Pixel 5: Google shows its top Smartphone – and seems to believe in success

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Google shows its new top Smartphone – and seems to believe itself to success

With the Pixel-Smartphones Google wanted to mimic Apple’s success recipe for Smartphones. The presented Pixel 5, it seems to be expected, however, no bestseller. The most exciting device was already another.

Hardware and Software from a single source – this is the recipe for success for the iPhones. And also Google is trying for a number of years, with its Pixel-based Smartphones to deliver the right Hardware the successful operating system Android. Yesterday evening, the group was on a Hardware Event in addition to a new speaker and a Streaming Stick, the new top model, the pixels 5 of the language before. A Hit man does not seem to expect.

Change in the middle class

This can make the device quite impressive. After they had been built more high-end devices, is to locate the pixels 5 in the upper-middle class. This is mainly due to the processor: The built-in Snapdragon 765 is even slightly weaker in the chest than in the previous built-in Snapdragon 855. For this, he has a decisive advantage: He eats less electricity. Together with the significantly thicker battery, the Pixel 5 is expected to iron out the biggest criticisms of the predecessor, the lousy runtime.

Elsewhere exchanged is saved instead. Instead of face recognition, the Pixel 5 has a fingerprint scanner, which is likely to be due to the ubiquitous face masks are quite suitable for everyday use. Also in the case of the large thickness of the Pixel Phones, the camera, there is a tag: The zoom lens was deleted, and instead, Google used the double-take now, a lens with a super wide angle. Why not to like other manufacturers on a set of three, is not clear. An exciting development is the aluminum back, but the wireless Charging is. The offers so far, not a manufacturer. Also 5G is on Board. With the 90-Hertz Display, and an iPX8 real dust – and waterproof housing, there are also nice Extras.

The price of 613,15 Euro is well below the 750 euros of its predecessor, in comparison with the iPhone 11, Samsung Galaxy S20 5G or the Oneplus 8 but still quite high. They offer significantly more performance for your money.

Google does not believe in the success?

Apparently even Google doesn’t seem to believe in a success of its flagship model. The group have just ordered once of 800,000 units, according to “Nikkei Asia” citing supplier sources. “Google has quite a cautious sales forecast for this year, because the pixels are sold 4 in the last year particularly well,” said a Google source the Portal also. Also Covid-19 would be seen as a factor. It should sell surprisingly better, you could Google increase accordingly, but the volume

In comparison to the overall market, Google’s sales numbers were never particularly high, and to 800,000 units for the Christmas quarter, but shockingly little. In the same period, Apple was able to last year, according to the analysts from Counterpoint Research whole 72.9 million iPhones to sell, competitor Samsung was at least 70 million Galaxy Smartphones. Google reveals numbers not exact sales, according to estimates by the analysts of IDC, the group is supposed to have deposed in his so far most successful Smartphone of the year 2019, a total of 7.2 million units. But that is probably mainly due to the fact that last year, for the first time introduced Pixel A-series led, thanks to the low price, as the Hit was. You can’t repeat this year, but: in The summer of presented saving model of the Pixel 4, the Pixel 4a, has only now come on the market. The predecessor was released last spring. Together with the Pixel 5, Google has presented yesterday a 5G model, the saving-variant.

Chromecast steals the Show

The most exciting new feature of the Google Events but not the Smartphone, but the new Chromecast with a Google TV. Instead of bringing only the Signal of the smartphone on the TV, the new model to a full-fledged Streaming Box that is reminiscent of the Fire TV Stick. While Amazon’s Stick, but, above all, their own Prime content in the foreground, to Google’s model and help us to find some of the best content and shows, series and film proposals for all services. In addition to the Google subsidiary Youtube is also the competitor of Netflix has its own Button on the remote control. The usual Chromecast features are included, though, only the Gaming service Stadia to follow later. Although the new Stick is also a master of 4K and much more features, it costs just as much as the previous top model Chromecast Ultra: 70 Euro Google, due to the VAT reduction, just under two Euro, it is up to the end of the year less. So it costs 10 Euro more than the 4K-capable Fire TV Stick.

Also, Google’s language speaker has received a new coat of paint. And a new name: Instead of Google Home it is now called the Nest Audio. The increased housing is now completely covered in fabric. Due to the larger volume of the sound benefits of The new speakers is 75 per cent louder than its predecessor and offers 50 per cent more Bass, promises to be Google. In addition, it should adjust the Sound automatically to the room. The price is reduced: Instead of 130 Euro, the Nest Audio costs only 100 Euro.

Source:Nikkei Asia, IDCCNBC

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