Samsung and Huawei have bet on their latest smartphones for large batteries, but Google seems to think that it is possible to obtain good autonomy with smaller batteries.
Google equipped the first Pixel smartphone with a 2,770mAh battery, but later downgraded it to just 2,700mAh in the Pixel 2. The company was more generous with the 2,915mAh battery found inside the Pixel 3, though it backtracked again with the Pixel 4 and its 2,800mAh battery.
True to tradition, it appears that Google is preparing a raise for its next flagship smartphone. According to information shared by Jason C and published by Android Headlines, Google’s Pixel 5 will represent the biggest leap yet with a 3,080mAh battery.
That increase is welcome, but it is still well below the capacities of the 4,000mAh and 5,000mAh batteries that we often see on competing flagships.
On paper, the increased battery capacity should lead to a better life over its predecessors, but it may not. Pixel 5, as Google itself has already confirmed, will support 5G networks, which means that the battery consumption will be higher than before.
There are also rumors of a larger OLED screen on the way. Some sources claim that it will have a 6.7 ″ screen with QHD + resolution and refresh at 90 Hz, which means that the device will have to move many more pixels. Even if it was only 5.8 ″, as has also been rumored, that battery size seems slim.
In terms of internal specs, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G will likely be present alongside at least 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Google has confirmed its plans to launch the Pixel 5 this fall in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, and Taiwan. It will be accompanied by the Pixel 4a (5G).
Although the company has not officially announced a launch date, an accidental blog post suggested that the Pixel 5G series will debut on Thursday, October 8.