At $699, Google’s new flagship Pixel 5 smartphone features a 6″ OLED (2340 x 1080) display with a 90Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 765G SoC, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, dual rear camera setup (12MP main / 16MP wide-angle lens), a front-facing 8MP front camera, and a 4080mAh battery with 18W quick charging over USB-C. Plus, there’s also reverse wireless charging, which means you can charge other devices (AirPods, Pixel Buds, etc.) by simply placing it on the back of the smartphone. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on, and additional information.
If you have a Pixel 4 and expected Pixel 5 to have Google’s Project Soli air-gesture system, you’ll be disappointed, as that feature, along with the face unlock system, has been scrapped. On another note, it does ship with Android 11, three years of updates and monthly security updates like its predecessors. Google Assistant is now capable of waiting on hold while you call a business, that way you can go about your business when put on hold and it sends an alert when a human picks up.
- New, unlocked Android phone gives you the flexibility to change carriers and choose your own data plan; works with Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and other major carriers
- Capture great photos using your cell phone on the 12 MP dual pixel rear camera with features like Live HDR+, Night Sight, and Portrait Mode; share photos directly from the viewfinder of your Pixel camera to Google and popular third party apps
- The Adaptive Battery lasts up to 24 hours  as it learns your favorite apps and reduces power to the ones you rarely use
- HDR+ makes your photos look better by automatically adjusting for color and lighting; Night Sight lets you capture rich detail and color even in the dark; Portrait Mode helps you take beautiful portraits with a DSLR quality look
- Get things done with just your voice: Send texts, get directions and reminders, and multitask on the go on your mobile phone with help from Google
Now, with a preview of Hold for Me on Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 in the U.S., Google Assistant can wait on the line for you whenever you call a toll-free number and a business puts you on hold. Built on the smarts of Duplex and Call Screen, this new feature lets you go back to enjoying the things that matter to you, and Google Assistant will notify you once someone is on the line and ready to talk. And Hold for Me works on your device, so the entire call is private to you. Goodbye endless hold music, hello more free time,” said the company in a press release.