Google is gearing up to unveil the Pixel 8 series in October, with these devices set to be powered by the Tensor G3 chipset, which is based on the upcoming Exynos 2400 processor. While anticipation surrounds the 2023 flagship releases, a recent report on X (formerly Twitter) has shed some light on the prospective chipset that will drive the 2024 Google Pixel 9 smartphones.
If the rumors are to be believed, the Tensor G4 is expected to bear a striking resemblance to its predecessor, the G3. It is anticipated that the CPU will incorporate a single Cortex-X4 unit, A720, and A520 cores, while the GPU is set to be the Immortalis-G715. Samsung Foundry has been chosen as the manufacturer for this chipset, after a previous deal with TSMC fell apart due to issues with low production volumes.
Reportedly, the Tensor G4 will be built using the 4LPP+ process, which represents a step beyond the 4LPP node used for the Tensor G3. The specific enhancements brought by the “Plus” designation are yet to be revealed, as Samsung has not officially disclosed details about this new 4nm process, which differs from the current 4nm EUV technology.
While information remains somewhat scarce, and both the foundry and the system-on-chip remain unannounced, Google’s commitment to this endeavor could be interpreted as a sign that Samsung Foundry has potentially resolved the challenges related to chipset overheating. This development could make them a more appealing choice for smartphone manufacturers and consumers alike.
Tensor G4 uses Cortex X4, A720, and A520 cores, along with Immortalis-G715, and it’s manufactured using the Samsung Foundry 4LPP+ process (the same process as Exynos 2400).
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) September 19, 2023