Contrary to what was expected, despite its somewhat innovative design and specifications worthy of a mid-range smartphone, the Google Pixel 5 appears to be in high demand in Europe. With its arrival in stores scheduled for 5 days (October 15), several countries have started pre-selling the smartphone, which has now been suspended.
As reported by 9to5Google, Google’s online stores in the UK, Ireland, Germany and France have already put Pixel 5 as “sold out”. With no information on the number of units available so far, it seems safe to say that even Google ended up being surprised by the volume of demand for its new smartphone.
Google Pixel 5 is not the top of the range that everyone wanted, but it seems to be “enough”
While many continue to dub the Pixel 5 as Google’s new “flagship”, that is not technically correct. Since it arrives equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, it will have to be integrated in the mid-range segment. Even the remaining specifications of the smartphone left a little to be desired.
With a 6.0 “inch OLED screen, it will appear slightly smaller than its other rivals, but that may even please many users. Keeping up with the trends of 2020, it comes with support for HDR10 + content , 90Hz refresh rate and even always-on display.
In the photographic segment, Google again does not bet on major improvements / innovations with regard to the hardware implemented in the smartphone. The Google Pixel 5 arrives with a dual rear camera, consisting of a main sensor of 12.2MP and a secondary of 16MP with an ultrawide lens.
While these specs seem extremely modest when compared to their rivals, Google’s software is guaranteed to make everyone “jaw-dropping” again. However, I can’t help wondering what Google could achieve with a photographic module at the level of today’s top of the range.
When it comes to selfies, you’ll have to settle for an 8 megapixel camera.
Powered by a 4,080mAh battery with support for fast charging at 18W, it will definitely be able to offer acceptable autonomy. But it will probably be tricky to surprise. On the other hand, support for wireless charging was confirmed with great satisfaction.
Although it is not available in UK (again …), it will be possible to buy the Google Pixel 5 through other online stores that ship to UK. The price of the new “top of the range” by Google in Europe is around € 615.
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