Google introduces Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones with the Tensor G2 chip last week. According to the reports, this Google-made Tensor G2 Chipset is built on Samsung 4nm process and uses System LSI’s Exynos 5300 5G modem.
Last year’s Tensor chipset that is used in Pixel 6 smartphones was pretty good, though had a number of issues. Meanwhile, with the Tensor G2 chipset, the company has said to improve battery life and other areas as well as mainly focuses on AI performance and security capabilities.
At the same time, the specifications are basically an iteration of Tensor from last year. Furthermore, as mentioned earlier, Google Tensor G2 SoC uses a Samsung 4nm LPE process, which is an upgraded form of last year’s 5nm LPE process.
The company is still keeping the unusual 2+2+4 setup as it quips two ARM Cortex-X1 CPU cores which are clocked at 2.85GHz, two ARM Cortex-A78 CPU cores clocked at 2.35GHz, and four ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores clocked at 1.8GHz.
The chipset further equips the new-generation ARM Mali-G710 GPU with seven cores for improved gaming and HDR. It is combined with Google’s Titan M2 security chip and second-generation EdgeTPU for AI processing.
Moreover, the chipset is compatible with LPDDR5 RAM and has a 4MB shared L3 cache and 8MB of total system cache. Whereas, an improved ISP now lets customers record 4K 60fps videos from all the cameras. It is also capable of up to 108MP cameras with zero shutter lag.
In addition to these improvements, the chipset can also unblur new or old pictures, portrait videos, and Super-Res Zoom for images and videos.
Moving ahead, the Google Tensor G2 processor also uses the Samsung-made Exynos 5300 5G modem. However, there is nothing much revealed about the new modem, it was announced during the Tech Day 2022 event last week.
US price of Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE revealed
According to MySmartPrice report, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE could come with a price tag of $599 in the US. This would make it $100 more cheaper than the S21 FE, as part of promoting it as the best budget flagship of this year.
This year’s FE smartphone doensn’t pack the same chipset as the flagship models. Rumors say that the S23 FE will be equipped with Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipsets, availability country-wise.
Google’s upcoming Pixel 8 handset reportedly starts at $699. Hence, the Galaxy S23 FE’s lower starting price could help Samsung capture those consumers who don’t care too much about camera performance.
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 Shipments To Hit Historic 10 Million Unit Milestone
Shipments of Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5 are approximately 10% higher than last year’s models. If 7 million new products and 3 million units of legacy models are shipped this year, the number will reach 10 million units for the first time in history.
According to the info, shipments of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 were found to be 8-10% higher than the shipments of their predecessors. In terms of shipment volume by model, Z Flip 5 accounts for 60-65%, and Z Fold 5 accounts for 30-35%.
Component partners of Samsung say that the number of parts ordered for the two recent models did not change significantly or decrease slightly compared to expectations.
Earlier, it was expected that the Korean tech giant would order 12 to 13 million units of parts for the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 by the end of this year. However, recent reports revealed that there may be a decrease of about 1 million units.
Samsung Powers Up: Delivering a Whopping 70 Million OLED Display for iPhone 15 Series!
By the end of 2023, Samsung Display is likely to supply nearly 70 million units of OLED for the iPhone 15 series to Apple. The company’s OLED volume by model is estimated to be in the low 20 million units for the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, 9 to 10 million for Pro, and ~ 30 million for Pro Max.
Among the four iPhone 15 models, the 15 Pro Max OLED estimate, which Apple plans to produce the most, is four times higher for Samsung than for LG Display. Industry watchers say that Samsung Display’s iPhone 15 Pro Max OLED volume is in the mid-20 million units, three times that of LG Display.
The prevailing view is that LG Display will have 15% more OLED volume than Samsung Display (9 million to early 10 million units). Those who see it differently predict that Samsung Display will secure around 20 million units of 15% OLED, which will be more than LG Display.