Pixel 4a (5G) is apparently on the way too and it will have the same chip as the Pixel 5
Previously, Google was said to be working on two Snapdragon 765G-powered devices codenamed “redfin” and “bramble” and they were believed to be the Pixel 5 and Pixel 5 XL, respectively.
Well, turns out bramble refers to the Pixel 4a (5G). As you probably already know, the Snapdragon 765G has an integrated 5G modem, and now it seems like the same chip will be powering both the not-so-flagship Pixel 5 and the midtier Pixel 4a (5G).
What would set the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a (5g) apart?
Now, it's a little hard to fathom why Google would want its high-end and midrange devices to offer the same core specs. At the same time, it sounds like a smart strategy. Per a report, the Pixel 5 will sport a 120Hz screen and the company will probably equip it with more RAM and storage than the Pixel 4a (5G) too. And of course, it will likely have a better build quality and more capable camera system.
The code snippets have also revealed that the Pixel 4a will be powered by the Snapdragon 730, which is something we have heard before as well, so no surprises there.
As for the Pixel 5, last we heard Google is still finalizing details and everything we have heard so far about it is subject to change. We do think that the company will retire the Soli Radar sensor and focus on the basics.
This story is part of:Google Pixel 4a leaks (15 updates)
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