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Google Tensor is Google's take on the Pixel 6 flagship lineup

Google earlier today announced their first custom-built SoC, the Tensor along with an early look for the Pixel 6 lineup, as well as a few details on the inside.


For starters, the Google Tensor SoC will power both devices, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. It’s a custom-designed chip, named after the Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) in which Google uses in its data centers. According to Google, it was built for how people use their phones today and how people will use them in the future.

Google Tensor | Image: Google

The design of the chip is processed by Google. However, it’s manufactured by a third party. The manufacturer behind the chip remains unknown, although several rumours are pointed to Samsung.

Google gave us a hint that most features of the chip will be powered by AI and ML. On top of that, it will come with a new security core as well as Titan M2 to add another layer of security, making the Pixel 6 series equipped with ‘the most layers of hardware security in any phone’.

The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro | Image: Google

Apart from its processor, Google gave us an early look at its renders, confirming the Pixel 6’s matte aluminum finish and the Pro’s light polished aluminum frame. Software-wise, it’s obvious that both phones will run on the latest version of Android (as usual), the Android 12 with the all-new Material You design.

Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro Sneak Peak

The Pixel 6 Pro will have a 6.7-inch QHD display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a curved panel. The Pixel 6, on the other hand, will feature a 6.4-inch FHD display with a standard 90Hz refresh rate and, you guessed it, a flat panel.

Both phones will be available later this year in the fall, usually around October.

Source: Google, Via: GSMArena, The Verge