We haven’t heard much about the Pixel 6 or Pixel 5a from Google yet, but we have a good idea of the processor that could power smartphones – and we’ve seen it in the new Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G before. Indeed, the Pixel 6 or Pixel 5a from Google could use the new Snapdragon 780G from Qualcomm, a chip with very attractive characteristics.
This recently announced Xiaomi smartphone was the first to include the Snapdragon 780G processor, which is a successor to the Snapdragon 765G included in the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. It is therefore a prime candidate for future Google models.
If this is indeed the chip that will power Google’s new smartphones, we can place high hopes for smartphone performance. While I haven’t been able to get my hands on the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G yet, the Snapdragon 780G it contains is a 5nm etched chip, like the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 888.
The Snapdragon 780G consists of Kryo 670 CPU cores and the Adreno 642 GPU. This makes it more power-efficient and around 40% more powerful than the previous Snapdragon 765G. Much of this is because the Snapdragon 765G was built on a 7nm process, so it was bigger and consumed more power. In the Snapdragon 780G, Qualcomm also has its 6th gen AI processor, which will deliver around twice the performance of the Snapdragon 768. For those who don’t know, the Snapdragon 768 was actually an overclocked 765G chipset.
Of course, it supports 5G and should allow improvements in photography as well, with, for example, a new low-light architecture that is designed to help night shots.
Good news for Google?
A number of sites have suggested that this could be the processor used in the Pixel 5a and Pixel 6, and this is a logical assumption, although it should be noted that there is no real evidence that it is. ‘is the processor that will be used. In fact, we previously heard that the Pixel 6 might be powered by the Snapdragon 775 – but that processor hasn’t been announced yet and might not be real, so the 780G is now a better guess.
It’s also possible that the Pixel 6 has a high-end processor like the Snapdragon 888, rather than a mid-range. After all, before the Pixel 5, these smartphones had high-end power. Qualcomm expects to see smartphones with the Snapdragon 780G processor inside, arriving in the second quarter, which begins today.