After around a year and a half of rumors, Google confirmed just last week that it has been working on a custom smartphone chipset for four years. Called Tensor, the chip draws on the Mountain View giant’s two decades of computing experience. It will debut on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro this fall.
Although Google has yet to share technical specifications, the company has made it clear that its focus is on using artificial intelligence and machine learning to offer personalized experiences rather than prioritizing computing resources.
Various reports have indicated that the Google Tensor will be manufactured by Samsung using its 5nm manufacturing process. The South Korean company was also involved in the development process.
Galaxy Club reports that the Tensor is internally referred to as the Exynos 9855. The outlet backs this up by asserting that Exynos 9855’s codename is Whitechapel.
Google Tensor chip vs Snapdragon
Tensor will power the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
That might only be true initially since Google is more into AI and ML than hardware specs. Thus, it’s likely that Tensor’s performance will improve over time. The company has specifically promised improvements to camera and speech recognition.