As we reported yesterday, Google’s April update for Pixel 5 includes some minor fixes, as well as a major update for gamers. It has now been confirmed that the update “substantially doubles” the GPU performance of the Pixel 5.
You may have missed it last year when the phone was launched, but it was reported that the Pixel 5’s GPU performance was far behind other phones using the same Snapdragon 765G chipset. It does not make much of a difference in daily tasks, but it was a limitation that those who played even a little demanding mobile games certainly felt.
AnAndTech reported rather pitiful numbers earlier this year when comparing the Pixel 5 with countless other Android smartphones, even lags well behind the three-generation old Galaxy S1
In a Twitter thread, the outlet’s Andrei F confirmed that the security update in April has done wonders for Pixel 5’s GPU performance. He says that performance has “mainly doubled” and is now in line with other Snapdragon 765G smartphones. This is good news for Pixel 5 owners, and the same improvement should also applies to Pixel 4a 5G, although it has not been tested yet.
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