Earlier this month, Google announced the upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Tensor
announced that it will be powered by a specially created chipset called . The announcement sparked rumors that the search giant has lost its long-standing reliance on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, which powered its previous Pixel phones.
Now, a new news from Reuters shows that Google will work with Samsung instead of Qualcomm for the 5G modem to be used for Pixel 6 devices to be sold in the United States. It can be said that this news is not a surprise, as Google is gradually moving away from Qualcomm. In fact, Google and Samsung are collaborating on various aspects of the next-gen Pixel phones, including the software components.
Google’s alleged subsidiary with the South Korean tech giant marks major growth for Samsung’s modem technology as the firm will bring its cellular connectivity hardware to the United States, where Qualcomm is the dominant player. It is also a known fact that Samsung relies on Qualcomm to supply chips and modems for the US versions of its smartphones.
In addition, this news indicates that Samsung’s 5G modem to mmWave contact and Google’s previously confirmed that the latest high-end smartphones will also support this high frequency band. However, both Google and Samsung remain silent about the news. . .