Google Pixel 5 – FIRST LOOK
So just four months after Google unveiledtheir latest flagship phone the Pixel 4, we have the first look of their new flagshipphone, the Pixel 5 XL. The handset is due to be unveiled in Octoberthis year so we’re almost 8 months away from the launch event but Jon Prosser from FrontPage Tech, a good friend of mine got early access to the CAD renders of the handset andrevealed what it could look like.
He has extremely reliable sources so thiscould be the final design we’re looking at, or at least it could be one of the prototypes. But knowing Google, my guess is that thiscould very well be the final design. Google just suck at keeping secrets. Anyway, as you can see, the trend of a hugecamera layout is here to stay.
It was kinda started with Huawei, and thenGoogle, Apple, Samsung and now again Google’s back with another big camera layout whichis situated at the center and has three cameras this time instead of two we saw on the Pixel4 and also has an LED flash. There’s no information just yet about thecamera configuration but we can expect a normal, wide and telephoto cameras. Jon also talked about the front design.
He’s not like 100% sure but he’s saying thereis a forehead just like the Pixel 4 but the size is smaller than the last phone whichis totally okay as long as they are not going with a notch. In my opinion, a small forehead still looksbetter than any kind of interruption on the display, especially of this kind. That said, I know this might seem weird toa lot of you but I’m kinda digging this design.
Although the camera setup looks like a surprisepikachu face but once you go past through it, it starts looking better. I mean way better than the Pixel 4’s cameradesign or the iPhone 11 Pro’s design or even the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s camera design. I’m not saying it looks beautiful but outof all the huge camera bumps we’ve seen recently this one looks decent.
The fact that it’s in the middle and symmetricmakes it look better at least to me. And if Google goes with this design then I’llbe pretty happy with the design team this year. Google arguably sits at the top for makingthe worst looking phones, but thankfully it looks like that’s not going to be the casethis year.
A small forehead, no chin, and this camerasetup is a decent looking phone in my opinion. What do you think? Do you like the design or completely hateit? Let me know down in the comments. A lot of you might have known this alreadybut Mobile World Congress which is the world’s biggest mobile trade show has been canceledover the fears of a virus. I can’t name it here because YouTube’s goingdemonetize the video.
A lot of big companies were scheduled to bethere at the event to showcase their new products such as Nokia, LG, Sony, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi,Huawei and more but since a lot of Chinese people will also be there and their companiesdidn’t want to take the risk of getting their employees infected so they started pullingout from the event one by one.
GSMA which organizes the MWC is left withno choice but to cancel the event altogether. Now the companies that were originally scheduledto launch their products at MWC will do it in a separate event or will do it online. With that being for all the latest tech newsplease consider subscribing and as always I’ll see you tomorrow…Peace out!