For starters, the Pixel 5 in this concept video has very minimal bezels. That’s a change from the Pixel 4, which still retained a slight bezel at the top of the phone to house both the front camera and the sensors needed for Google’s Motion Sense feature. But with this gesture-control feature seemingly on the Pixel 5’s cutting block, that would free up Google to use a punch-hole camera cutout in the phone’s screen while shrinking the bezels even further. And that’s what Incosive Labs did with their design.
We hope Google gets a little more alive with the colors of the Pixel 5 than what we see in this video. We have no issues with the black-and-white options, and the video even adds Google-like accents to the power button. But older Pixel models also included colors like Oh-So Orange and Not Pink, and we’re hoping the Pixel 5 retains that gaming feeling.
If you whitewashed the oversized camera array on early Pixel 5 concepts, this video should allay your worries. We get a more conventional square matrix – well, conventional for phones these days – which is located in the upper left corner of the back of the phone. This matrix contains two camera lenses and a flash, and it’s no more annoying than what you’ll see on existing phones like the iPhone 11 Pro.
Incosive Labs’ video showcases a bunch of potential specs, which seem to be based on rumors we’ve heard so far about the Pixel 5. This phone reportedly features a 90Hz display – a retention feature of the Pixel 4 – and those two lenses on the back would be two 12 megapixel wide and ultra wide cameras; the front camera is also a 12MP shooter. As has been said elsewhere, this phone has a Snapdragon 765G chipset, which would allow Google to cut costs while still offering 5G connectivity. Corresponding to a recent Google pricing survey, the video lists the Pixel 5’s starting price at $ 699.
Will this design turn out to be close to what Google is actually preparing for the Pixel 5? We’ll see the Pixel 4a first, but once that cheaper phone ships, expect Pixel 5 rumors to heat up ahead of the flagship phone’s fall launch.