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Google announces the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G

...But that’s about it

While it was no surprise that Google lifted the curtain on the budget-friendly Pixel 4a today, we weren’t expecting to hear anything about the company’s next flagship. But the Pixel 5 is official, it will support 5G for super-fast Stadia gaming and, er, that’s about all we know. Google also confirmed that a Pixel 4a 5G will be coming to most markets later in the year, and will cost $499. That’s a sizeable jump up from the regular £349 Pixel 4a. We’ll have to wait a bit longer to see what the Pixel 5 looks like, and whether it can improve on its predecessor‘s disappointing battery performance. But it is coming this year. Watch this space.

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I'm fascinated by all things tech, but if you were going to leave me on a desert island, I'd probably ask for my Nintendo Switch, a drone, and a pair of noise-cancelling cans to block out the relentless seagull racket. When I'm not on Stuff duty you'll probably find me subscribing to too many podcasts, playing too many video games, or telling anyone who will listen that Spurs are going to win a trophy this season.

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Video games, VR, smartwatches, headphones, smart speakers, bizarre Kickstarter campaigns

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