A new Google Pixel 5 leak confirms it’ll have upper mid-range specs with a premium build
Soon after Google officially teased the Pixel 5, a couple of major leaks revealed the device’s design and most of its specs. Now, thanks to WinFuture, we have a more complete picture of what to expect, with new renders and more specs spoiling Google’s planned September 30th unveiling.
According to WinFuture, the Pixel 5 will feature a 6.0-inch flexible OLED display at 2340×1080 resolution (19.5:9 aspect ratio, 432PPI) and up to 90Hz refresh rate. The use of flexible OLED doesn’t mean the display is foldable but rather means that Google is able to trim down the bezels around each edge. The report also confirms the device will come equipped with Gorilla Glass 6, a one-generation leap over the Pixel 4’s Gorilla Glass 5 protective layer.
In addition to glass, WinFuture says the device is made of 100% recycled aluminum. It will weigh about 151g, which is considerably lighter than some of the hefty flagship smartphones released this year.
A previous report claimed the Pixel 5 would feature a dual-camera setup including a dedicated wide-angle camera. WinFuture corroborates that, saying the new Pixel will feature a 12.2MP main camera with dual pixel autofocus, 1.4μm pixel size, and f/1.7 aperture, and a second 16MP wide-angle camera that offers 107-degree FOV and f/2.2 aperture at 1.0 μm pixel size. The front-facing camera, meanwhile, is still 8MP, but the FOV is being reduced from 90 to 83 degrees. Interestingly, the Pixel 5 may be Google’s first Pixel phone with 4K60 video recording support.
Alleged renders of the front of the Google Pixel 5. Source: WinFuture
As for the design, WinFuture’s renders match up closely to what we’ve seen before, including the rear fingerprint scanner and single hole-punch cutout. When the Pixel 5 launches, it’ll allegedly feature IP68 water and dust resistance and a 4,080mAh battery that supports 18W wired charging, wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging. 18W wired charging is fairly slow compared to what we see from other flagship devices, but Google doesn’t use any proprietary charging standards that can reduce the longevity of the battery. Fortunately, the battery itself is a major upgrade, as last year’s Pixel 4 only had a 2800mAh cell while the Pixel 4 XL had a 3700mAh one.
WinFuture also confirms Google’s upcoming handset will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. The report mentions the Pixel 5 will only support sub-6GHz 5G frequencies, but that detail could be just what’s supported for Europeans. It’s likely at least one model meant for the U.S. will support mmWave 5G. Regardless of region, the Pixel 5 should have dual SIM, dual standby support with its single nanoSIM card slot and integrated eSIM.
Not mentioned in this leak are any new software features. Although we know Google will preinstall Android 11 on the Pixel 5, we don’t know much about the new features it’ll have. There are a few Pixel features we’ve been tracking for a while now, including the “Columbus” double tap gestures on the rear and a new feature in Google Assistant to take over a phone call while you’re on hold, but there haven’t been any leaks suggesting these features will debut on the Pixel 5 in particular.
If other rumors are to be believed, the Pixel 5 should retail for €629 in Europe when it becomes available, presumably in early October. It is expected to be available in black and green colors. Google has an event planned for September 30, where the company is also expected to unveil the Pixel 4a 5G, a new Nest speaker, and a Chromecast with Google TV. There was also a recent rumor that claimed Google may introduce a more affordable Nest router, so we’ll be on the lookout for that as well.