Back in March, we discovered a report indicating that the forthcoming Google Pixel 5 might not deliver the typical flagship experience we’ve become used to.

Specifically , the report indicated that the phone would not have a Qualcomm 800-series Snapdragon chipset and would have a mid-range processor instead. Now, we’ve got even more proof to support the argument that XDA Developers. While it’s not 100 percent clear which processor the Google Pixel 5 will use, it’s increasingly likely that the processor won’t be the flagship this year, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Since we recently found a rumor suggesting the Pixel 5 entry price could be as low as $699, all signs point to the new Pixel stepping out of the traditional premium territory and entering something more like “premium midranger” territory.

Maybe the SD765?

Through some complicated code-sleuthing, XDA has been able to determine that it is very unlikely that the Snapdragon 865 will be in the Google Pixel 5. It was not, however, able to decide exactly what processor would be in the phone instead, with some certainty. XDA ‘s guess based on the evidence available is that the new Pixel could include a Snapdragon 765. This would align very well with the telephone’s expected price and also allow the 5G-capable Pixel 5, which Google would need to remain competitive with.

However, the SD765 also has two different processors: the Snapdragon 765 G and the Snapdragon 768G. The former is the processor’s gaming-centered version, while the latter is a slightly improved variant of that. Because all three are using the same sockets and software, Google could (theoretically) offer any of them in the Google Pixel 5 without having to alter much in software and hardware matters.

It can not be stressed enough that, at the moment, this is all rumor and speculation. All we know for certain at this point is that there is plenty of evidence to suggest that there will be no SD865 in the Google Pixel 5 and the likely replacement would be an SD765/765G/768 for that.