Google is turning off face retouching by default on Pixel devices

Saturday, 03 Oct, 2020

Google's Pixel 5 event is scheduled for this Wednesday, but some of the company's other new gadgets are already appearing on store shelves.

The Google Pixel 5 is priced at $699 and is now available for preorder at both B&H Photo and Amazon. The other person will also be asked to wait for a short time. You will also notice that the latest Pixel phone no longer has a massive, ugly front bezel which makes the front of the phone look incredibly sleek.

Google has just announced Pixel 5, its latest flagship phone. So, let's put the Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G, and the Pixel 4a head to head and see what all is different. Read on to know which one is right for you! Pre-orders are available in these regions, however, the actual sales will start on October 15. It identifies hold music and also differentiates whether a sound is recorded or not.

Inside you'll find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset along with 8GB of LPDDR 4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage.

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Following this, the Pixel 4A with 5G was also announced by Google. Plus, night mode now works for portrait photography as well. Google TV will be Google's TV platform going forward, but for now, it's limited to the Chromecast. And so, without getting an Android TV, you can have one with just the help of Chromecast. That was 2018. This is 2020. In fact, it will come as an update for the Google Play Movies app. In comparison, the Google Pixel 4a features a 5.81-inch full-HD+ (1,080x2,340 pixels) OLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 60Hz refresh rate, 443ppi pixel density, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and HDR support. Google has equipped the phone with a 4,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging as well as wireless charging.

The Pixel 5's 6.0-inch display is actually smaller than the 4A's 6.2-inch display (fingers crossed for a 5XL), but has a slightly higher pixel density. In the case of Google TV, it is leveraging the data from Knowledge Graph to improve content organization and offer more relevant recommendations to the users. Instead of the top bezel that housed Google's face unlock and radar sensors, the Pixel 5 now sports an 8MP hole punch front-facing camera.

Google is a leading player in the field of machine learning, leveraging its experience with multiple products, including Pixel smartphones. And that may well be a masterstroke.

The Pixel 4A won't arrive in retailers until November.

A lot will depend on the pricing of the Google Pixel 4a, potentially for a lot of buyers.

The real secret sauce here, however, seems to be the underlying search smarts that serve as the foundation for so much of what Google does. Yet, there may be a strong chance still for the Pixel 4a.