Google wants to move away from Samsung when it comes to chipsets for Pixel devices. That’s probably what’s happening with the Pixel 10.
Samsung was a very important partner for Google to introduce the Tensor chipset. There are now three generations, all based on Samsung processors and manufactured by Samsung. However, there was also a lot of criticism as Google clearly lags behind the competition when it comes to high-end chipsets.
There has been a lot of talk in recent months about Google wanting to sever the long-term relationship. It should have its own chip design. and again There are reports From South Korea who help this process. But there will be one last dance: Google and Samsung are planning the Tensor G4 together.
Only the Tensor G5, which we expect for the Pixel 10 in 2025, will feature a completely unique design from Google. The Tensor G4 in the Pixel 9 is at least based on a new manufacturing process from Samsung, which promises further advancements.
The current Tensor G3 doesn’t run as hot as its predecessor, is a bit faster and puts less strain on the battery, but can’t really keep up with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 or Gen 3. That’s not enough for the Exynos 2400 in the Galaxy S24.
However, as far as Google really plans to stay on top in the long run, there must be more development and no more chasing. Pixel 10 will be the next step as the first big anniversary.
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