Google Pixel 5 and 4a 5G

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  • A redditor has posted an apparent real-world image of the two upcoming Pixel phones.
  • The user also posted alleged Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 specs.

The Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G are expected to launch in September or October, and we’ve already seen a few leaks and teases emerge. Now, a redditor has posted a real-world look at the two devices, along with purported specifications.

The now-deleted image shows the Pixel 5 on the left and the larger Pixel 4a 5G on the right, revealing a brushed metal look on the former device as we saw with Google’s teased picture. We also see similar camera housings and rear fingerprint scanners on both phones. Fortunately, we were able to save a cached version of the picture — check it out below for a good look at the upcoming phones.

Google Pixel 5 and 4a 5G reddit

The redditor also posted a now-deleted screenshot purportedly taken on the Pixel 5, and it points to a 4,000mAh battery. In fact, the user revealed more than just battery details, as they briefly posted and then deleted alleged specs for both phones too. Fortunately, another redditor managed to capture these details. Check them out in the table below.

  Google Pixel 4a 5G rumored specs Google Pixel 5 rumored specs
Processor Snapdragon 765G Snapdragon 765G
RAM 6GB 8GB
Display 60Hz 90Hz
Battery 3,800mAh 4,000mAh
Cameras Rear cameras
Main: 12.2MP
Secondary: 0.5x ultra-wide

Front: 8MP

Rear cameras
Main: 12.2MP
Secondary: 0.5x ultra-wide

Front: 8MP

Biometrics Rear fingerprint scanner Rear fingerprint scanner
3.5mm port Yes No

It’s also claimed that both phones will be equipped with plastic backs. This wouldn’t be unheard of for Pixel devices, but the flagship range has stuck to glass backs for a few generations now.

It’s particularly interesting to see Google might drop the Pixel 4’s telephoto camera in favor of an ultra-wide snapper on both phones (said to be a 16MP shooter, according to XDA-Developers). This would be a weird move for a flagship phone in particular, as we’ve seen brands adopt both telephoto and ultra-wide shooters as part of a versatile triple rear camera setup.

The difference in battery size is also noteworthy, as you’d usually expect a bigger phone to offer a bigger battery. But the smaller Pixel 5 is said to pack a 4,000mAh battery compared to the Pixel 4a 5G’s 3,800mAh pack. Nevertheless, it looks like Google is finally listening to users who wanted longer endurance on their Pixel flagships.

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