The Google Pixel 5a 5G is likely to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, according to a report. This is the same chip that powers the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G, launched last year. Google has already confirmed that the phone will be available later this year. While the Pixel 5a 5G is likely to be a mid-range option, reports suggest that Google’s flagship Pixel 6, the successor to the Pixel 5, is also coming.
9to5Google reports that they found many references to the code name “Barbet” – which is considered a code name for Pixel 5a 5G – in last Developer overview for Android 12. The references were to the model number “sm7250”, which is said to be part of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC number. The same SoC also manages Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G.
Earlier this month, a report that the Pixel 5a 5G has not been canceled and will be available later this year in the US and Japan. Although Google has not confirmed the upcoming launch of the Pixel 5a 5G in India, previously bakshish said the phone was spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) list, which also suggests its debut in India.
Meanwhile a previous report claims that Google is developing its own SoC for the Pixel 6. It is referred to internally as the “GS101” Whitechapel SoC. The processor is said to have been developed in collaboration with Samsung. Whitechapel is rumored to be the code name of the chip, but the company may call it something completely different on the market.
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