Google Pixel 5 series smartphones are coming out this year and they will be the top of line flagship devices. There will be all sorts of cameras, display, features, CPU upgrades in the Pixel 5 devices. But the latest reports are claiming that Google might ditch the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 series processor in their upcoming premium flagship smartphones. It is said that Google Pixel 5 will use the Snapdragon 765G processor instead and here are more details on the rumored CPU downgrade.
Google Pixel 5 CPU Downgrade Reports
Google Pixel 5 should be powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 processor but the recent leaks suggest something else. Even if not for the leaks, it makes sense for Google to not use the latest Snapdragon 8 series SoC for the next Pixel smartphone.
Redfin and Bramble are the alleged codenames for Pixel 5 and Pixel 5 XL and it is also mentioned that these devices will be powered by Snapdragon 765G. Many of the normal Pixel users are confused as to why will Google ditch the most advanced Snapdragon 8 series. But the reason to replace Snapdragon 865 with Snapdragon 765G makes perfect sense and here more details on the CPU change in Pixel 5.
Google Pixel 5 using Snapdragon 765G makes Sense
Google Pixel 5 will obviously be a 5G device as even the upcoming Apple iPhone 12 will support 5G networks. The Snapdragon 865 processor might be powerful in the technical aspects but it doesn’t include an integrated 5G modem on this SoC. There is no way Google would come up with a non-5G device whereas Apple is coming up with 5G iPhone 12 with fast connectivity.
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Also, it doesn’t make sense for Google to pay for two components Snapdragon 865 and the Snapdragon X55 5G modem. The Snapdragon 765G comes with a built-in 5G modem that is clocked at 2.4 GHz, making it a powerful smartphone without Google increasing the Pixel 5 price tag too much. Google Pixel 5 will be launched in October 2020 if the Coronavirus pandemic doesn’t affect its supply chain and production too much.