During the announcement of the Google Pixel 5 smartphone, few noticed that the body of the smartphone is made of an aluminum alloy, while it supports wireless charging, including reverse wireless charging.
Most smartphones with wireless charging support have a glass back. In the case of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, a durable polycarbonate was used, which the company calls “Glasstic” (Glasstic from Glass and Plastic).
Media representatives turned to Google for comment on the aluminum body and wireless charging of the Google Pixel 5. The company noted that the metal body of the Pixel 5 has a slot that houses the charging coil. The entire back of the smartphone is coated with the so-called “bio-resin” to give a uniform appearance and to prevent damage to the charging coil.
Why didn’t Google use a protective glass on the back? Firstly, in order to reduce the cost of the smartphone, because of which it also lost the functions that were in last year’s Google Pixel. And secondly, the aluminum frame and bio-resin coating made it possible to maintain a relatively slim profile of the device, while at the same time using a 4080 mAh battery.
According to various media reports, Google plans to ship just 800,000 Pixel 5 phones this year. Moreover, the combined Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 will be shipping around 3 million smartphones throughout the year.