Wait For An Even Better Screen
Continuing on from our first slide, we think Google will make some big changes to the screen on the Pixel 5. Honestly, they HAVE to, in our opinion.
The only problem is we don't know what to expect, mainly because they could take the screen in several different directions.
Its current phones already have something most don't -- a 90 Hz display -- but that doesn't mean it can't get better. We think Google will increase the Pixel 5 screen to either 120 Hz, or offer an in/under-display front camera so the front of the phone can be all screen. Or do both. As a result, we'll get a bigger 6.5-inch Quad-HD 90Hz AMOLED display. We might even get a 120 Hz display and better haptics, which is something they've actually been working on since the Pixel 3. Samsung's Galaxy S20 packs great screens, and they'll need to keep up.
Either way, the screen will somehow be better. Maybe part of that is an under-display front-facing camera so they can ditch the bezels, a new and improved under-display fingerprint scanner, 120 Hz, or something else entirely. At the end of the day, we want it bigger, brighter, and our fingerprint sensor back.
Several leaks are now suggesting the screen might be 6.5-inches, with a smaller bottom and to bezel, but that Google will still put a big black bar up top for Face Unlock. We hope this leak is wrong.