Unimpressive Google Tensor G2 AnTuTu performance shown off by new leak
Google's upcoming Tensor G2 SoC for the Pixel 7 series made showed up on Geekbench not too long ago. The chipset couldn't hold a candle to high-end flagships from Qualcomm, MediaTek and Apple, and it will likely use its machine learning chops to make up for the lost performance. A Bangladeshi smartphone retailer has now put the Pixel 7 Pro through AnTuTu, where it scores 801,116 points overall. AnTuTu's performance charts for September 2022 confirm that it fails to surpass MediaTek's Dimensity 8100 Max and is miles behind Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.
This isn't surprising, given the Tensor G2's rumoured core configuration. It will run two ARM Cortex-X1 cores (2.85 GHz peak), two Cortex-A76 cores (2.3 GHz peak) and four Cortex-A55 cores (1.85 GHz peak). These clocks are quite lacklustre compared to the 3+ GHz peak achieved by newer SoCs. Furthermore, it is reportedly manufactured on the infamous Samsung 4LPP node; the same one Qualcomm ditched mid-year due to poor yields. If its predecessor is anything to go by, the Google Tensor G2 probably takes many design cues from an unreleased Exynos chip.
The video also shows off some Pixel Buds Pro features, including the ability to playback HD audio, a "Find my device" tab to locate the case and multipoint connectivity. It will be up for grabs with Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro purchases as a pre-order bonus. Unfortunately, the video does not delve into the juicer aspects of the phone, such as its camera hardware. However, there are plenty of leaks that have explored the topic in great detail.