Samsung has been manufacturing Google’s Tensor processors, and it now seems that the South Korean technological giant has strengthened its collaboration with the search engine giant and is developing a new chipset for its forthcoming flagship devices.
According to a recent report from tipster Connor, Samsung is collaborating with AMD’s graphics team and Google’s Tensor team to develop a new chipset that would most likely power the Samsung Galaxy S-series flagship devices starting in 2025.
Two Cortex-X high-performance cores, four performance-focused cores operating at a lower clock speed, and four energy-efficient cores are reportedly included in the chipset. According to the published diagram, an AMD GPU will be built within the chipset to handle graphically demanding tasks.
For the Pixel series of smartphones, Google and Samsung have already partnered to create Google Tensor chips. Samsung provides the Tensor and Tensor G2 semiconductors that power the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series smartphones. They are essentially Exynos CPUs with added Google AI functionality.
According to recent sources, both of these businesses have already begun developing the third-generation Google Tensor SoC, which will make its debut with the Pixel 8 series of smartphones in 2023. The chip has the product number S5P9865 and reportedly goes by the codename “Ripcurrent.”
The majority of smartphone chips today are produced using the 5nm or 4nm process, but since this new chipset for the upcoming Galaxy S-series phones is anticipated to launch in a few years, it may be produced using the more advanced 3nm process. This is highly likely given that Samsung has already begun developing 3nm chips.