Google is leaving Snapdragon behind for the forthcoming Pixel 6, reports Reuters, quoting insider sources. For all previous generations of the Pixel series, Google has adhered to Qualcomm as the sole manufacturer of its Snapdragon processors, yet additionally its modem chips. The Pixel 5 as of now sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, and the Snapdragon Qualcomm X52 modem empowering 5G connectivity.
The Qualcomm chip dependence isn’t surprising, as the U.S. comprises one of Google’s biggest client bases, and for a very long time, Qualcomm has held a tight imposing business model over remote chip innovation in the country. All cell phones inside the United States have been manufactured only with Qualcomm modem chips, a reality that turned out to be significantly more unmistakable with the rise of 5G.
This is partially on the grounds that out of the lone three 5G modem chipmakers on the planet, Qualcomm has the best 5G systems administration innovation, utilizing a variation called Millimeter Wave (MMW) which can currently harness the fastest speeds on 5G networks.
Qualcomm was additionally first to the remote scene and holds various CDMA licenses, making it undeniably difficult for potential competitors to move toward them before the 5G frontier.
After Qualcomm, the other two 5G-fit chip manufacturers are MediaTek, a Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company, and Samsung. The last has been fostering its own modem tech for longer than 10 years, and has been utilizing it all alone cell phones inside Europe and Asia from that point onward, albeit those chips never came to the United States.
It appears to be one of Samsung’s new Exynos 5G modems—to be specific the Exynos 5123—has developed far enough to draw in Google’s business, in any case, if the numerous bits of gossip demonstrate right.
Despite debuting in 2019, the 5G multi-mode Exynos 5123 modem is all around cutting edge, supporting sub-6GHz and up to 256-QAM in Millimeter Wave for both uplink and downlink.
This is truly a historic breakthrough in the versatile modem chip industry, likewise with Samsung’s Exynos 5123, the Pixel 6 will turn into the absolute first cell phone in the United States to include a non-Qualcomm remote modem, breaking Qualcomm’s cross country imposing business model—from 3G to LTE and 5G—interestingly.
This is likewise going to be adifferent kind of breakthrough for Samsung, as this is the first occasion when we will be seeing its Exynos modem chip in a non-Samsung telephone.
The modem chip isn’t the solitary Samsung part that we’ll be seeing on the Pixel 6. In actuality, the length to which Google has gone to embrace Samsung’s innovation for its most recent Pixel leader has made some presume a collaboration between the two tech goliaths—despite the fact that when questioned, both have kept mum on the subject.
Aside from the modem, the showcase, camera, and processor of the Pixel 6 will likewise highlight Samsung tech.
In some previously leaked code, the fundamental camera was uncovered to be either the GN1 or the more present day GN2 ISOCELL sensor by Samsung.
The presentation is likewise said to accompany a Samsung-produced 6.4-inch 90Hz AMOLED screen (basically for the standard Pixel 6; the Pixel 6 Pro may conceivably accompany a LG-marked P-OLED screen all things considered).
What’s more, the SoC, the core of the coming cell phone, is set to be the 5-nanometer Tensor chipset, which is indeed planned by Google, however whose creation will be entirely taken care of by—you got it, Samsung.