A render purportedly showing the Pixel 5. | Image: OnLeaks/PriceBaba
Google launched the Pixel 4A in August but told us we’d have to wait to see the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G. They’re due to arrive sometime this fall (probably in early October), but new renders purportedly showing the Pixel 5 give us some idea what to expect.
The renders come from regular leaker @OnLeaks and Indian tech site PriceBaba. There are no real surprises here, with the images showing a fingerprint sensor on the rear; square-shaped camera array containing what looks to be two cameras, a flash, and an unknown sensor; and a hole-punch front-facing camera in the top left of the display.
It’s hard to judge the render’s authenticity, but the sand-blasted texture on the case looks the same as the side-on peek of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G Google shared earlier this year.
There’s already some dispute about the Pixel 5’s screen, though. OnLeaks claims the Pixel 5 will have a screen size of between 5.7 and 5.8 inches, which would be the same, or perhaps smaller, than the 5.8-inch screen on the Pixel 4A. Meanwhile, Android Central says the Pixel 5 will be equipped with a 6-inch, 90Hz OLED panel, which makes a bit more sense — at 5.8 inches, the Pixel 5 will look a bit undersized compared to devices like Samsung’s S20 flagship with its 6.2-inch display.
A few other specs about the Pixel 5 have been rumored, but there’s nothing definite yet. Android Headlines suggested the device might have a rather meager 3,080mAh battery, while Android Central claims that rumor is “entirely false” and the battery will actually be larger than the Pixel 4.
At least the rumors seem to agree on one thing: it may be powered by a Snapdragon 765G processor, which supports 5G but is a step down from the Snapdragon 855 used in the Pixel 4. We’ve also heard 8GB of RAM a few times now, and Android Central claims you’ll also get 128GB of storage, 15W Qi wirelss charging, and 5W reverse wireless charging (for your Bluetooth earbuds, perhaps) as well.
If you’re looking for more purported renders of the 5G, including a 360-degree video, you can head over to Pricebaba’s post. Otherwise, we’ll be on the lookout for more leaks between now and (probably) October.
Update, 2:08PM PT: Added Android Central’s rumors about the screen, battery, storage, and wireless charging.