Next week, October 15 , we have an appointment with Google. As every year, Google will host the Made by Google event where, if everything goes as we expect, we will see the new Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL (two phones that, by the way, have leaked to the smallest detail ). But it seems that they will not be the only Pixel on the horizon, because the company is working on a 5G model.
This is what Nikkei says, citing some sources that say “Google is also working on a version with 5G technology , which is in trial production.” The Pixel 4, meanwhile, “are already in mass production and will be ready to be sent after the presentation.”
In tests in China
They claim from the Asian media that Google is already testing the 5G mobile in China , although it will manufacture it outside to avoid US tariffs. As for the presentation, Nikkei sources believe that Google would delay the launch until the spring of 2020 to announce it with cheaper Pixel (successors of the Pixel 3rd and 3rd XL ).
The only thing that is “known” of its components is the processor, which will be the Snapdragon 855 . That makes sense, since this SoC is not only what we expect in Pixel 4 , but it can also be combined with Qualcomm’s X50 or X55 modems to offer access to the 5G network. Be that as it may, Google has not wanted to make statements to the media.
If this movement is confirmed, Google would be the first American brand to launch a 5G mobile , as Apple is expected to delay the launch of an iPhone 5G until September 2020 , when the networks are more established in the main markets. And we talk about American brands, but globally manufacturers such as Samsung, Xiaomi or Huawei have already taken the lead .
Be that as it may, at the moment it is nothing more than a rumor / leak. It will not be until October 15 when we leave doubts . In the Made by Google event, the company is also expected to announce a new Google Home Mini and lately there is also talk about possible wireless headphones . Six days we have left to clear the mystery.
Via | Nikkei