A new rumor suggests the Pixel 5 won’t use a high-end processor, but the Snapdragon 765 SoC (the same processor as the OnePlus Nord).

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  • Google’s first two 5G smartphones, the Pixel 4A 5G and the Pixel 5. 

After finally unveiling the Pixel 4a, Google should soon present its new high-end smartphone, the Pixel 5. The Mountain View company has already mentioned this model but has not yet presented the characteristics. And according to information leaked from the company’s website, the Pixel 5 should be available for pre-order starting in October.

In the meantime, rumors continue to circulate about this smartphone, which will be one of Google’s first 5G models (with a 5G version of the Pixel 4a). For example, in a previous article, we relayed information that Pixel 5 should have a 6.67-inch screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz.

And today, we relay an article published by TechRadar about the processor of the Pixel 5. According to the source which is cited by this article (MyFixGuide), Pixel 5 would have a processor barely more powerful than that of Pixel 4a.

This information was allegedly obtained through a leaked benchmark which suggests that Pixel 5 should be equipped with a Snapdragon 765G processor. This processor was designed by Qualcomm for mid-range models and is for example used by the OnePlus Nord.

Premium smartphones of 2020, like Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Pro or the OnePlus 8 Pro, normally use the Snapdragon 865 SoC. But obviously, Google has no intention of entering the hardware race with other manufacturers. Android smartphones.

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If this processor should not allow the Pixel 5 to beat other high-end smartphones on the usual indicators, such as benchmarks, it should still allow us to have an acceptable experience, as on the OnePlus North.
Moreover, media that have tested the OnePlus Nord, and who were satisfied with its performance, suggest that the use of the same processor by the Pixel 5 should not be a problem.

Also, the firm could well compensate for any shortcomings of its devices at the hardware level with improvements in the software. Moreover, compared to other models in the same category, the Pixel 4a has a relatively modest technical sheet.

While other smartphones in the same price bracket have multiple cameras on their backs, the Pixel 4a only has one. However, thanks to its algorithms, Google allows users to take good photos with this one sensor.
And of course, Pixel smartphones have the advantage of receiving Android updates very quickly, and of using a version of the OS as Google imagined it (no customization from a third-party manufacturer).