Details about Google’s second-generation Tensor chipset have appeared online, months before the anticipated arrival of the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro. While Google has already revealed the Pixel 7 series, it has kept many details back for a broader announcement in the autumn. Subsequently, hands-on images of a Pixel 7 Pro prototype leaked, confirming a few details about the handset and its chipset.
As information about Google Tensor 2 emerges, Google Pixel 7 Pro will debut with a more recent Samsung display. The Pixel 7 series will rely on peculiarly configured second-generation Google Tensor hardware. (Google, image source) The Pixel 7 series will rely on peculiarly configured second-generation Google Tensor hardware. (Google, image source.) Boot logs from a Pixel 7 Pro prototype, code-named GS201, reportedly revealed details about it and its second-generation Google Tensor chipset. This fall, the Pixel Watch and the Pixel 7 series will debut.
Additionally, the same logs suggest that the Google Tensor 2 (GS201) has the same core structure as its predecessor. Specifically, the second-generation SoC has ARM Cortex-A55 efficiency cores, rather the new Cortex-A510. Unfortunately, Google News has not been unable to confirm what other CPU cores feature in the Tensor 2’s 4+2+2 arrangement. Purportedly, Google will rely on TSMC’s 4 nm node though, mirroring the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. For some reason, the Pixel Watch will not launch with as advanced lithography, as we have discussed separately.
Now, Telegram channel Google News claims to have dug into the boot logs of a bricked Pixel 7 Pro, potentially the one that leaked previously. Apparently, Google has equipped the Pixel 7 Pro with a Samsung S6E3HC4 display, up from the S6E3HC3 in the Pixel 6 Pro. It remains to be seen what hardware changes Samsung S6E3HC4 contains; the display retains the 3,120 x 1,440-pixel resolution on which the Pixel 6 Pro relies.