Google’s 2021 flagship smartphone lineup will be fueled by the in-house Tensor chip. The Mountain View company hasn’t revealed much about the processor, except that it will prioritize using artificial intelligence and machine learning over computing resources. The highest-end model, called the Pixel 6 Pro, has seemingly popped up on benchmarking website Geekbench (via Clien).
Pixel 6 Tensor chip has two X1 cores
The Tensor chip allegedly has two Cortex X1 cores clocked at 2.8Ghz, two mid-tier cores running at 2.25Ghz, and four little cores with a frequency of 1.8GHz.That sounds sketchy because the current Samsung and Qualcomm chips meant for flagship Android phones feature one primary core, three middle cores, and four high-efficiency cores.
Assuming the information is legit, the performance will likely improve as Google and Samsung optimize the chip.
Google may unveil the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro on October 19. The phones will offer a revamped design and new camera hardware and Google apparently has high hopes for them and sees them becoming one of the best flagship smartphone series of the year.