It is widely known that Samsung is helping Google build a Tensor lineup of chipsets for smartphones, tablets, and more. The first-generation Tensor processor, used in the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro, is a modified version of the Exynos 2100. Now, the company is testing a couple of new chipsets, one of which is potentially a new Tensor processor.
According to a report from GalaxyClub, Samsung is testing two new chipsets. One could be the successor to the Exynos 1280 and could be branded Exynos 1380. The other chipset has model number S5P9865, which could be the next-generation Google Tensor chipset, at least going by the first-generation Tensor’s model number (S5P9845).
Since the S5P9865 (codenamed ‘Zuma’) is being tested on a developer board with the codename ‘Ripcurrent,’ it may not be the Tensor 2 used in the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro. The Tensor 2 is reportedly tested on a developer board with the codename ‘Cloudripper.’ So, the new Tensor chipset could be for the Pixel 8 series.
System LSI is also testing a chipset with model number S5E8835 and going by its model number, it could be the successor to the Exynos 1280 used in various mid-range Galaxy smartphones. It could be launched as the Exynos 1380 and used in at least a few mid-range Galaxy smartphones in 2023.