While Google’s teaser doesn’t include a ton of details about the company’s new phones, Google clearly stated that both the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 will support 5G connectivity, and will be available in the U. S. and a handful of other countries including Canada, the U.
Like the Pixel 4a, the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 will include support for Google’s recently updated software such as the newly improved Recorder app which now allows you to sync the app with a Google doc so that you can automatically output transcriptions (English only for now) directly into a text file, and then easily share the transcriptions with others.
Unfortunately, Google did not mention anything about pricing for the Pixel 5, though based on the price of previous Google flagship devices and recent rumors regarding its specs, we expect the Pixel 5 will start at somewhere between $600 and $800.
So between the new Pixel 4a, the upcoming Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5, and Google’s new partnership with ADT, it seems Google is already laying the groundwork for a jam-packed gadget season starting now and going into the holidays.
Alongside the brand new Pixel 4a, after months of rumors and speculation, today Google is confirming the upcoming arrival of the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5G sometime later this year.
Finally, in other Google news, as part of a $450 million investment into home security company ADT, Google has announced that it will be partnering with ADT to help sell and install Google’s Nest smart home devices like Nest’s indoors and outdoors security cams.
Starting at $500, the Pixel 4a 5G will cost $150 more than a standard Pixel 4a, and while recent rumors claim the Pixel 4a 5G will also come with a larger screen and battery, those specs haven’t been officially confirmed just yet.
Meanwhile, the Pixel’s Live Caption feature has also gotten an upgrade on both Pixel 4a and all Pixel phones dating back to the Pixel 2, allowing Live Caption to automatically add subtitles to voice and video calls.
By teaming up with ADT, Google hopes that its AI and machine learning algorithms will be able to support and enhance ADT’s security monitoring by providing more comprehensive coverage with better connectivity and fewer false alarms.