(New York) Google announced at an online event on Wednesday the launch of two new models of its Pixel smartphone, which will be compatible with 5G technology, in hopes of increasing its market share in an industry where it is active. is. a minor role.
Posted September 30, 2020 at 3:40 PM.
The Pixel 4a 5G, an upgraded version of the Pixel 4a released earlier this year, will be available in nine countries in Canada on October 15, starting at $ 679.
The more powerful and durable Pixel 5 launches on the same date and in the same countries starting at $ 799.
Both devices can be reserved on the Google site.
"5G is the latest mobile technology that provides users around the world with fast downloads and streaming speeds," Brian Rakowski, Google's lead product manager, wrote in a blog post.
“Whether you're downloading the latest movie, listening to your favorite music on YouTube Music, keeping up with podcasts with Google Podcasts or playing a game on Stadia, Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 provide fast speeds. Adds Mr. Rakowski
By announcing 5G-compatible phones in September, Google is ahead of competitor Apple, which has yet to unveil its 5G iPhone.
However, the search engine giant weighs much less heavily on the phone market than the Apple brand.
According to specialist company IDC, Apple sold nearly 14% of the world's mobile phones in the second quarter of 2020, behind the Chinese group Huawei and the Korean Samsung.
Google introduced other products on Wednesday, including new smart speakers from Nest Audio ($ 129) and the latest Chromecast, a device that plugs into TV to access thousands of apps and now comes bundled with ad hoc software called Google TV and e and remote control.