After a lot of news about the OnePlus Z that may or may not be coming this July, we head in a different direction. While we do know that the device is coming with an SD 765G, there are other implications. The reason they go for a 765G is for the performance to power to price ratio. As a plus, since we are approaching the 5G era, the SoC comes with an in-built 5G chip. So it works as a win-win situation. Now, according to some of the reports and rumors, people believe that the next generation of Google Pixel may be supporting the same chip. 9to5Google reports this here.
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Why may this be though? Firstly, we have to see the current situation for Google devices. It is true that these devices are truly flagship phones. With excellent hardware and an industry-standard camera, a Pixel is really a wonderful device. Lately though, in the last few iterations of the device, there have been some major flaws. It is just that Samsung and OnePlus have all made such standards for the industry that these smartphones from Google, except for the price tag, do not really bring much to the table. The Pixel 4 came with a sub-par design that looked quite dated. The huge notch and the lack of a big enough battery meant that the phone was quite mediocre. After all, there is only so much that people can sacrifice for that camera. Plus, the huge price tag.
We look at how Google did it before, with its devices such as the Google Nexus and Galaxy Nexus. While these phones weren’t the kings of their era in terms of performance, they gave an excellent experience for the price. Not to mention, they were just different and free of any strings, unlike other phones. Perhaps this is the approach that Google should bring to the table as well. And they are, apparently.
With the SD 765G, Google will affectively reduce its price and offer much more with the reduced cost. Not to mention, we saw how much people loved the Pixel 3a. The camera and the cheap price tag made it irresistible. Perhaps this would be the next thing for Google’s flagship too. Aiming for the upper mid-tier category doesn’t seem half bad. After all, there are very few people who count the number of cores and clock speeds on their devices.