In its recent I/O event, Google introduced the Pixel 7a, the company’s newest Pixel phone. Now, the company is preparing to release the Pixel 8 series. Android enthusiasts expect the new phones to have a number of unique features, including the Tensor G3 processor.

Tensor G3 SoC:

Tensor G3 will have a major upgrade to its CPU block. With the latest 2022 ARMv9 cores, it is completely redesigned. Google is replacing the previous generation’s 4+2+2 core setup with a unique nine-core configuration. The setup consists of four Cortex-A510s, four Cortex-A715s, and one Cortex-X3. Boosting performance in this way is intended to be significant.

It also features ARM’s advanced Memory Tagging Extensions, which help prevent memory-based attacks. Moreover, Pixel 8 apps will only run on 64-bit operating systems. These aren’t the only surprises Google has in store for us. In the Pixel 8, the Tensor G3 has a new graphics processor, the Arm Mali-G715. In comparison with previous models, this one has a 10-core processor. It may also be the first phone to support ray tracing. It is clear that Google is aiming for applications with high graphics requirements.

The G3 processor incorporates artificial intelligence, which is a hot topic these days. One of the defining features of Google’s custom chips is the Tensor Processing Unit, and the G3 has an enhanced version. It is expected that this new TPU, codenamed “Rio,” will boost performance significantly. Google’s commitment to AI and machine learning in its phones is evident here.

New digital signal processors (DSPs) are among the most significant changes. Image and audio processing are handled by the DSP, and a new version is said to be more efficient, making the Pixel 8 faster and more power-efficient. In addition, a new UFS controller has been added. The new UFS controller supports UFS 4.0 storage, the latest and fastest version. The Pixel 8 will be able to read and write data much faster than previous Pixel models.