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During its online showcase, Google kicked off its new flagship Pixel 5 with a price tag of $699. Google decided to step aside from stuffing Pixel 5 with its innovative but medium-rare MotionSense technology and instead have concentrated on features like stand-out camera software. 

Some fillers: Motion Sense is a feature that allows you to manipulate your smartphone with gestures. Also, the feature can help the phone to detect whether you’re close by. In reality, the technology needs some polishing.

The Pixel 5 has got a Snapdragon 765G processor inside, which is less impressive than the Snapdragon 865 or 865 Plus, with an implemented modem for 5G support. Here, we’ve got two sides of the coin: the Pixel 5 is weaker if we compare it with Samsung or OnePlus flagships, but still it means you can get a top-tier telephone for a lower price.

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Let’s judge the phone not by its price tag, but by its hardware. For $699 you’ll get a phone with IPX68 water resistance, reverse wireless charging, 8GB of RAM, and a Gorilla Glass 6 panel. It’s got a 6-inch display with a 2340×1080 OLED panel, a 90Hz refresh rate, and an accurate camera notch in the top left corner. Removing the Motion Sense sensor was an excellent idea; in this way, the company has reduced the high forehead needed for the sensor. 

We’re approaching the most delicious part, and it’s hardware specs. The Pixel 5 has got 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a 4080mAh battery, and 18W USB-C fast charging. Don’t forget about 5G support. 

Google is well known for providing its smartphones with really good cameras. The Pixel 5 shows off two cameras: a 12.2MP main camera with optical and electronic image stabilization and a 16MP ultrawide sensor with a 107-degree field of view. The front camera has got 8MP and now you can take a selfie in the middle of the night using Night Sight mode.

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The company hasn’t forgotten to add some lit new software. After purchasing the new model, you can try out a new AI-powered “Portrait Light” mode, which helps to change light parameters of portrait shots, a “Cinematic Pan” feature for panning shots, and you’ll have three different variants of stabilization to make your videos even smoother. 

According to The Verge’s original article: with such humble specs Google has cut $100 from the $799 Pixel 4 leaving only $699 for the Pixel 5. 

You can make a preorder right now, though only eight countries will get the Pixel 5 in October, and then on October 29 it lands in the US.

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