Fast Charge: Ditching the flagship chipset is right for the Pixel 5

Rumours have once again swirled that the forthcoming Pixel 5 will ditch the typical flagship internals for a more modest, mid-range chipset.

According to a tweet from Android Police’s Editor-in-Chief David Ruddock, along with numerous other internet rumours, the next flagship from Google won’t use the top-end Snapdragon 865 chipset, with the phone instead getting its power from a Snapdragon 765.

The news that Google’s Pixel 5 won’t use the same super-fast chip as the Samsung Galaxy S20 and OnePlus 8 Pro probably hit those who value benchmark scores above everything hard but, in reality, this move makes a lot of sense.

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