Later this year, Google is expected to release the Pixel 8 series. Thanks to Android Authority, the details of the Google Tensor G3 that will power the phones have already been revealed. According to reports, the Tensor G3 has ARMv9 cores and a new 1+4+4 configuration as opposed to the Tensor G2’s 2+2+4.
Supposedly, this has 4 Cortex-A715 performance cores clocked at 2.45 GHz, 1 Cortex-X3 prime core rated at 3.0 GHz, and 4 Cortex-A510 power-saving cores clocked at 2.15 GHz. The clock speed of each core has increased.
Ray-tracing capabilities and a Mali-G715 (Immortalis) 10-core GPU are rumored to be included in the Tensor G3. As the first smartphone chip to support the codec, the chip is also stated to have AV1 encode capabilities.
The chip is rumored to include a second-generation GXP and a new TPU with the codename “Rio” operating at 1.1 GHz. The Exynos Modem 5300 from the Tensor G2 is still supported, although UFS 4.0 storage will be supported instead of UFS 3.1 storage.