- According to sources, Google is using Samsung to manufacture Tensor chips in Pixel 6.
- According to reports, it is manufactured using the same 5nm process as the Snapdragon 888 chip.
- This shows that it will compete with modern mobile phone processors.
Google is keen to hype the Tensor chip in Pixel 6 phones, but strangely, it is shy of the people who make this hardware. However, the remaining mysteries may not be many.As Nine pairs of five Google Report, Nikkei The source said that Samsung will produce Tensor components.
The apparent leak did not reveal many details. However, sources said that Samsung will manufacture Pixel 6 chips using the same 5nm process used to manufacture Snapdragon 888 for Qualcomm. Although the performance of the two is easily different (Tensor heavily relies on artificial intelligence), it does show that Google’s hardware will at least compete with 888 and other 5nm components.
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Samsung declined to comment Nikkei. So far, Google has remained silent on these details, despite CEO Sundar Pichai Did say Tensor “has been brewing for 4 years.”
Google’s dependence on Samsung factories is not shocking. Producing 5nm components is still relatively difficult, and customers like Apple have snapped up most of TSMC’s supply. The global chip shortage will only exacerbate this problem. Samsung may not only provide cutting-edge chip technology, but also provide reliable production to minimize any Pixel 6 shortages.
If true, the exclusive news still highlights the awkward dance between Google and Samsung. They depend on each other’s business and have recently collaborated on the next version of Wear OS. At the same time, they are also trying to weaken each other through behind-the-scenes trading and competitive software. Although Samsung’s chip division may be relatively neutral, Google is still asking the “enemy” to manufacture key components of the Pixel 6.