Google Pixel 5a 5G will doubtless be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, as per a report. This is identical chip that powers the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G that had been launched final yr. Google has already confirmed that the handset will probably be obtainable later this yr. Whereas the Pixel 5a 5G is more likely to be a mid-range possibility, stories recommend a flagship Google Pixel 6 — successor to Pixel 5 — can be coming.
9to5Google reports that they’ve found a number of references to the codename “Barbet” — which is believed to be a codename for the Pixel 5a 5G — within the latest Android 12 Developer Preview. The references had been alongside the mannequin quantity “sm7250”, which is alleged to be half variety of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. The identical SoC additionally powers the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G.
Earlier this month, a report that the Pixel 5a 5G isn’t cancelled and will probably be obtainable later this yr within the US and Japan. Whereas Google has not confirmed an upcoming India launch for the Pixel 5a 5G, a earlier tip claimed that the cellphone was noticed in a Bureau of Indian Requirements (BIS) itemizing, suggesting its India debut as effectively.
In the meantime, a previous report claims that Google is growing its personal SoC for the Pixel 6. It is being referred internally as ‘GS101′ Whitechapel SoC. The processor is alleged to be co-developed with Samsung. Whitechapel is rumored to be the codename of the chip, however the firm might name it one thing utterly totally different commercially.
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