Google is expected to launch the Pixel 8 series in October, and the phones will be powered by the Tensor G3 chipset based on the yet-to-be-released Exynos 2400. And with all eyes on the 2023 flagships, a report on X — formerly Twitter — suggests the chipset will power the 2024 Google Pixel 9 phones. He shed some light on it.
If all the rumors are correct, the Tensor G4 will be very similar to the G3 – the CPU will use a Cortex-X4 unit, A720 and A520 cores, the GPU will be an Immortalis-G715. Since the agreement with TSMC fell through due to “low volume”, the SoC will be produced by the Samsung Foundry.
The Tensor G4 is reportedly contracted to build on the 4LPP+ process, which is a step up from the 4LPP node for the Tensor G3. It is not yet clear what difference the Plus will bring, as Samsung has not provided specifics on the new 4nm process from its current 4nm EUV technology.
Details are scarce, and the whole story is shrouded in a cloud of speculation, unless the foundry and systems-on-chip are unknown. Still, Google’s commitment can be read as proof that Samsung Foundry has finally found a way to produce chipsets that don’t overheat, making them more attractive to phone companies and consumers, including Exynos platforms.