It is speculated that Google would continue working with the Korean manufacturer for its advanced manufacturing node designated for the Tensor G2 since the first-generation Tensor was produced using Samsung’s 5nm technology. It was formerly believed that Google would choose TSMC, but that is no longer the case.
It should be mentioned that Samsung offers two 4nm technologies; the first is the LPP variation and the second is the LPE variant. According to Sammobile, the Tensor G2 is mass manufactured using the 4nm LPE node rather than the LPP node, which may be because it has cheaper production costs. It’s likely that Google, which is not renowned for placing huge orders with suppliers for its Pixel smartphones, may be able to place more orders with Samsung and request better semiconductor technology if demand for the next models rises.
If Samsung does not provide Google a better deal for mass-producing the next Tensor SoCs, TSMC may consider making Pixel SoCs instead. The Tensor G2 has two Cortex-X1 cores working at 2.85GHz and two Cortex-A78 cores running at 2.35GHz. The Cortex-A55 of ARM is responsible for the remaining four cores, which operate at 1.80GHz. The Mali-G710 GPU, which has seven cores, is the GPU found in the Tensor G2.
Regarding the 5G modem, the Tensor G2 is equipped with a Samsung Exynos 5300. The baseband chip is mostly unknown, although we think it is based on the 4nm LPE architecture, making it quicker and more power-efficient than the 5G modem found in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro from a year ago. Google is now anticipated to stick with Samsung for the Pixel 8 family for the next year.
According to rumors, Google plans to manufacture the Tensor G3 utilizing Samsung’s 3nm GAA technology since it offers several benefits. When compared to the manufacturer’s 5nm technology, Samsung promises that next-generation chips would use up to 45 percent less power, perform 23 percent better, and have a 16 percent smaller surface area.
We will inform you as soon as we get official confirmation from either of the corporations, which has not yet surfaced.