PBKreviews unveiled a disassembly video of Google’s Pixel 8 Pro

On October 8th, digital influencer “PBKreviews” unveiled a disassembly video of Google Pixel 8 Pro. It appears Google, in a bid to amplify its promotional endeavors, granted select reviewers and tech aficionados early access to this device.

The Pixel 8 Pro is powered by Google’s proprietary Tensor G3 SoC, flaunting a 9-core CPU that integrates 1 Cortex-X3, 4 Cortex-A715, and 4 Cortex-A510 cores. Complementing this, the GPU showcases a 10-core Mali-G710 architecture, boasting ray-tracing capabilities. However, the Tensor G3, manufactured by Samsung using the 4LPP process, has raised eyebrows concerning its power efficiency. Thus, there’s burgeoning curiosity about the thermal management system embedded in the Pixel 8 Pro.

Regrettably, despite the looming thermal concerns, the disassembly video revealed that the Pixel 8 Pro doesn’t utilize a vapor chamber for cooling. Instead, to augment thermal dissipation, Google has strategically positioned a substantial copper plate and graphite layer atop the device’s chipset and memory.

While vapor chambers can substantially enhance a phone’s cooling efficiency, they invariably inflate both the device’s design cost and thickness. Drawing a parallel to Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra, even the incorporation of a vapor chamber failed to rectify the overheating issues triggered by the Exynos 2200 and the first-generation Snapdragon 8 mobile platform. Hence, the thermal efficacy of the Pixel 8 Pro remains contingent upon the heat output of the Tensor G3 SoC.

In terms of reparability, PBKreviews awarded the device a commendable score of 7 out of 10, on par with the iPhone 15 Pro. The reviewer opined that the Pixel 8 Pro’s motherboard and camera modules are remarkably compact, rendering the disassembly process more intricate.

The Google Pixel 8 Pro is slated for an official release this week. Its salient selling points revolve around advanced artificial intelligence features and its robust imaging system. For a more in-depth evaluation, one can stay tuned to PBKreviews.