Google is definitely struggling to keep the information on its next phones. While the Pixel 7 Pro has yet to be officially unveiled, we already know more about its spec sheet.
Google seems to have a hard time keeping secrets. Several weeks before its official launch, the Pixel 6a had already been found for sale on the network. And history seems to be repeating itself, as a prototype of the Pixel 7 Pro has reached the hands of a curious customer. It’s not supposed to come out until next fall.The mobile has already revealed a good part of its secrets with this new leak.
No big changes expected
Remotely locked by Google, that is to say a locked start, the Pixel 7 Pro that ended up in the wild still delivered some neat little technical details. boot records, posted in a Telegram group dedicated to Google newsallows you to know more about the technical sheet of the device.
Google’s top-of-the-range mobile would use a Samsung screen again this year (the S6E3HC4 to be precise). Although we thought that the search giant would reuse the screens of the Pixel 6, it is not. The Pixel 7 Pro will change the panel well, but don’t expect amazing improvements; resolution and refresh rate will be identical to the previous generation (3120 x 1440px at 120Hz). More interesting is the Tensor 2 mobile chip that has been examined from top to bottom and side to side.
As a reminder, Tensor chips are processors designed and developed by Google for its Pixel line of phones. Instead of relying on Qualcomm hardware like most Android makers, the company has come up with its own solution, As for Apple and its A series on iPhone. the first tab made on google we were quite pleasantly surprised, with a fairly correct performance despite a fairly noticeable heating. And it seems that Google has not wanted to change the recipe this year, almost by surprise.
Tensor 2 chip introduced
It would seem that the Tensor 2 chip retains the 2+2+4 layout, meaning two high-performance processors, two balanced processors, and four processors for less demanding tasks. These last four processors would also be the same as in the Pixel 6 Pro, that is, Cortex-A55. These processors, while not necessarily obsolete, use the ARMv8 architecture, while a newer version (affectionately called ARMv9) was introduced by the giant ARM last year. And since the two versions are not compatible, this means that the other processors will also use the old architecture. High-performance processors (Cortex-X1) should also remain in Tensor 2. On the other hand, things could change on the side of balanced processors that could go from Cortex-A76 to Cortex-A78.
Once these details are done, should we worry about not seeing the latest generation processors in this Pixel 7 Pro? Probably not. The first Tensor chip of the name was not the fastest on the market, and yet Google was able to deliver flawless performance in the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. Fans of ARM processors will no doubt be disappointed not to have the new features of the company in the Pixel 7, but that doesn’t mean that Google’s next mobile will lag behind the competition.