Google has stated that the Pixel 7 launch event will feature the introduction of the second-generation Tensor G2 chip in their upcoming phone line.
The Google Tensor chip made its debut as the engine of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, followed by the Pixel 6a. The Tensor chip, which combines Samsung’s Exynos-like processors with Google’s machine learning expertise, is marketed as Google’s own microprocessor for smartphones.
The first SoC produced by Google bears the model number GS101 internally, although the firm has only referred to it as the Google Tensor chip. We’ve known for about a year that the following Pixel phones would use a second-generation Tensor chip, GS201, but it wasn’t immediately clear how Google would brand the new components.
Google officially stated today that it would conduct a hardware event on October 6 that would serve as the introduction of the Pixel 7, Pixel Watch, and other products. Along the way, the business added fresh information about the forthcoming products to various sections of the Google Store website.
The Google Tensor G2 technology in the Pixel 7 is now mentioned on the updated magazine page for the device. If next year’s Pixel 7a follows this year’s pattern, the Tensor G2 will probably also be present, along with any foldable devices Google may be working on. Google continues by saying that it is the Tensor G2 that enables the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro to offer even more useful, tailored capabilities for speech recognition, security, and video and photo editing.
Hopefully, these will serve as hints as to what Google will reveal at its presentation the following month, given the firm has largely kept quiet regarding the Pixel 7s software and has just shown the device’s exterior. Security might have been brought up in relation to the face unlock function, which we just heard was still being actively worked on for the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, or it could have been more general security updates.