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Google Tensor SoC Will Use 5nm Process; Samsung To Manufacture

- Updated: 5th Aug 2021, 10:17 IST
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Google silently unveiled the Pixel 6 series earlier this week. The Pixel 6 Pro was launched with the normal Pixel 6 after the manufacturer dropped the “XL” name. Both smartphones feature a brand-new design and top-of-the-line internal components. The Google Tensor chip is one of the new Pixel phones’ attractions. The Google-developed custom processor is said to improve the camera, speech recognition, and many other Pixel 6 features. Although Google does not go into great depth about the chip, some information about Tensor has surfaced on the internet.

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Google Tensor

Google Tensor is a 5nm chip is being manufactured by Samsung, according to WCCF Tech. The current flagship CPUs, such as the Snapdragon 888 SoC and the Exynos 2100 SoC, are mass-produced using the same method. It implies that, while Tensor will be powerful, it’ll also be more power-efficient than the 7nm technology used in the Pixel 5 series. Of course, real-world tests will determine how well Google’s custom silicon compares to Qualcomm and Samsung’s offerings.

Google Tensor SoC Will Use 5nm Process; Samsung To Manufacture

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However, it is believed to be slower than the top-of-the-line chips from competitors. It was previously speculated that Google’s own CPU will be as powerful as Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870, which is more than capable of handling demanding tasks. The GPU’s specifications are yet unknown. Tensor is expected to be paired with a Mali-G78 GPU, which is also included in the Exynos 2100.

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In the near future, we expect to learn more about Tensor. One thing is certain: Tensor chips will only be used in Google’s own phones. To see what this processor can achieve, you’ll need to get your hands on one of the new Pixels.