Ever since Google formally introduced that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional coming this fall can be powered by a custom-designed chipset, hypothesis has been rampant about the truth that Samsung’s fabs could be manufacturing it.
That is not enormous information in itself, however right now’s rumor simply could be, if it pans out. It looks like Tensor may be a renaming/rebranding of an unreleased Exynos SoC that Samsung has been engaged on for greater than a yr, the Exynos 9855, which additionally goes by one other codename: Whitechapel. That’s the similar codename because the one Google makes use of internally for Tensor.
This SoC was apparently developed similtaneously the one codenamed Exynos 9925, which can find yourself being marketed as Exynos 2200 subsequent yr when it launches within the Galaxy S22 line – that is the one that may sport AMD’s RDNA2 GPU.
Given the inner designations, the Tensor/Whitechapel/Exynos 9855 appears nearer to the Exynos 9840 – which you will know by its commercially marketed identify of Exynos 2100. That is the SoC contained in the Galaxy S21 household in some markets. So, maybe unsurprisingly, anticipate Google’s chip to price in efficiency someplace in between the Exynos 2100 and the upcoming Exynos 2200.
That is completely becoming with the discharge schedules of those three traces – Exynos 2100 in early 2021, Tensor in late 2021, Exynos 2200 in early 2022. If all of this seems to be true, then Samsung appears to have had a way more vital contribution to the Tensor venture than Google would have you ever consider.
It undoubtedly would not seem like only a fab for it, and it appears to be like possible that Google and Samsung have been working collectively on its growth from the start.
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