Pixel 5 Series: Google Pixel 5 and 5 XL Not To Feature Snapdragon 865

There were already some leakages about the next Google Pixel model in APK teardown by Cstark_27 on Twitter. That was about the camera features. It is already rumored that there will be a 4k 60fps video recording feature that will include in Pixel for the first time. The new one is that the upcoming Pixel 4a or next year’s Pixel phones may not be true flagship phones.

News from the unofficial sources shows that new Pixel models will run in Snapdragon 765G instead of 864. In the camera APK tear down, two of the files were found under the name “photo_pixel_2020_config” and “photo_pixel_2020_mid range_config”.

These names assumed as the references to Pixel $a and Pixel 5 series. Because, when Pixel 3a and Pixel 4 got launched they used this type of reference for them. Those names were “photo_pixel_2019_config” and “photo_pixel_2019_mid range_config”.

More Rumors About Pixel’s Flagship Models

Bramble and Red-fin are the two terminologies of Google for their 2020 flagship models. These facts are also got from the investigation of Cstark_27. It is still not clear about many things.

Is Google planning to launch more mid range models than flagships like pixel 4a in 2020? Or are they were just simple code names for internal uses.

The latest reports say that the company is planning to eschew flagship models this year with both 5 and 5XL series of Pixel. The good news is that both models will support 5G. However, It is happening due to the integrated 5G modem in the Snapdragon 765G

If these rumors become true. It will be an exit strategy from the company’s traditional direction so far. The biggest draw of Google’s Pixel is its software.

The company can easily pull off many of the unchanged camera features achieved in the Pixel series. That will be very less expensive for them. We have to wait for official announcements to get a figure about the models and their price features.