- Tram Ho
Instead of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors as usual, the newly launched Pixel 6 series is equipped with new Tensor processors designed by Google. This is also the first time that Google’s own smartphone line is equipped with a mobile processor designed by the company itself.
Not much is known about this processor, except for some leaked reports from internal Google documents that say it is codenamed “WhiteChapel” and “GS101”. In addition, Samsung is said to be helping Google in developing Tensor with its new manufacturing process.
But according to a report from Dutch news site GalaxyClub, Samsung’s influence on Tensor goes deeper than that. Most likely, Tensor is a previously rumored Exynos processor from Samsung, the Exynos 9855.
Last year, a report said that Samsung is developing two high-end Exynos chipsets – Exynos 9855 and Exynos 9925 – in which the Exynos 9925 will use AMD’s GPU. Meanwhile, GalaxyClub’s report says that the Exynos 9855 also has a codename of “Whitechapel” – exactly the same as the alleged code name of the Tensor chip as previously rumored. So, it is more likely that Google’s Tensor SoC is Samsung’s Exynos 9855 that has never been introduced before.
However, there are not many detailed specifications about this processor. But based on its numbering, it can be seen that the performance of Exynos 9855 is between Exynos 9840 (or Exynos 2100 on Galaxy S21) and Exynos 9925 (expected to appear on Galaxy S22 as Exynos 2200 next year). .
Some other reports show that this Tensor SoC is manufactured on Samsung’s 5nm LPE process, which is equivalent to the process used to manufacture the Exynos 2100 chip on the Galaxy S21. Based on the code numbering, it is likely that Tensor has slightly better performance than the Exynos 9840 – or Exynos 2100.
If this is true, Google’s Tensor SoC processor will still deliver high-end performance, equivalent to Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 being equipped on current flagship devices. In addition, it is impossible not to mention AI advancements that are likely to be equipped by Google on this Tensor processor. Let’s wait and see what the combination of these two giants Samsung and Google will bring in the future.
Refer to SamMobile
Source : Genk