Tensor chip in Google Pixel 6 rumored to be less powerful


While the Google Pixel 6 series are to land in the next few weeks, rumours and leaks surrounding the configuration of their Tensor – Google-designed chipset have turned up. If they turn out to be true, we are not sure if Google will have an edge in the competition or not.

According to a leak from a supposed real-life unit, the Google Pixel 6 line will run on Tensor chipset, the first of its kind created by Google. It is expected to mark a huge shift in the mobile chip industry in which Qualcomm is a leader beyond question.

At present, the XDA-Developers has also acquired the same information via the same source we got, though it is very likely a prototype, not a retail model.

If the Google Tensor specs leak is true, here are what is expected:

  •         2x Arm Cortex-X1 clocked at 2.802GHz
  •         2x Arm Cortex-A76 clocked at 2.253GHz
  •         4x Arm Cortex-A55 clocked at 1.80GHz

Do you think it looks odd like us?

What are inside Google Tensor specs?

Insiders are not strange to 2x Arm Cortex-A76, a model that was launched in 2018 and has since been replaced by A77 and A78 models. But nobody knows why Google uses such old hardware in its debut chipset.

As the newer A78 model features improved performance and takes up less space, it will be plausible if Google uses the latest model instead to ensure the most processing power and the best energy efficiency, thus winning over more consumers. However, the leak indicated that it might not happen.

Considering the global shortage of chips, one may assume that Google is trying to cut down on costs and use artificial intelligence to make up for poor efficiency. Whatever the potential reasons are, it remains unclear how exactly Google plans to make the best use of these old cores, and there should be not high expectation on the speed and power efficiency of Tensor.

It is said that the Pixel 6 Pro will feature a resolution of 1,440×3,120 pixels and 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone could allow users to unlock their car with their smartphone using ultra-wideband support (UWB),which is a short-range wireless communication protocol that enables tracking the location of nearby objects.

The Google Pixel 6 Pro may be equipped with a rear camera setup with a 50MP Samsung GN1 sensor, a 12MP Sony IMX386 ultra-wide sensor and a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor. It is tipped to support 4x optical zoom and have a feature called ‘baby mode.’ On the front, a 12MP Sony IMX663 selfie shooter is said to pack a 5,000mah battery.