On October 4, at the “Made by Google” event, the Google Pixel 8 series, which includes the standard Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, will make its formal debut. As an update to the Tensor G2 SoC that drives the Pixel 7 series, Google is anticipated to include the Tensor G3 SoC on the Pixel 8 lineup. Even though the business hasn’t gone into great detail regarding its own chip, a recent leak makes it seem like it might have stronger thermal management features. Samsung Foundry’s FO-WLP (fan-out wafer-level packaging) technique may be available for the Tensor G3. The Pixel 8 series’ power efficiency is anticipated to rise as a result of this decreased heat generation.
The Tensor G3, which is expected to power the next Pixel 8 series of smartphones, may be one of the first Samsung Foundry smartphone chips to use the FO-WLP packaging technique, according to tipper Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) on X (previously Twitter). For the Tensor G3 SoC, this approach is anticipated to lower heat generation and boost power efficiency. If confirmed, this would solve the overheating problems with the existing Pixel phones.
Qualcomm and MediaTek have already used the FO-WLP technology, and it could be a game-changer for Google’s Pixel line of handsets. The productivity of the Tensor G3 single-chip system is predicted to surpass that of the first and second-generation platforms. There will apparently be nine CPU cores in the Tensor G3 in a 1+4+4 configuration. Tensor G2 from last year featured a 4+2+2 core configuration.
According to reports, the new CPU will contain one Cortex-X3 core operating at 3.00 GHz, four Cortex-A715 cores operating at 2.45 GHz, and four Cortex-A510 cores operating at 2.15 GHz. It might have an ARM Mali-G715 GPU with 10 cores and an 890 MHz clock speed. Additionally, it is claimed that the Tensor G3 SoC has AV1 encode capabilities.
On October 4 in New York at 10:00 a.m, the Made by Google launch event will see the introduction of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. Along with the smartphones, the Pixel Watch 2 and Pixel Buds Pro will make their debuts at the event. It has been verified that the devices will go up for pre-order on Flipkart on October 5 in India.
Both Pixel 8 series smartphones should come with 120 Hz refresh rate displays and Android 14 out of the box. The 4,950mAh battery for the Pixel 8 Pro is anticipated to offer 27W of wired fast charging. A 4,485mAh battery with compatibility for 12W wireless charging and 24W wired charging might power the Pixel 8 in the interim.