Google is developing an altogether unique chipset. That is something practically every computer fan should know by now, yet it has been postponed until 2025. Google chose Samsung Semiconductor for its Tensor G3 processor for the Pixel 8 series, and the Tensor G4 next year will most likely be the same. However, by 2025, new Pixels will be using Google’s totally custom-built SoC named Tensor G5.
According to sources, the Google Pixel 8 series will be released in a few months using the Tensor G3 SoC. This could be because it’s too late to alter chipsets on cellphones due out in a few weeks. Google had intended to create the Tensor G4 entirely in-house for the Pixel 10 series. Google was using the codename “Redondo” for the chipset, which we found. Again, Samsung is sure to receive orders for the G4. However, the plans were cancelled due to significant worker turnover and coordination challenges between Google’s Indian and American teams.
That being stated, the Tensor G5 chipset is scheduled for release in 2025. It will be known as “Laguna” and will be Google’s first in-house designed chipset. TSMC will almost certainly take the lead in this area. TSMC will employ a 3nm process to manufacture the G5 SoC for future Pixel devices. One of the key reasons Google designs its chipsets is to have more control over the chip, which ultimately affects how it competes against rival chipsets in real-world tests.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, which was manufactured by Samsung Semiconductor, experienced overheating and performance difficulties. When the Redmond-based company switched to TSMC for the additional Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC later that year, the chipsets improved significantly. Having said that, Google may contract TSMC to manufacture its Tensor G5 SoC on its 3nm node. The technology will also be used in future Pixel phones and foldables.