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6 Reasons to Wait for the Pixel 5 & 4 Reasons Not To

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Wait For More Power, Performance & Storage

Wait For More Power, Performance & Storage

Google makes improvements year over year to just about every aspect of their phones, as does the component makers like Qualcomm. We know this phone will be good. 

The Pixel 4 finally has 6GB of RAM, but unfortunately still only 64GB of storage and a tiny 2,800 mAh battery. It's almost insulting. When other brands are offering 128 or even 256GB as the standard, 4,000 mAh battery packs and faster UFS 3.0 storage, we expect the same from Google. That might finally happen in 2020.

With the Pixel 5 later this year we're expecting an even better, faster, yet more efficient Snapdragon 865 processor with 8GB of RAM and at least 128GB of storage. Qualcomm is even working to make new phones slimmer. That references the Galaxy S20, but the same Snapdragon 865 platform will be in the Pixel 5. That gives Google room to put a bigger battery inside without making the phone too thick and unwieldy. 

However, some information recently uncovered suggests Google might not us the Snapdragon 865, and instead, a more affordable Snapdragon 700-series chip that's still great and has 5G, but not quite as high-end. This doesn't mean the phone will be slow, or bad, it just means it won't be the highest-end humanly possible -- likely in an effort to remain affordable. 

Not to mention Android 11. Yes, the next Pixel will likely be the first phone to ship with Android "R" 11. 

If you haven't seen enough from current devices in terms of hardware AND software to warrant busting out your wallet, wait for what's coming in the new year. And Google, please, put a big 4,500 mAh battery inside this one.

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