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Pixel 5a 5G Likely to Feature Same Chipset As Last Year’s Pixel 4a 5G

- Updated: 22nd Apr 2021, 09:55 IST
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    Google Pixel 5a 5G Leaks Reveals Chipset Details

If we recall, Google confirmed the launch of the Pixel 5a 5G later this year. However, the date of launch still remains a mystery. Some reports suggest that it will likely power on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, as per a report. Additionally, it is the same chip that powers the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a 5G that launched last year. Although reports also suggest it will most likely be a mid-range budget.

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On the other hand, other reports also point towards a flagship Google Pixel 6 — successor to Pixel 5 — is also coming. 9to5Google reports that there are multiple references to the codename “Barbet” — which is apparently a codename for the Pixel 5a 5G. Let’s take a look at the device specifications and other leaked details.

Google Pixel 5a 5G Leaks Reveals Chipset Details

In the latest Android 12 developer preview, there are mentions of the device with its codename Barbet. The references are alongside the model number “sm7250”. This model number is apparently a part number of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. Interestingly, this chipset is just as the same as Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel5.

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Earlier this month, a report that the Pixel 5a 5G is not canceled. It will be available later this year in the US and Japan. However, Google has not confirmed an upcoming India launch for the device. Although a previous tip claims that it surfaced on BIS listing – suggesting an Indian launch.

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However, this is the only information we know about Pixel 5a 5G. Meanwhile, a previous report claims that Google is developing its own SoC for the Pixel 6. It’s being referred to internally as ‘GS101′ Whitechapel SoC. The processor is apparently in co-developement with Samsung. Whitechapel is apparently the codename of the chip, but the company may call it something completely different commercially.