We have already seen some news about the future generation of high-performance smartphones from Google for a few months and, with everything we already know so far, expectations that were already lukewarm due to limitations and cuts in features such as the Soli radar (which already had great hope for innovation before launching with the Pixel 4) get even colder with new information.
As well as it was already revealed in March, new indications now support the rumors that the new Pixel 5 may be announced by Google as an intermediate smartphone, completely leaving aside the commitment to be a flagship to the height of competitors such as iPhone 11 Pro, Galaxy S20, Mi 10, Xperia 1 Mark II and several others.
A member of the XDA forum found that the EUICCGoogle APK pre-installed on Android 11 Developer Preview 4 has references that further reinforce the presence of the Snapdragon 765 on the Pixel 5. According to the information, a line of code that revealed the presentation of the modem “g7250” – codename for Qualcomm’s already mentioned intermediate chipset (which can also be called Snapdragon 765G), is associated with the codenames bramble and redfin.
It is important to remember that in January this year, three codenames for Google smartphones emerged: sunfish, bramble and redfin. As the announcement of Pixel 3a’s successor approaches, it becomes increasingly obvious that the codename sunfish is, in fact, for the Pixel 4a with Snapdragon 730. That said, the bramble and redfin models remain the new flagship pair. Pixel 5, but with Snapdragon 765 processor.
That way, Google would be determined not to announce a smartphone equipped with the powerful Snapdragon 865 this year and, thus, would give up the high performance sector to give total focus to intermediaries, betting on features such as camera software and smooth operating system to call attention, but would that be enough to attract potential buyers or users of the most powerful models from Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi and other major competitors? That’s what we’ll see.