Google Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 available for pre-order now!

Google Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 available for pre-order now!
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Launched last night, the Google Pixel 4a 5G and Google Pixel 5 have fairly similar specs, including the dual camera system, Snapdragon 765G processor, 128GB of storage and the 5G support. However, the Google Pixel 4a 5G lacks the Pixel 5's smooth display technology, water resistance and wireless charging.

The Google Pixel 5 will have a 1,080 x 2,340 LED screen with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a 90Hz display. It'll also sport a 4,080mAh battery and will be Qi-certified for wireless charging. Even more interestingly, it'll be able to wirelessly charge the Pixel Buds when they're placed on its rear panel. 

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The dual-camera system for both the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G will have a new 12.2MP dual-pixel lens with optical and electronic image stabilization and a new 16MP ultra-wide lens that can capture a 107º field of view. The rear camera is capable of capturing 4K/60fps and 1080p/120fps video. Meanwhile, the front-facing camera has an 8MP sensor.

Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 4a 5G will have a slightly larger display, sporting a 6.2" FHD+ OLED screen. It also has a 3,885mAh battery, 6GB of RAM and a 3.5mm headphone jack (which the Google Pixel 5 comes without). 

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Available in Just Black and Sorta Sage, the Google Pixel 5 is available for pre-order now, priced at $699/ £599/ AU$1,079. Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 4a 5G will be available in Just Black and starts from $499 / £499 / AU$799. Those who purchase either the Pixel 5 or Pixel 4a 5G will get a free Stadia and YouTube Premium trial fore three months, 100GB of storage with Google One for three months and Google Play Pass and Gold/Silver Status on Play Points.

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.