Google’s flagship Pixel 5 probably won’t get a ‘flagship’ processor

Google is teasing 5G for its Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G.


After unveiling the the Pixel 4A final week, Google is gearing as much as launch its flagship Pixel 5 within the fall. However based mostly on circulating rumours, the Pixel 5 could not get the flagship specs — or not less than the processor — that we have grown accustomed to.

The Pixel 5 will function Qualcomm’s midrange Snapdragon 765G processor, in accordance with a brand new itemizing on the AI Benchmark website that has been cited by numerous publications. That is a step up from the Snapdragon 730G contained in the Pixel 4A, however it’s not as superior because the Snapdragon 855 chipset in final 12 months’s Google Pixel 4 — or any of the earlier Pixel phones that use Qualcomm’s high-end 800 sequence Snapdragon processors. 

Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 765G (the G stands for gaming) and the Snapdragon 765 in December as a decrease value choice for phone-makers that desire a single chip that acts not solely because the brains of a handset, but in addition connects to 5G. It makes use of the corporate’s X52 modem, which guarantees obtain speeds of as much as 3.7Gbps. 

The AI benchmark website itemizing seems to again up earlier experiences by 9to5Google, which all however affirm the Pixel 5 will function the lower-end processor. If these rumours pan out, Google will be a part of China’s Vivo and Oppo together with Nokia phone-maker HMD in utilizing Qualcomm’s newer midrange CPU. 

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Along with the Snapdragon 765G chipset, the Pixel will get 8GB RAM, in accordance with the web site. Each the Pixel four and Pixel 4A include 6GB RAM.

Earlier this month, Google confirmed that the Pixel 5 would include 5G, making it the search large’s first set of telephones (together with the Pixel 4A 5G) to get entry to the subsequent technology wi-fi community. The company also revealed to CNET that it’s going to have Sub-6 and mmWave configurations to supply compatibility with carriers, together with AT&T and Verizon. Different unconfirmed options embody the potential of the Pixel 5 launching with Android 11 out of the field and, judging by Google’s promo picture, a black design.

Google couldn’t instantly be reached for remark. 

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Sareena Dayaram