 120Hz refresh rate depending on the impact on battery life.
The Snapdragon 765G will guarantee 5G connectivity
In regards to internal specs, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G will likely be present inside the flagship alongside 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. MicroSD card support isn’t likely, but pricier configurations should be available.
Like all other Pixel flagships, the Pixel 5 is going to ship with the next version of Android – Android 11 – pre-installed coupled a promise of 3 years of OS updates. Other features look set to include NFC and wireless charging, although a headphone jack isn’t on the cards.
Google Pixel 5 announcement, price, availability
Although the company hasn’t officially announced the unveiling date, an accidental blog post recently suggested the Pixel 5G lineup would debut on Thursday, October 8, with pre-orders starting later that day.
Shipments are likely to commence the following Friday, October 16. As for pricing, rumor has it that the Google Pixel 5 will retail at $699 in the US at launch, meaning it’ll be more expensive than the $599 LG Velvet 5G but cheaper than the 5G iPhone 12 series.
This story is part of:Google Pixel 5 leaks (21 updates)
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