As per a report from GalaxyClub, Google and Samsung are already working on a third-generation Tensor SoC, which should power next year’s Pixel 8 lineup. On the one hand, it’s no surprise that Google and Samsung will continue to work on their joint venture but on the other, it’s not the first time Google has killed a project or two.
After all, the first-generation Tensor chipset isn’t exactly on par with the competition from Qualcomm and Apple. Things may change in the future, though. The Tensor’s advantage, however, is that Google has the freedom to tailor the SoC to its needs. Its camera AI capabilities, for example, are quite impressive and allow the Pixel 6 to offer some advanced features.
The same report also says that Samsung is working on the Exynos 1280 successor – a mid-range chip used in some of the company’s budget offerings.
Unfortunately, the leak doesn’t go into details so aside from the Tensor 3’s S5P9865 model number and the fact that it’s being tested on a developer board codenamed “Ripcurrent”, there’s nothing else we can work with.
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