A new report today claims that the next-generation Tensor processor that Google promised the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro at I/O 2022 would once more be made by Samsung.
Samsung will reportedly make Google’s next Tensor chip, according to the Korean website DDaily.co.kr today. It is said that this second-generation chip was created using a 4-nanometer technology (from 5nm today). The usage of panel level package (PLP) technology is the only additional specification made public today:
In the PLP packaging method, chips that have been sliced from a wafer are put on a rectangular panel. It is feasible to reduce the amount of discarded edge, which will save costs and boost production.
The publication, which previously speculated on the release date of Unpacked 2022, claims that mass production for the 2nd-gen Tensor will begin in June and that the Pixel 7 is anticipated to go on sale in October. How soon after the phones go on sale is unknown, as is the date of Google’s customary fall event.
Google has only mentioned so far that the Pixel 7 would get even more beneficial, tailored features for images, videos, security, and speech recognition with the upcoming Tensor chip. With the first processor, Google notably chose two Cortex-X1 CPUs, whereas the medium ARM cores (A76) were built on a 5nm rather than a 7nm process and were a generation older. This was intended to enhance performance efficiency , and it is unclear what Google’s intentions will be for its successor chip with regard to AI.
According to a report released today, Samsung already manufactures Waymos processors for autonomous vehicles and may someday provide Google server chips. According to today’s research, Samsung draws clients because of the design support it offers.