According to a new leak, the equipment of the Google Pixel 5 could have more in common with a current mid-range smartphone than with a flagship. Seems like Google will soon set an example against the trend of smartphones for over 1,000 euros.
9to5Google has already had access to a pre-release version of Google’s camera app. This code has already revealed that Google plans to support 4K resolution video recording at 60 frames per second. After digging a little deeper, there is even hardware details about the Pixel 5 in the app’s code.
Accordingly, the smartphone will be equipped with a telephoto camera. It is much more interesting, however, that according to a tweet from Cee Stark, this configuration stands for the two smartphones with the code names Redfin and Bramble, which should be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G. Although this is Qualcomm’s second best chip for 2020, the performance drops by more than a third compared to the Snapdragon 865.
If Google actually uses the Snapdragon 765G for the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 5 XL, both devices will be equipped with 5G, but the performance cannot compete with current flagship smartphones. It currently seems as if Google wants to market the Pixel 5 as an affordable premium smartphone.
Android enthusiasts could be disappointed by the weaker chip, but if Google offers decent value for money, the Pixel 5 could gain a strong position in the market – especially now that even the cheapest model in the Samsung Galaxy S20 family is at least 899 euros and even the Huawei P40 Pro should cost more than 1,000 euros, the market is definitely ripe for high-quality smartphones, which put a little less strain on the wallet.