After teasing the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch at the I/O 2022 conference in May, Google announced yesterday that there will be a Pixel hardware event on October 6. Furthermore, Google has also stated that their new Pixel smartphones will be powered by the second generation “Tensor G2” chip.
The “Google Tensor” chip recently made its debut in the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, and then the Pixel 6a. With 8 cores and a Mali-G78 MP20 GPU, the Google Tensor SoC has been developed which uses a 5nm process. The Google-designed smartphone chip was built by Google and Samsung using Google’s machine intelligence to outperform CPUs like the Exynos.
A reference to the “Google Tensor G2” processor used by the Pixel 7 has been added to the device’s updated official site. If Google’s record continues from this year, we should expect the Tensor G2 to be included in both the Pixel 7a and any foldable devices the company releases next year. Google claims that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro use the Tensor G2 SoC for image and video processing as well as improve security and voice recognition.
For those who have forgotten, Google’s first custom-built SoC was internally designated GS101, but has since been referred to simply as the Google Tensor processor. Since last November, we’ve known that Google’s upcoming Pixel phones will use a second-generation Tensor chip called the “GS201”.
However, the company’s branding strategy for the new hardware is unclear. Google has been somewhat quiet on the Pixel 7’s software, just showing off the appearance of the device, so hopefully these are indications of what we can expect to hear at next month’s event.
The Tensor G2 is said to use Samsung’s 4nm LPE process, has 2 x Cortex X1, 2 x Cortex A78 and 4x Cortex A55 cores and the AnTuTu running score is expected to cross 800,000.
Rumors suggest that Google is still working on the Face Unlock feature for the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, so the word “security” could refer to it, or it could refer to a more general security upgrade unlike previous Pixel phones. .
Google listing page mention,
Google Tensor G2, more power to Pixel. With next-gen Google Tensor processors, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will bring even more helpful, personalized features for photos, videos, security and speech recognition.