There are several improvements with the Tensor G3 to address thermal issues. Unfortunately not at the flagship level.
This is undoubtedly one of the biggest problems with Pixel devices with Tensor chipsets, smartphones get very hot very quickly. Especially in the summer, when external influences come into play, the devices are often quickly throttled. With the Pixel Fold, this problem turned into a display that darkened significantly after just 30 seconds.
The size of the Samsung Exynos was manageable, good grounding was an issue, and not particularly good cooling between the devices was probably to blame. But the Pixel boss explained in the interview that this problem was taken care of with Tensor G3 (from Pixel 8). I personally really hope so.
Tensor G3 should no longer be a hothead
At the beginning the colleague explained “Mr. Mobile“He and his audience have repeatedly noticed heat issues with Pixel devices. Sometimes so much so that even simple background tasks like cloud backup of Google Photos no longer work. If that’s not a major inconvenience, then I don’t know what is.
Rick Osterloh from Google initially narrowed down the issue in his answer. He said: All devices will heat up if you use them intensively. To be honest, we actually wanted to hear something different and that was it: “We paid a lot of attention to this. We believe that our Tensor G3 is a huge improvement,” added Osterloh.
Flagship components are missing
The question is what Google did. In the first teardowns it is visible that there is still a vapor chamber (vapor champer). waiver, which will be available on the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. This makes it unrealistic that the Pixel 8 Pro is on the same level as other devices when it comes to efficient cooling.
Why do I say that the problem can still be solved? Google has now installed a very bright screen which is probably at the flagship level.
Data sheet: This is on the Google Pixel 8 (Pro).
These are the key technical data of Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro:
- Pixel 8 with 6,2″ display (flash), 1.400 nits (HDR) – 2.000 nits (peak), 60-120 Hz, GG Victus
Pixel 8 Pro mit 6,7″ Display (Flash), 1.600 Nits (HDR) – 2.400 Nits (Peak), 1-120 Hz, GG Victus 2
- Google Tensor G3 chipset, 4 nm
8 GB LPDDR5X RAM (Pixel 8)
12 GB LPDDR5X RAM (Pixel 8 Pro)
- 128/256 GB storage (UFS 3.1)
512 GB only on Pixel 8 Pro
- New 50 MP main camera (Samsung GN2), 12 MP UW camera with autofocus (Pixel 8)
New 50 MP main camera (Samsung GN2), 64 MP UW camera, multi-zone laser autofocus, thermometer, 5x periscope zoom, autofocus front camera (Pixel 8 Pro)
- UWB (Pixel 8 Pro), Bluetooth 5.3, USB C Gen 3.2, Wi-Fi 7,
- 4,575 mAh battery, 24 W wired, 20 W wireless (Pixel 8)
5,050 mAh battery, 27 W wired, 23 W wireless (Pixel 8 Pro)
- Android 14 ex works, 7 year update guarantee for everything
- Pixel 8 Colors: Black, Grey, Rose Gold
Pixel 8 Pro Colors: Black, Beige, Blue
- Massey Des Pixel 8: 150,5 x 70,8 x 8,9 mm
Pixel 8 Pro Dimensions: 162.6 × 76.5 × 8.7 mm
- Price: 799 euros for Pixel 8, 1,099 euros for Pixel 8 Pro