Google had previously announced that it would introduce the Pixel 6 series handsets to its proprietary Tensor processor, but now it looks like the company plans to use Samsung’s Exynos 5123 modem to equip its devices.
In addition to the smartphone processor market, Qualcomm also dominates the modem chip market that connects the device. Now, however, the American company seems to be slowly losing control. According to new reports, Google, which has so far used Qualcomm processors for its handsets, intends to discard not only these chips, but also the modems of its former handsets. in this report Is charged The search engine giant plans to launch its future flagship phones with the Samsung Exynos 5123 modem.
All US handsets now use Qualcomm modems for wireless connectivity. However, if the Pixel 6 series uses a Samsung modem, it will be a big improvement and for the first time, Qualcomm’s monopoly on the market will be broken.
This will also be an important development for Samsung, as it is the first time the South Korean giant Exynos modem chip has been used in a phone other than Samsung. The Exynos 5123 modem is very advanced and, according to Samsung, supports almost all communication networks.
Although this has not been officially confirmed by the search engine giant, it seems that the company has partnered with Samsung for the Pixel 6 series handsets, as Samsung’s name appears on almost every major component. Earlier it was reported that the new Google Tensor processor will be one of the unannounced chips of Samsung (Exynos 9855). In addition to the 5G processor and modem, the Pixel 6 series display and camera are also made by Samsung.
Google has not yet revealed the full specifications of its upcoming handsets, but has confirmed some key details. The Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch + Full HD display with a refresh rate of 90 Hz, and the Pro version has a 6.7-inch + QHD display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The back panel of the standard model has a dual camera, while the Pixel 6 Pro uses a triple camera module.
Google will probably release the full specifications of these smartphones as well as the tensor chip with the official introduction of the Pixel 6 series in the coming autumn. The handsets are expected to be sold in 10 countries.