Google the day before announced an updated duo of Pixel smartphones and the Pixel Watch.The latter work on the processor Samsung Exynos, but the smartphone again received their own processor Google Tensor, but the second generation.The main advantage of the Tensor G2 before the first generation chip was more efficient work with tasks based on artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.Image source: store.google.comThe hardware changes for the most part evolutionary: the novelty received the same two high-performance cores Arm Cortex X1, two performance Cortex-A78 (in Tensor G1 were A76), and a quartet of economical Cortex-A55, which were also present in last year's processor.The clock frequency of some cores has increased, but otherwise it is the same set that was used in the Pixel 6 smartphones.In addition, there is a new graphics subsystem: instead of Arm Mali-G78 came more powerful Mali-G710.The main attention of Google, most likely, paid to the part of the platform, which is developed by the company - tensor cores, responsible for working with AI algorithms.The company has not yet given all the details, but noted that the system Tensor G2 has a \"new generation of its own TPU\" - in some tasks, it works 60% faster and 20% more efficiently.In particular, twice accelerated the work of the functions of light correction Night Sight, sharpness Face Unblur and intelligent scaling Super Res (up to 30-fold increase in the Pixel 7 Pro).Evolutionary changes processor - it is not always bad, believe journalists resource TechCrunch, because Google engineers now know more about its features.And when you consider that the new phones offer up to 72 hours of battery life, such a compromise is perfectly acceptable.So is the Titan M2 security chip, which was migrated unchanged to the Pixel 7 from last year's models.
The Pixel 7 series smartphones are set to premiere on October 6 in New York, and Google has already announced that the next generation flagship smartphones will use another version of its proprietary single-chip platform - Tensor G2.Image source: 9to5googleThe Google Tensor mobile platform debuted last year as the basis for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro smartphones, and later appeared in the Pixel 6a.The chip was developed by Google in collaboration with Samsung.Similar in some aspects to Exynos solutions, the processor received advanced machine learning and AI capabilities thanks to the Google team.It is known that the first version of the chipset was codenamed GS101, but Google calls it exclusively Tensor.It was reported that the second generation will receive the code GS201, but under what name the solution will enter the market, remained unknown until recently.Now Google has officially announced that on October 6 will premiere the Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, as well as the Google Watch and other products.One of Google's pages has a reference to the Tensor G2 used in the Pixel 7.Thus, the official name is now known.If the company follows this year's pattern, not only the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be built on the new platform, but also probably the more affordable Pixel 7a and possibly the flexible Pixel Fold, about which there are only rumors so far.According to the developer, the chipset provides \"even more useful, personalized features for photo, video, security and voice recognition.\" It is possible that in this way Google hints at the specifics of next month's premiere, during which will be presented not only smartphones and other hardware, but also, perhaps, software.For example, in the context of \"security\" it may be about the function of unlocking smartphones by face, which, according to some reports, was actively developed for the Pixel seventh series.However, it is possible that this is just an ordinary security update.Earlier it was reported that in Russia there were numerous failures in the work of Google services.The only way to combat them so far is called the use of VPN.
South Korean media again published information that Google will order the production of the next-generation Tensor single-crystal platform (Cloudripper GS201) from Samsung.It is expected that the chipset will be used in smartphones Google Pixel 7 series.Image source: GoogleThe specifications of the new mobile platform is still known very little.The new chip is expected to use Samsung's 4-nm process and will use PLP (panel-level packaging) - a fairly rare variant that uses a square wafer instead of a round one in chip production, reducing waste and production costs.The current, first-generation Tensor chipset, codenamed Whitechapel, is also produced by Samsung according to the 5-nm LPE process.The model is famous for its unusual architecture, involving the use of two large cores Arm Cortex-X1 - most mobile platforms have either one such core, or none at all.Image source: ULVACGoogle said that the use of two cores X1 is more effective for constant loads of \"medium\" level, with \"heterogeneous\" calculations, including, for example, providing the camera viewport - during the work involved several heterogeneous processes.According to some reports, Samsung will begin production of new Tensor in June, and the release This is consistent with the traditional timing of the Made By Google event, during which the Pixel series flagships are usually presented.It is possible that Samsung will produce server chips for Google as well.Last year, the company announced a large recruitment of specialists to develop custom cloud and server semiconductors, although there were rumors that it would do these tasks together with Intel.While most users care little about the question of who exactly produces the new chipsets, the news may indirectly indicate some characteristics of semiconductors.Samsung's 4nm process was used to produce the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, but an improved version of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus is already being produced using a more advanced 4nm TSMC process - the new version offers lower power consumption and some performance gains over Samsung's technology.If the flagship Qualcomm 2023 will be produced exactly by TSMC, and, according to rumors, this will be the case, the less perfect mobile platform manufacturing process for Pixel 7 will give Snapdragon some head start, other things being equal, but in order to assess the final performance of competing chipsets, we will have to wait for the winter premiere of Qualcomm.
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