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Samsung Exynos 2300 SoC May Power Google Pixel 8 Pro, Specifications Leaked


Samsung is said to be working with Google to develop a powerful chip that is expected to be launched at a later date. It was previously reported that the Google Tensor 3 chip, which is expected to power the upcoming Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro devices, will be manufactured on Samsung Foundry’s third-generation 4nm process node. Now a new leak has suggested that Tensor 3 could be a custom Samsung Exynos 2300 chipset, while another leak has hinted at the specifications of the next generation Exynos 2300 SoC.

As reported by PhoneArena, a tipster in a now-deleted tweet suggested kernel information for the Samsung Exynos 2300 chip on Twitter, after which an ITHome report hinted at some specifications of the chipset, reportedly codenamed “Quadra”.

Jason’s advice (_ImJason) chirp Same specification later. According to the leaks, the alleged 1+4+4 configuration is said to include a 3.09GHz Cortex-X3 high-performance core. The four performance cores (ARM Cortex-A715) are likely to run at 2.65GHz, while the four efficiency cores (ARM Cortex-A510) are expected to run at 2.10GHz. The graphics chip is said to be Samsung Xclipse 930 SoC. Unconfirmed private kernels can also be included to improve One UI.

The launch timeline for said Samsung chipset is unknown and there was speculation that the company would skip the Exynos 2300 and 2400 processors and instead go straight to work on the Exynos 2500 chipset. However, the Exynos 2300 SoC is also expected to be reconfigured and used by Google for its Tensor 3 chipset. You will likely be running the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro devices.

The PhoneArena report adds that Samsung is going even further with its Exynos 2500 SoC, which will include a new Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for artificial intelligence and machine learning. The chipset, which could appear in the Galaxy S25 series, will contain two high-performance X5 cores, one Cortex-A7xx performance core, four Cortex-A5xx efficiency cores, and one core to improve the user interface, along with an AMD RDNA2 GPU.

In the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series, Google Tensor and Tensor 2 chips were used. The oldest Tensor chip was derived from a reconfigured Exynos 2100 SoC, while Tensor 2 was based on a revised Exynos 2200 SoC and presumably powers the Pixel Tablet and Pixel Fold models. And the Pixel 7a is mid-range. The Pixel 7a and foldable Pixel Fold are expected to be launched on May 10 at Google I/O 2023 developer conference.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.