Google Pixel 5 and cheaper Pixel 4a 5G launched with new camera lens and slick Android features


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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.

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Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G

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