Pixel 7 Pro prototype indicates the Tensor 2 may (once again) fall behind the competition

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Think of the Pixel 7 Pro prototype that appeared in the hands of an unsuspecting user? Well, Google erased the Pixel 7 Pro prototype, rendering it useless. It appears that other prototypes were in circulation as well, and while Google renders such devices useless, surprisingly, some information can still be gleaned from them.A Google News Telegram Group was contacted by someone with a Bricked by Google Pixel 7 Pro and was reportedly able to learn something about the phone’s chip from boot logs (via android authority† The information was shared on the group’s Telegram channel and reveals some interesting glimpses of the second-generation chip made by Google.

Google Tensor 2 Couldn’t Be a Major Upgrade, It Seems

Creativity and the desire for knowledge have taken humanity to great heights, and now these qualities have once again proven to yield interesting results. From boot logs from a reported Pixel 7 Pro that was wiped by Google, a Google News Telegram group was able to glean some details about the Tensor 2 (as the second-generation Tensor chipset will reportedly be called). First, the Telegram group learned that the Pixel 7 Pro is getting a minor screen upgrade. The panel de The Pixel 6 Pro used is the Samsung S6E3HC3, while the Pixel 7 Pro is said to use the S6E3HC4 display and is said to have a resolution of 3120×1440 (same as the Pixel 6 Pro resolution by the way). The newer panel probably won’t be a major improvement in the display of the two models, but may bring some minor changes.

This contradicts other rumors that suggested Google is going for last year’s screens for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Now, to the crux of this leak. The Telegram group has determined that the chipset will maintain a 2+2+4 CPU configuration, with two powerful cores, two medium cores and four lightweight cores.

As for the lightweight cores, according to the logs, Google has decided to stick with Cortex-A55. For those of you who don’t know, this is an Armv8 CPU core, and it cannot be mixed and matched with the newer generation Armv9 core (these are Cortex-X2, Cortex-A710, Cortex-A510 – these are used , for example in the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip).

This more or less means that Google is going for older CPU cores like the Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1 to work with the Cortex-A55. These cores are used in the Snapdragon 888 chip, last year’s flagship chipset that can be found in the Galaxy S21 series, for example.

Unfortunately, this could mean that the new Tensor chipset lags behind current flagship chipsets like the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or the 8 Plus Gen 1, at least on paper. And when the new 2023 chipsets launch, the Tensor 2 will be overtaken even further by its rivals.

However, keep in mind that specifications on paper do not necessarily reflect the everyday experiences of everyday life. We’ll have to wait and see when the Pixel 7 Pro is officially released how it will stack up against its competition, and whether the lack of 8 Gen 1-esque performance will be as noticeable as a deal-breaker for would-be Pixel 7 Pro adepts.

The Telegram group also saw references to some of the phone’s code names. Code names confirmed by the logs of that Pixel 7 Pro prototype are Panther (Pixel 7), Cheetah (Pixel 7 Pro), and Felix (it could probably refer to the Pixel 7a).

From past leaks and Google itself briefly unveiling the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro at Google I/O, we know the two phones will feature a refined design similar to last year’s Google flagships. with some new colors. Until now, the camera systems are not expected to be updated. We haven’t heard any leaks about the battery capacities yet. The two phones should be unveiled sometime in the fall, probably in October.

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