At the Google I/O 2022 developer conference in June this year, Google released and displayed a series of products, which talked about the new generation of flagship smartphones Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro to be released this year. It will be equipped with a second-generation self-developed SoC, but not too many details have been disclosed.
At present, on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Google has abandoned the Qualcomm solution that it has been using, and has adopted the self-developed Tensor chip, which is manufactured by Samsung’s 5nm process. Google is rumored to be assisted by Samsung in the development of the Tensor chip, based on the Exynos 2100. According to Sammobile, Samsung is testing several new SoCs, one of which could be a next-generation Tensor chip.
One of the SoC models tested by Samsung is S5P9865 (Zuma), which is very similar to the model of the first-generation Tensor chip (S5P9845), and there is a high probability that it may be the next-generation Tensor chip. Codenamed “Zuma”, it was tested on a development board codenamed “Ripcurrent”. In the past, it was reported that the Tensor 2 used by the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro was tested on the development board code-named “Cloudripper”, so the Tensor chip exposed this time may also be the SoC used in next year’s Pixel 8 series products.
In addition to the next-generation Tensor chip, there is also an SoC with a model number of S5E8835. According to Samsung’s model naming rules, it should be the SoC for mid-range Galaxy series smartphones, guessed to be used to replace the existing Exynos 1280, most likely to be launched as Exynos 1380, and used in some mid-range Galaxy series smartphones in 2023.