Google Pixel 5a 5G tilted to showcase the Snapdragon 765G SoC, identical to last year’s Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G

According to a report, Google Pixel 5a 5G will likely be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. It’s the same chip that powers the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G that launched last year. Google has already confirmed that the handset will be available later this year. While the Pixel 5a 5G is likely a mid-range option, reports suggest that a Google Pixel 6 – successor to the Pixel 5 – is also on the way.

9to5Google reports that they discovered several references to the codename “Barbet” – which would be a codename for the Pixel 5a 5G – in the latest version of Android 12 Developer Preview. The part numbers were next to the model number “sm7250”, which would be the part number for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. The same SoC also powers the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G.

Earlier this month, a report that the Pixel 5a 5G is not being canceled and will be available later this year in the US and Japan. While Google has not confirmed the upcoming launch of the Pixel 5a 5G in India, a previous tip claimed the phone had been spotted on a Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) listing, also suggesting its debut in India.

Meanwhile, a previous report claims that Google is developing its own SoC for the Pixel 6. It is internally called Whitechapel SoC “GS101”. The processor would be co-developed with Samsung. Whitechapel is said to be the code name for the chip, but the company might call it something completely different commercially.


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