Google’s Nexus and Pixel smartphones typically come with flagship hardware, and given their pure Android experience, they are pretty attractive devices. Unfortunately, if you were hoping that this year’s Pixel 5 will be packing some high-end hardware, think again because the rumors are suggesting otherwise.
According to a report from Android Central, it appears that this year’s Pixel 5 smartphone will not be coming with high-end hardware. Instead of being powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, it seems that the handset will be packing the Snapdragon 765G chipset.
It will also apparently be sporting a 6-inch display, making it smaller than the Pixel 4 XL’s 6.3-inch screen, but it will be retaining the 90Hz refresh rate. As to why Google is not including higher-end specs, it is possible that they want to keep the price of the phone competitive.
Phones these days, especially flagships, are crossing the $1,000 mark and by giving the phone mid-range hardware, Google could price it a bit more competitively and appeal to a wider audience. We are starting to see that mid-rangers are gaining more appeal these days, so perhaps that’s the market that Google is hoping to capture. Take this with a grain of salt, but check back with us in September because that’s when the Pixel 5 is expected to be announced.
Source: Android Central