Waiting for the presentation of the Google Pixel 6 series, scheduled for next month, there are already some certainties on the next generation of smartphones of the Mountain View giant and among them, there is also that relating to the Tensor processor, a CPU that is increasingly insiders believe that it will be able to guarantee a performance that will not have problems challenging the solutions of the competition.
In recent days, thanks to the Geekbench database, we have been able to get an idea of the potential of the processor made by Google and the staff of XDA Developers has decided to put together everything that has emerged so far to take stock of the situation.
Undoubtedly, the curiosity that generates the first processor made by Google is great, as are the expectations: from the Mountain View giant, in fact, a solution is expected that is able to optimize performance and connect hardware and software in the best possible way, in order to guarantee users a unique experience.
Based on what was revealed by a source close to XDA Developers staff who claim to have a Google Pixel 6 Pro, its processor should have the following configuration :
- 2 ARM Cortex-X1 cores clocked at 2.802 GHz
- 2 ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2,253GHz
- 4 ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.80 GHz
In this configuration, some doubts seem to be raised by the two ARM Cortex-A76 cores, as it is an old solution (its launch dates back to 2018) and already surpassed by others more recent and better in terms of power and performance.
At the moment there is no information on the GPU that will be integrated into Tensor while the processor should be able to rely on the “g5123b” modem, the acronym behind which the Samsung Exynos 5123 should be hidden. Other features of the Google Pixel 6 Pro include support for Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, a 12GB LPDDR5 RAM module and a version with 128GB of storage memory.
From the multimedia point of view, the new Google smartphones will support the AV1 codec with hardware acceleration guaranteed by the Tensor processor, with the possibility of decoding content with a resolution up to 4K and 60 fps or HEVC content up to a resolution of 4K and 120 fps or an 8K and 30 fps resolution. The Google Pixel 6 series will also support Qualcomm’s aptX and aptX HD audio codecs and Sony’s LDAC audio codecs while it won’t have a video output.