Google has already confirmed that it will use its Tensor SoC for the first time on board the new Pixel 6. A recent rumor, however, revealed that Google’s SoC is none other than a Samsung Exynos 9855, which will offer similar performance to that of the SoC Exynos 2100.
Now on Geekbench a first benchmark of the new has emerged Pixel 6 Pro which reveals the presence of two 2.8 GHz Cortex-X1 ARM cores for maximum processing power, two 2.25 GHz high-performance cores and four 1.8 GHz energy-efficient CPU cores.
For quick comparison, the Exynos 2100’s Octa-Core CPU features a 2.9GHz ARM Cortex-X1 core for maximum processing power, three 2.8GHz Cortex-A78 cores for optimal performance, and 2.2 GHz Cortex-A55 cores optimized for energy efficiency. The Google Tensor SoC will have the ARM GPU Mali-G78, such as the Exynos 2100.
As for the benchmark, the device was equipped with 12 GB of RAM and Android 12 operating system and scored a single-core score of 414 and a multi-core score of 2074 in Geekbench 5. This is lower scores to those obtained from other smartphones equipped with SoC Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888, but it could be a simple prototype, still not optimized at best.
The beta 4 of Android 12, released about a month ago, also revealed the presence of the Exynos 5123 modem which will ensure 5G support in the Google Tensor SoC. The modem is based on 7 nanometer EUV technology and offers download speeds of up to 7.35 Gbps 5G in mmWave NR mode and 5.1 Gbps in Sub-6 GHz mode.
At the moment it is not yet clear when Google will definitively unveil the new Pixel 6, someone is talking about a launch event for September 13, to anticipate the new iPhones, while other rumors move the launch to the end of October.