Why, it was just a few days ago when we told you that the Google Tensor 3 chip that will power the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro will be produced using Samsung Foundry’s third-generation 4nm process node. The Tensor 3 could be a modified Samsung Exynos 2300 SoC, and today a tipster leaked the core information on Twitter for the chip, allowing ITHome to reveal the specifications of the chipset, which is codenamed “Quadra.” The original tweet has been removed.
The rumored 1+4+4 configuration reportedly includes a Cortex-X3 high-performance core clocked at 3.09GHz. Four performance cores (ARM Cortex-A715) will run at 2.65GHz and the four efficiency cores (ARM Cortex-A510) will be clocked at 2.10GHz. The Samsung Xclipse 930 will be the graphics chip. There are rumors of a special kernel for One UI optimization.
It is not clear whether Samsung will indeed release this chipset as it has been rumored to skip the Exynos 2300 and 2400 and go straight to the Exynos 2500. On the other hand, the Exynos 2300 is expected to be modified and used by Google for Tensor 3.
Exynos 2300 kernel information has been leaked
A hot rumor making its way around the water cooler claims that Samsung is going all out for the Exynos 2500, which will have a new Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for AI and Machine Learning. The chipset could end up inside the Galaxy S25 series and be equipped with two X5 high-performance cores, two Cortex-A7xx performance cores, four Cortex-A5xx efficiency cores, a One UI optimization core and an AMD RDNA2 GPU.
Google Tensor and Tensor 2 chips are used on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 lines, respectively. The original Tensor chip was based on a modified Exynos 2100, while a modified Exynos 2200 was used for the Tensor 2. The latter is expected to power the upcoming Pixel Tablet, Pixel Fold and mid-range Pixel 7a models. We could see the mid-range Pixel 7a and the foldable Pixel Fold were unveiled on May 10 during Google’s I/O 2023 developer conference and released the following month.