Google introduces Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, new Chromecast and Nest Audio speaker


Discover the new Google products announced during the “Launch In Night” event.

Google notably announced the release of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5G). © Google

New smartphones: the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a (5G)

This is the major novelty announced by Google at its annual event: the release of two new smartphones. They are 5G compatible and notably have a longer battery life and high-performance cameras.

Google unveils the Pixel 5, a phone with good performance. © Google

Pixel 5: a powerful smartphone

The smartphone has a 6-inch OLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor as well as 8 GB of RAM. The camera offers an ultra wide angle lens which allows quality photo rendering as well as a “panoramic shot” feature which adds a cinematic effect to videos.

The battery has an autonomy of 24 hours, which can be extended up to 48 hours thanks to the new “ultra battery saver” mode.

The Pixel 5 has a clean and streamlined design with its 100% recycled aluminum case. Google is integrating its fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone again, abandoning its facial recognition system.

The phone is 5G compatible and allows super fast content downloading. Other new features specific to the Pixel 5: the smartphone is water resistant and can benefit from wireless charging.

The Pixel 5 is available for pre-order for € 629 and will be delivered from October 15. The little extras: by buying the smartphone you get three months of subscription offered to Google One (offer valid until April 30, 2021). If you order a Google Pixel 5 between 9/30/2020 and 10/14/2020, you also receive Bose headphones.

Pixel 4a (5G): an affordable phone

The Pixel 4a (5G) offers great features © Google

The new Pixel 4a (5G) launched by Google has a larger screen (6.2 inches) than the Pixel 4a, 6 GB of RAM, a better battery and the same Snapdragon 765G chip as the Pixel 5. It is also 5G compatible.

On the camera side, the smartphone also has a 12.2 megapixel main sensor and ultra wide angle lens. On the other hand, it keeps the same design as the Pixel 4a, with a plastic material.

The Pixel 4a (5G) will be available from November for € 499. You can register on the waiting list to be the first informed.

Google offers its Chromecast with Google TV

Another product announced, Google’s new Chromecast integrates Google TV. So you can stream photos and videos from your smartphone but you also have access to your entertainment apps. In short, with Google TV, you can find all your applications (including YouTube, Netflix, Disney +, Prime Video, MyCanal, replays, etc.) directly, in one and the same place. The Chromecast also lets you access picture quality up to 4K HDR.

The Chromecast has a remote control. © Google

This new model also offers a remote control that allows direct access to voice control (with the Google Assistant). The accessory has directly integrated buttons for Netflix and YouTube and it is possible to adjust the volume, change the source or turn off your television directly with this box.

You will also find a list of your desires as well as a tab of content suggestions according to your tastes.

The new Chromecast is available today on the Google Store for € 69.99. You can also take advantage of an offer with a 6-month subscription to Netflix included at 109.99 €.

Nest Audio: Google’s new smart speaker

Google’s new smart speaker: Nest Audio. © Google

After the release of the Nest Mini, Google unveils the new speaker with a modern, sleek design and woven fabric. Nest Audio is made from 70% recycled plastic.

The speaker has a tactile top with volume and playback control buttons. On the performance side, Nest Audio offers 75% more sound than its predecessor, and offers 50% more bass.

The speaker is also used on a daily basis thanks to the Google Assistant, which allows you to control connected devices (lights, heating, etc.). The Nest Audio is available for pre-order at € 99.99 on the Google Store and ships from October 15.

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