- Google originally planned to launch the Pixel 5 with its Tensor chipset.
- Google decided against this due to various issues, YouTuber Marques Brownlee claimed.
The new Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are the first phones with the firm’s Tensor processor, marking a major departure from the years-long reliance on Android SoC kingpin Qualcomm.
However, it turns out that Google originally wanted last year’s Pixel 5 to be equipped with a Tensor chipset instead. The news comes from “conversations” that YouTuber Marques Brownlee had with Google representatives (skip to 29:41 in the video below).