Google Pixel 5 Benchmark Leak Confirms Snapdragon 765G And 8GB RAM
However, Google has yet to reveal its Pixel 5 flagship and has only confirmed that it will be coming this fall along with the Pixel 4a (5G). But that hasn't stopped the Pixel 5 from showing up at AI Benchmark, and its appearance confirms previous reporting that we've featured on the smartphone.
According to the AI Benchmark listing, the Pixel 5 is rocking a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC and 8GB of RAM. For comparison, the Pixel 4a features the lower-end Snapdragon 730G with 6GB of RAM. While the Snapdragon 765G is a potent SoC complete with an integrated 5G modem, it's not flagship-caliber.
It has been reported that Google has been looking to combat the fast-rising prices of flagship Android smartphones with the Pixel 5. Devices like the OnePlus 8 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20 start at $899 and $999 respectively, primarily due to the need for the two-chip Snapdragon 865/Snapdragon X55 solution. Google is likely looking to offer many of the features that we’ve come to expect from flagship smartphones – including 5G support and a 120Hz display – while taking a pass on the outright performance crown.
Whether that will be a winning combination for Google will largely depend on how much the Pixel 5 will cost when it [likely] launches in October. The Pixel 4a is $349, while the upcoming Pixel 4a (5G) will be priced from $499. If Google can price the Pixel 5 anywhere in the $549 to $649 price range, it could have a hit on its hands for those that like plenty of high-end features, but don’t necessarily need to have the fastest smartphone on the block.