The AI Benchmark database depicts a Google Pixel 5 with a Snapdragon 765G, a very significant reference that backs up the rumors that surfaced in recent months. That pretty much confirmed that the device won’t be using a Snapdragon 865 SoC.
If somebody was lost or does not remember some information, here is a summary:
Google was supposed to “pass” the 865 because of its high cost.
Google was supposed to ditch that option because it also implied the addition of a Snapdragon X55 modem that would enable 5G connectivity, which would have increased the price furthermore.
It simply wasn’t convenient enough as a result would have been similar in raw performance at the SoC level with the Pixel 3.
Is The 765G A Problem?
To put it quickly, no, the Snapdragon 765G wouldn’t be a deal-breaker for most users.
A Pixel 6 with a 765G would feature everything you need in terms of performance and connectivity for your mundane needs.
In most cases, the difference between the 865 and 765 would be minimal or even non-existent, so there is no reason to be disappointed by Google’s choice.
The power of the two chips is different, making it evident that it’s a lot simpler to market a new smartphone that packs Qualcomm’s most potent SoC instead of a mid-range solution.
However, if we only focus on the actual impact on performance, the differences between them are negligible.
There’s a significant advantage to the end-user thanks to Google’s 765 choice – the price!
Using a mid-range chipset translates to a significant decrease in price, which means better sales for Google thanks to a more affordable handset.
We can’t wait to get our hands on the Pixel 5!