Let's talk about the Google Pixel five.
nine to five Google did some digging and says it can quote say with relative confidence.
The pixel 5 and pixel 5 XL will use the Snapdragon 765 g as its base system on a chip.
The Snapdragon 765 G is not the top of the line Qualcomm processor for 2020.
That accolade goes to the 865.
This would mean that the pixel five Would not be like every previous pixel that used Qualcomm's most advanced processor at the time.
This is a very big deal.
So let's break this down.
First up how the site came to its conclusion.
It got its hands on a pre release version of the Google camera app from a prototype pixel for a phone that does not officially exist yet.
Now digging through the app nine to five found code that likely refers to the pixel five.
The site says the next pixels recode named Bramble and Redfin.
Back in January, XD developers found the same code names Bramble and Redfin.
Would be using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765.
So the conclusion is that the Bramble and red fin aka the pixel five and XL would be using Qualcomm's 765 processor.
Now let's talk about that processor.
Back in December 2019.
Qualcomm announced its plans for 2020 there's the highest end Snapdragon 865.
In February, Qualcomm said that there were more than 75 G devices that use the 865.
In the works, that list includes the Sony Xperia 2, the Xiaomi me 10 and of course, the Samsung Galaxy S 20 line.
But here's the thing, the 865 does not have a 5G modem built in That means that manufacturers can buy Qualcomm's x 55 modem if they like the X 55 modem can hit speeds of up to seven gigabits per second.
That's ridiculously fast.
Experts had expected the a 65 to integrate a modem.
But that wasn't the case.
The bigger benefits of chips with an integrated modem are better battery life and lower cost.
And there's also the space savings in the actual phone.
One components at a two right when it's integrated.
The one that might be in the pixel five does have an integrated modem.
It's the X 52, which is slower than the X 55.
The X 52 tops out at 3.7 gigabits per second What is still really really fast.
This processor is aimed at cheaper smartphones than using the 865.
There are actually two versions of the 765, by the way.
There's the regular and the 765 G.
The G stands for gaming.
Qualcomm says the GPU on the G brings ten percent faster graphics and rendering when compared to the 765 as well as fast load times.
So if the Pixel 5 is using the 765 or G, that would suggest that Google is not positioned the Pixel against other flagship phones like the S20 or even the Apple iPhone Those devices are pricey.
The S20 starts at around 1000 bucks tops at around 1600 dollars with a max that ultra.
Then there's Apple, the iPhone 11 starts at $700 and the pro Max is 1450 if you max that out.
Meanwhile, the Pixel 4 starts at around 800 topping out at around 1000.
Then there's the budget 3A, which tops out at 480 bucks.
If Google is using the second tier processor from Qualcomm, that could mean the pixel five could have some wiggle room on its pricing.
Google could save on the processor, but finally load up the pixel with more than 128 gigs of storage.
Maybe throw in a ton of RAM too.
Maybe Google's radar powered motion sensor gets better.
Or gets the boot.
That would mean that the pixel five, could keep its pricing the same as before, while touting tons of improvements, or it's entirely possible for the pixel five to cost less than the pixel four.
That would be a very bold strategy cotton.
Could have pixel with a slower processors than the other guys even work?
Well, the pixel a series uses a more budget friendly set of specs including the processor.
That pixel a series is no slouch Google optimized Android to the hardware in cnet's review.
Lin last said that during her time with the pixel 3A Day to day usage did not feel much different than the pixel three.
She also noted that photo modes that took extra processing time all felt like they took the same amount of time as before to the 765 is not as fast a performer as the 865 but Google can make that up with software.
Google is playing a very similar game as Apple.
It controls a software, and what goes into its phones.
Google can make sure everything works well together.
There is only so much you can do with raw hardware.
If the software does not take advantage of what the hardware can do, it doesn't matter what your hardware is.
We've seen so many Pixel leaks in the past, the hardware and designs were, but then Google wowed us with software, like night sight photography, coarse screening, a revamped Google Assistant and a recorder app with transcription.
In practice a Pixel 5 Wanting a Snapdragon 765 could be an excellent daily driver if the software is there.
Now at one point the pixel was only available at Verizon and Google's online store.
I don't know if people knew you could buy an unlocked pixel from Google and bring it to any carrier.
Then the pixel four broke barriers it made it to all wireless carrier stores.
The US now we're coming to pixel five.
Google has a real opportunity to produce an excellent phone and a good price point available everywhere.
Now this is usually the part of the show where I say Google is gonna mess this up huge.
But not today.
I think they're gonna do it.
I think Google will have learned from all of its past experiences with the pixel and other hardware.
Let's stay positive here.
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