A new leak has shown the Pixel 5 will be the first next-gen Pixel handset not to feature the same high-end specs as other flagship Androids. It will feature a mid-range chip that will barely match the Pixel 4’s processor. The device will also feature an improved all-screen design. The Soli radar and 3D face unlock will be replaced with a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. The selection of the Snapdragon 765 processor is Pixel 5’s significant compromise. Point to be noted that the Snapdragon 865 platform versions inside the high-end Androids this year are more expensive. The Snapdragon 765 is more affordable and Google needs to make the Pixel 5 more affordable than its biggest rivals.
A new leak tells us exactly how much the Pixel 5 costs, starting at €629 in Europe, or around $649 in the United States. The Pixel 5 will launch in green and black versions in Germany, priced at €629. The Pixel 4a 5G will come in black and white and cost €499. The EU price always has VAT in it, so converting it to US dollars would not give us the actual price of the phone. But a leaker Nils Ahrensmeier says the phone will cost $649 in the US. It is noteworthy that a survey suggested a few months ago that the Pixel 5 could be priced at $699, which would match the iPhone 11 price in the United States.
The Pixel 5 is certainly more affordable than Android phones that run on the Snapdragon 865 and 865+ platforms. It’s cheaper than the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 phones, even less expensive than the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. The major features that might help Google sell the phone are the camera tech and the fast access to the latest Android updates. Some reports have suggested Pixel 5 will have no chance of fighting the iPhone 12 series. The cheapest iPhone 12 might cost $649 and it is more affordable and faster than the Pixel 5. So, the iPhone 12 will certainly be a much better choice for buyers looking to keep their handsets for three to four years. A leak has suggested the Pixel 5 will be available in stores at some point in October.