Today, PhoneArena came in with an interesting statement, saying the Google Pixel 5 gave up the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 flagship platform and instead chose the Snapdragon 768G
Currently, most smartphones are quite more expensive than they used to be. Mainly because of the fact that they come with 5G connectivity(which are expensive), and those with the flagship Snapdragon 865 are even more expensive. The main reason is that phone manufacturers needs to get a separate X55 modem from Qualcomm to use the snapdragon 865 in thier phone, and pay for extra antennas if they want the phone to support the fast mmWave 5G networks like Verizon's.
But It seems google is trying to avoid selling expensive phones this year, so they have decided to use the snapdragon 768G instaed of the snapdragon 865, just so that the consumers can afford it.
Google choosing the Snapdragon 768G is actually not a bad idea. The chip is based on a 7nm process and uses Qualcomm Kryo 475 CPU Prime cores. Also the clock frequency is up to 2.8GHz, which is an improvement from the 2.4GHz of the Snapdragon 765G. The chip comes with an Adreno 620 GPU. Its performance is 15% higher than that of the 765G. And the graphics card on this SoC supports Adreno’s updateable GPU driver, which is actually the first 7 series SoC to do so.
On the network side of things, it has the same X52 5G Modem with support for 100MHz sub-6 bandwidth and an additional 4xMIMO for low bandwidth connections. It also features a dual-mode SA/NSA 5G connectivity. In addition, it has improved Wi-Fi 6 connectivity with 2.4GHz and 5GHz simultaneously and extends support to Bluetooth 5.2 version compared to 5.0 in its older 765G.