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You told us: You're whelmed by the leaked Tensor G2 specs

You don't seem to have strong feelings about the Pixel 7 processor.

Published onSeptember 23, 2022

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The Google Pixel 7 series will be fully revealed next month, but the company already confirmed that it will be powered by the semi-custom Tensor G2 processor.

A developer did some digging earlier this week and found out the apparent Tensor G2 specs. We wondered what you thought of these leaked specs, posting a poll inside our news article. Here’s how you answered it.

What do you think of the Tensor G2 based on leaked specs?


Just over 1,000 votes were cast in this poll, and it turns out that a large majority of respondents don’t have strong positive or negative feelings. In fact, 67.1% of surveyed readers answered that the specs were okay but could be better.

Google is apparently sticking with the same CPU it used in the original Tensor. That potentially means two Cortex-X1 cores, two Cortex-A76 cores, and four Cortex-A55 cores. However, the Tensor G2 is tipped to arrive with a Mali-G710 GPU, which could be a solid upgrade on paper over the Tensor’s Mali-G78 setup. So it’s really a tale of two halves when it comes to the Pixel 7 processor.

Related: Everything you need to know about Google Tensor

Meanwhile, 20.4% of polled readers said they hated the Tensor G2 based on these specs. We can understand why they’d vote this way based on the aforementioned CPU, which will likely lag even further behind rival processors.

Finally, just 12.4% of surveyed readers said they liked the Tensor G2 in light of these apparent details. We’ve yet to hear about modem details, AI silicon, the ISP, and other tidbits, but we can see why some people might be looking forward to the new chipset if these categories get major upgrades.


  • Joe Black: If it improves on photography computation and efficiency, I am sold. Otherwise, I do not really care for any CPU/GPU gains on my phone. I am much more curious if they will make something like RAW night sight available on Pixels, or it will support that new Bluetooth codec.
  • Roost Front: If they put same chip in their top model and the budget one , it may make sense not to use the latest tech. Most of the power of the best processors can be seen only in benchmarks. There difference in real life scenarios is barely noticeable anyway.
  • 1981: Performance gains wouldn’t even matter, especially when all were doing is social media activities 99% of the time.

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