Google Pixel 5 has the smartphone savvy Google fans biting their nails. While most smartphone companies are focused on creating a top-tier handset, Google has its eye on creating affordable devices.
A survey by Android Authority has made revelations about the upcoming flagship. It suggests that the Alphabet-owned giant is planning on pricing its upcoming flagship, along with its cheaper device, in a very affordable range.
Google Pixel Phone
The first device mentioned in the survey the Google Pixel Phone. The description of the phone goes as a “radically helpful phone from Google” that will come in a “durable plastic body” and will “include a 3.5mm headphone jack.” The survey reveals that the device will be priced starting at $349, or $14.54 a month.
If the price being discussed here is accurate, it would suggest that Google is trying to compete with Apple’s iPhone SE. Apple iPhone SE is priced at $399. The iPhone SE is priced $50 above the Google Pixel Phone.
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It is noteworthy that while the device comes in a plastic body, the 3.5mm jack is an asset for the wired headphone users.
Premium Google Pixel Phone
Device number 2 mentioned in the survey has been described as “the best flagship Google phone.”
Those who get their hands on the device will get “first access to the latest Google features and innovation.”
The device features the “best in class camera, wireless charging and water resistance.”
These descriptions seem to be ideal for a flagship device.
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The more intriguing part are the prices. According to the survey the device will be priced starting at $699 or $29.13 a month. If this information is accurate, it would effectively mean that the next in line “Premium Google Pixel Phone”, believed to be named Pixel 5, will be priced lower than Pixel 3 and 4 when they were released.
It remains to be seen if Google will remove some features to drag the price down. 9to5Google reported that the device might reconsider the use of Snapdragon 865, and removal of Project Soli features.