Some time ago, Google officially released a new generation of Pixel 7 series smartphones, all equipped with the second-generation Tensor chip, namely Tensor G2. Although Google has announced the specifications of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro models, some information about the Tensor G2 is still reserved.
The Tensor G2 is Google’s second semi-custom SoC, in partnership with Samsung. Unlike many SoCs from other manufacturers, Google has not focused on absolute performance in the Tensor series but has turned to enhancements in imaging, machine learning, and security, while combining with software to enhance the experience.
It is a little surprising that Google did not use Samsung’s 4nm process on the Tensor G2, but continued to use the previous Tensor’s 5nm process. Compared with the products of Qualcomm and MediaTek, the manufacturing process is a bit behind.
In terms of craftsmanship, Google has confirmed the relevant situation to Android Authority.
The new Tensor G2 has been improved in many places, including replacing the Cortex-A76 with a Cortex-A78 on the CPU side and increasing the frequency; Mali-G710 MP7 is selected for GPU, and the performance will be improved by about 20%; the TPU has also been upgraded to process image and voice tasks faster, and it is said that the increase is about 60%. Google also says that the Tensor G2 has better power efficiency. In addition, the Tensor G2 is equipped with Samsung’s Exynos 5300 5G modem, which was confirmed at last week’s “Samsung Foundry Forum 2022”, although Samsung did not disclose specific information.