Google has already announced an event for its upcoming Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G smartphones on September 30th, and it has even teased the phones themselves. But a new leak from WinFuture has revealed the best look yet at Google’s new flagship Pixel 5, along with nearly all of its specs.
As rumored, the Pixel 5 will reportedly feature a Snapdragon 765G processor, complete with Qualcomm’s integrated X52 modem for 5G support, although WinFuture says that it’ll only support sub-6GHz 5G. That’s surprising, given that Verizon (which has historically sold Google’s flagship smartphones) requires mmWave 5G support for its network, although it’s possible that — similar to other recent Android phones — there are plans for a unique Verizon-exclusive variant with the extra support.
The display is apparently a 6.0-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED panel in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio with a 90Hz refresh rate. It also has a hole-punch selfie camera to match the recently released 4A. Google appears to have shrunken down the “chin” on the bottom of the display, too, for a uniform bezel around the display.
Notably absent: the radar-based Motion Sense array for gesture controls that were touted as a major feature of last year’s Pixel 4, along with any sort of in-display fingerprint scanner. Google is apparently sticking with a standard, rear-mounted option, although WinFuture doesn’t have any pictures of the back of the device to share yet. Rounding out the specs are 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a 4,080mAh battery, IP68 waterproofing, and 18W USB-C fast charging.
Of course, given that it’s a Pixel phone, the biggest feature will likely be the cameras. Google is once again featuring two sensors: a 16-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 12.2-megapixel telephoto, although it’s expanding the field of view of both. The wide-angle now has a 107-degree FoV, while the main camera now shoots at 77 degrees. The front-facing camera is similarly an 8-megapixel sensor (the same as last year’s Pixel 4 lineup), but, as is usually the case with Google, if there are any big improvements, they’ll likely come in the software side of things, not the hardware.