Google Pixel 5 price “confirmed”
- The price of Pixel 4a (5G) is US$499. As we all know, the previous price of Pixel 5 was between US$649 and US$699.
It may only be a few days before Google launches the first 5G-enabled phones, and Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) will be released soon.
According to reports, the two phones will use Snapdragon 765G and 128GB of storage space and have the same dual-camera array, 12.2MP main sensor, and 16MP ultra-wide-angle unit, and the same 8MP front camera.
The price of Pixel 4a (5G) is US$499. As we all know, the previous price of Pixel 5 was between US$649 and US$699.
Laker Jon Prosser does not have a full track record and now claims that the retail price of this phone is $699.
Pixel 5 5G 128Gb $699
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) September 24, 2020
He is very confident about this news, which is consistent with the so-called Google investigation. For several reasons, this price tag may drop.
First of all, Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G) will not be much different. If you exclude the differences, such as the rumored 90Hz screen of the former, 8GB RAM instead of the latter’s 6GB, and the slightly larger battery supported for wireless charging, Gorilla Glass 6 and IP68 certification.
Are consumers willing to pay a $200 surcharge for these additional products? Let’s not forget that Pixel sales were reported to have been driven by Pixel 3a in 2019, not Pixel 4, even though the latter has all the features of high-end phones.
The pandemic ravaged the economy, which greatly affected the consumption habits of consumers. Other smartphone manufacturers have also adjusted accordingly.
For example, the newly exposed Samsung Galaxy S20 FE offers high-end specifications for $699. The iPhone SE 2020 with the same flagship chip as the iPhone 11 starts at $399.
Unfortunately, for Google, the situation seems to be getting worse. The upcoming iPhone 12 starts at US$699 or less, and the benchmark OnePlus 8T retails for 599 euros in Europe and US$650-700 in the United States.
The biggest attraction of Pixel phones is the camera. If the upgraded camera array is dedicated to Pixel 5, this may be beneficial to Pixel 5.
It is now expected to have the same camera specifications as Pixel 4a (5G), so the phone will not only face competition from non-Google devices, but also mid-range phones.