The Samsung Exynos 2300 processor may never debut with a Galaxy S series phone. And considering the fact that Samsung has gone all-in with Snapdragon on its Galaxy S23 series, the chances of it appearing anytime soon is very low. However, the Exynos 2300 might live on inside the upcoming Google Tensor G3 SoC.
Wondering how that will be possible? Well, recent reports suggest that Samsung has not stopped working on the Exynos 2300. And as the previous Google Tensors were made by Samsung, the G3 might likely be based on the Exynos 2300.
Pixel 8’s Google Tensor G3 Could Be a Modified Exynos 2300
In case you didn’t know, since 2021, Google has started using custom Tensor SoCs inside Pixel phones. The first-gen Tensor, G1, debuted with Pixel 6 series. Interestingly, the Google Tensor G1 was a modified version of the Exynos 2100. To fill you in, Exynos 2100 is the same chipset inside the Galaxy S21 series in some markets.
The story is the same for the Pixel 7’s Google Tensor G2. It was based on Exynos 2200, which was inside some Galaxy S22 phones. So, if Google follows this trend, the Tensor G3 will surely be a modified version of the Exynos 2300. Now, the catch here is that the Exynos 2300 does not exist.
However, as mentioned earlier, Samsung is still developing the new Exynos processor. It is codenamed Quadra. Even if Samsung does not debut the chipset with its Galaxy lineup, it could definitely end up inside the Pixel 8 phones. Now, as the chipset did not debut, there’s no solid info on whether Google will modify it to a significant margin.
But, yes, Google will surely optimize the Exynos 2300 to some degree. Otherwise, the Tensor G3 might not compete well with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. And that is something that Google would not want.
What to Expect from Google Pixel 8 Series
We already got a report regarding Exynos 2300. According to that, the SoC will feature one Cortex-X3 prime CPU core, which will operate at 3.09 GHz. There will be four Cortex-A715 cores that will be clocked at 2.65 GHz. Those four cores are for less resource-intensive tasks.
Finally, the chipset will feature four Cortex-A510 cores, which will be clocked at 2.1 GHz. For the GPU side, the Exynos 2300 will feature a semi-custom Xclipse 930 GPU. It will be based on AMD RDNA 2 architecture. According to the report, the GPU could be clocked up to 1.4 GHz, which the Tensor G3 could work on.
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Now, Google might work on this Exynos 2300 chipset and name it Tensor G3 after optimizing it. On the other hand, Samsung does not plan on using flagship Exynos SoCs anymore. Instead, it is looking to develop its own custom processors, which will likely debut a few years later.
What about the Google Pixel Tablet and Google Pixel Fold? Well, they are likely to come with Tensor G2 SoC, which, as mentioned above, is based on Exynos 2200. To be exact, even the upcoming Google Pixel 7a will feature the same chipset.
All of these devices are expected to come out at the Google I/O 2023 developer conference. That event is set for May. And although very unlikely, there’s a chance that Google may even introduce the Pixel 8 with Tensor G3 around the same time this year.
That said, before May, we expect to get more details about the Pixel 8 series and the upcoming Google Tensor G3. There could be more info about other Pixel devices too. And as always, we will keep you posted if any new info comes up.