- Exynos 2300 chip is said to be in the works
- A modified version of the chip may power the Google Pixel 8 Pro
- The chip is likely to be dubbed the Tensor G3
Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are said to be equipped with the next-generation Google Tensor G3 chipset, which is yet to go official. Samsung is known for releasing its Galaxy flagships with Exynos and Snapdragon chipsets in different markets. The Galaxy S21 series was made available on the Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888 chipsets. Owing to the power response of the Exynos chip, the Galaxy S22 and S23 series across the world are powered by Snapdragon chipsets.
A recent report said that while Samsung is working on the Exynos 2300 SoC, the company will not release Exynos versions of the Galaxy S24 line. The main features of the Exynos 2300 chipset have now been made public thanks to new information. A reconfigured version of the said chip is likely to be marketed as the Tensor G3, which will power the Pixel 8 series.
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Exynos 2300 specifications (rumoured)
The Exynos 2300 is said to have the “Quadra” codename. It is expected to include a prime Cortex-X3 CPU core operating at 3.09GHz, four ARM Cortex-A715 performance cores running at 2.65GHz, and four ARM Cortex-A510 efficiency cores clocking at 2.10GHz. For graphics, the chipset will come equipped with a Samsung Xclipse 930 GPU. The Exynos 2300 is also said to be equipped with a special core for One UI optimisation.
As mentioned, Samsung and Google could be working together on a modified version of the Exynos 2300. This chipset is likely to be dubbed the Tensor G3 and could power the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. To recall, the original Tensor chip was a modified version of the Exynos 2100, and the Tensor G2 SoC is a tweaked edition of the Exynos 2200.
Hence, it appears that Samsung did not officially launch the Exynos 2300 SoC. It is also being said that there may not be a commercial version of the Exynos 2400. However, the Galaxy S25 series, which is expected to debut in 2025, may come equipped with the Exynos 2500 SoC.
The Exynos 2500 is likely to feature two X5 high-performance cores, two Cortex-A7xx performance cores, four Cortex-A5xx efficiency cores., an AMD RDNA2 GPU, and a special One UI optimization core. It is also expected to include an NPU unit for AI and machine learning.
The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are expected to launch in October 2023. However, the Pixel Fold foldable phone and Pixel 7a are expected to launch through the Google I/O 2023 event in May.