Pixel 5XL Will Be The Only Flagship Phone Google Releases This Year

Google Pixel 4a
Google usually launches an XL flagship smartphone along with a smaller screen companion annually. This year, there might be no Pixel 5, just a Pixel 5 XL. Pictured above is the Pixel 4a mid-range Android phone which the company released in early August.

Google is reportedly planning to launch only Pixel 5 XL this year, which means there will be no small-screen flagship smartphone.

Apart from significantly better hardware on XL, the price is also going to be $100 lower than the previous generation, and may start at $699, reports GSMArena.

Display analyst Ross Young claimed earlier this month that the next Pixel device will be sporting a 6.67-inch display supplied by Samsung and BOE and the screen would support a 120Hz refresh rate.

Also, it will be the first Pixel phone to come with 8GB RAM.

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However, the AI Benchmark has no information on the other specs of the device.

The smartphone is likely to feature a modern punch-hole display, similar to the Pixel 4a.

It is expected to arrive with more premium features, IP water rating and wireless charging support.

The recently announced Google Pixel 4a features a 5.81-inch OLED display and it is powered by Snapdragon 730 mobile platform. The phone comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB native storage.