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Timely Google Pixel 7 leak reveals first details about second-generation Tensor chip

Google has officially introduced its custom Tensor chip with the just-released Pixel 6 devices. (Image source: Google - edited)
Google has officially introduced its custom Tensor chip with the just-released Pixel 6 devices. (Image source: Google - edited)
Initial details about the successor to both the Google Pixel 6 and Google Tensor chip have been uncovered. A model number for the second-generation Tensor SoC has apparently been revealed and there is also some codename information in regard to a board that could be used in conjunction with the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

Google has just officially released the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro and there are already leaks pertaining to the Pixel 7. Considering Google’s history in regard to leaks and its Pixel phones, this is hardly much of a surprise. Information from 9To5Google and Mishaal Rahman contains some interesting tidbits about the Google Pixel 7 (and presumably Pixel 7 Pro) along with the next-generation Tensor chip. The latter will apparently have the model number GS201.

Mention of GS201 was found in Android code, with the model number simply being associated with the second-generation Tensor chip thanks to the fact that the current Tensor chip running in the Pixel 6 smartphones has been connected to the chipset model number GS101 (codename “Whitechapel”). Along with unearthing the Tensor’s successor, it seems the Pixel 7 has also made another early appearance, although in board-related form.

The supposed Google Pixel 7 already turned up in code for a Google Camera app and now a new Pixel-related codename has been highlighted: “Cloudripper”. The source of this information, 9To5Google, opines that this codename actually relates to either “a base board or developer board” much in the same way as the codename “Slider” was linked with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. So it seems that Google could be planning on fitting the 2022 flagship Pixels with a next-generation Tensor SoC judging by these initial leaks.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-10-29 (Update: 2021-10-29)