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Google Pixel 5 could dump the Pixel 4's most unpopular feature

Google Pixel 5 could dump the Pixel 4's most unpopular feature”

The 128GB variant of the Pixel is expected to be launched at a price of $349.

Google added motion sensors to last year's Pixel 4 to enable users to interact with their phone without having to touch it, but the resulting tech, Motion Sense, didn't work very well.

Stephen Hall of 9to5Google (via PhoneArena) broke the news during an episode of the Android-focussed site's Alphabet Scoop podcast, but then later tweeted about it, as you can see below. So it would be no surprise if Google dropped Motion Sense from the upcoming Pixel 5 - and a new report suggests that will be the case. That has the specifications of 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. His sources inform him the phone will be priced at $350 for the base model with 128GB storage, which is $50 less than the budget iPhone SE.

The Pixel 4a will have an OLED display with a punch-hole at the top right corner. The Pixel 4a, with its cut in price, could give the new iPhone SE 2020 a run for its money.

More news: Apple's iPhone SE pre-orders are live

Besides, the Pixel 4a is not just arriving with a lower price tag but is also packing an extra storage capacity.

Based on previously released leaks, the device will feature a 5.81-inch LCD screen with a 1080 x 2340-pixel resolution.

The mid-range Google device is rumored to house a single 12.2MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie snapper. For video recording, the rear unit will support 4K recording at 30fps, while the front camera will shoot 1080p videos at 30fps. In addition, the smartphone could feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor.

It's also likely that Motion Sense and the Soli chip contributed to the Pixel 4's disappointing battery life, as did its relatively small 2,800 mAh battery.



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