Google launches Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5

Google has finally brought 5G to Pixel, with the launch of not one but two new next-gen phones.

  • The company also launched a new Nest speaker and Chromecast with Google TV.

New Features

The following is from Google’s blog:

Ask any Pixel owner and they’ll tell you: Pixels take great photos. Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 are no exception. These phones bring Pixel’s brilliant photography features to the next level.

  • Ultrawide lens for ultra awesome shots: With a new ultrawide lens alongside the standard rear camera, you’ll be able to capture the whole scene. And thanks to Google’s software magic, the latest Pixels still get our Super Res Zoom. So whether you’re zooming in or zooming out, you get sharp details and breathtaking images.
  • Better videos with Cinematic Pan: Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 come with CinematicPan, which gives your videos a professional look with ultrasmooth panning that’s inspired by the equipment Hollywood directors use.
  • Night Sight in Portrait Mode: Night Sight currently gives you the ability to capture amazing low-light photos—and even the Milky Way with astrophotography. Now, these phones bring the power of Night Sight into Portrait Mode to capture beautifully blurred backgrounds in Portraits even in extremely low light.
  • Portrait Light: Portrait Mode on the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 lets you capture beautiful portraits that focus on your subject as the background fades into an artful blur. If the lighting isn’t right, your Pixel can drop in extra light to illuminate your subjects.
  • New editor in Google Photos: Even after you’ve captured your portrait, Google Photos can help you add studio-quality light to your portraits of people with Portrait Light, in the new, more helpful Google Photos editor.

Google Pixel 5 with 5G

Starting at £599 and coming in a choice of Just Black or Sorta Sage, the Pixel 5 will be on sale October 15th from the Google Store, with pre-ordering open now.

Google Pixel 4a with 5G

The cheaper Pixel 4a actually comes with the bigger screen, but only a 60Hz refresh rate. There’s also a loss of wireless charging and water proofing, but at £100 cheaper (£499) and with the same camera setup and Snapdragon 765G chipset, it’s quite likely going to prove the more popular phone.

So much so that in addition to Google, it will also be sold at Carphone Warehouse, John Lewis, EE, Vodafone, Three, Amazon and Argos.

The Pixel 4a comes in Just Black and will be on sale November 19th, with pre-ordering open now.

Early adopters can bag a set of Bose Wireless Headphones worth £299.95 if ordering before the end of October 19th.

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