Google could announce a 5G Pixel smartphone next week

It seems that in addition to the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL that will
be announced
at Google’s event next week
, it looks like Google could
actually have one more surprise announcement. This is according to
a report from the Nikkei Asian Review in which they claim that
Google could announce a 5G Pixel smartphone as well.

While a lot of the focus has been on the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL,
there hasn’t been much talk about a 5G Pixel device. This has led
to speculation that Google, like Apple, could be waiting until 2020
or later to launch such a device. Google has never really been one
to rush to adopt new technology, like dual cameras, so it didn’t
really come as a surprise.

That being said, if you have been following Pixel-related news,
then signs of a 5G Pixel smartphone might have actually been hinted
at before. Earlier this year, there were codenames related to the
upcoming Pixel smartphones that were leaked. These names included
“flame”, “coral”, and “needlefish”, with the former two
being the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.

It was unclear what “needlefish” referred to back then, but
now this new report is suggesting that it could actually be a 5G
Pixel handset. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but check back
with us next week where hopefully, we’ll have more details to
share.

Source:
Nikkei Asian Review

Source: FS – Phones
Google could announce a 5G Pixel smartphone next week