Google Pixel 5 and cheaper Pixel 4a 5G launched with new camera lens and slick Android features
Google has just unveiled the Pixel 5, its latest flagship phone, as well as the Pixel 4a 5G, which brings the latest Android features and top-spec camera (as well as, y’know, 5G) for under $500.
The new Google Pixel phones were unveiled at Google’s ‘Launch Night In’ event, alongside a new Nest-branded smart speaker that replaces the Google Home, and a new Chromecast with 4K and HDR.
Google Launch Night In: what’s been announced
• A new Chromecast with Google TV – a 4K HDR media streamer with Android TV built in, and the new Google TV interface, which is much smoother, bringing what you watch together from all your streaming apps. $49/£59, released October 15th.
• Google Nest Audio is Google’s new smart home speaker with Google Assistant. Replacing the Google Home, Google’s focus is on making the best-sounding speaker under $100, thanks to its separate woofer and tweeter. $99/£89, released October 15th.
• Google Pixel 4a 5G – this was already announced, but now we know it’s coming for $499/£499 on November 19th. Here’s what we thought of the regular Pixel 4a.
• Google Pixel 5 – Google’s new flagship adds water resistance, boosts to 8GB RAM, wireless charging in both directions, 5G. $699/£599, October 15th.
• New camera features on Pixel 4a and 5. New ultra-wide lens that’s also on the Pixel 4a 5G. Night Sight is now possible in Portrait mode. Portrait Light enables you to position a light in your photos after you’ve shot it!
• New Android features on Pixels – ‘Hold for me’ uses Google Assistant to listen to hold music for you, and alert you when someone answers; ‘Extreme Battery