The AI Benchmark performance test database clearly collects a Google Pixel 5 with Snapdragon 765G, a very important reference that reinforces the rumors that we had seen in recent months, and that practically took for granted that this terminal it will not use a Snapdragon 865 SoC.
In case someone has been lost or does not remember said information I will give you a summary with the most important keys: Google would have decided to “pass” the Snapdragon 865 due to the high cost it represents, since we are facing a very expensive chip that also needs the addition of a Snapdragon X55 modem to enable the 5G connection, which ends up increasing its price even more.
If we look at it from that perspective it is clear that a Google Pixel 5 with Snapdragon 765G makes a lot of sense, but there is an important problem, and that is that, as we saw at the time in this article, said SoC not even capable of matching the performance of a Snapdragon 845, which means that it would be a new generation terminal that would not surpass, in raw performance at the SoC level, the Google Pixel 3.
Google Pixel 5 with Snapdragon 765G, would it really be a problem?
I think that is the key question we must ask ourselves at this point, and I must say that the answer is quite clear: for most users no, it wouldn’t be a real problem.
Today a Google Pixel 5 smartphone with Snapdragon 765G would have everything you need in terms of performance and connectivity to cover without problems. the needs of any average user, and the difference in many applications, compared to a Snapdragon 865, would be minimal, or even non-existent.
Obviously the power of both chips is very different, and in terms of marketing it is clear that it is not the same to advertise a new smartphone that includes Qualcomm’s most powerful SoC than another that is equipped with a mid-range solution, but if we focus in the real experience of use those differences are clearly diluted.
Launching a Google Pixel 5 with Snapdragon 765G would therefore have a positive side and a negative side. This terminal would not have a top-of-the-range SoC and would fit within what we can consider as mid-high range, but in return, its sale price could be much more reasonable.
With the Google Pixel 4a we have been pleasantly surprised, since it is a mid-range terminal that offers a fairly solid value for what it costs, especially thanks to the excellent photographic quality it offers. If Google decides to follow that same approach and prioritize the quality-price binomial with the Pixel 5 I think it’s great. What would be a mistake is to launch a Google Pixel 5 with Snapdragon 765G at an exorbitant price, let’s hope this does not happen.