According to a report by GalaxyClub released via SamMobile, the custom-made Tensor chip might be the unreleased version of the Samsung Exynos 9855.
Google has said that the new Pixel Tensor chip would power the Pixel 6 lineup using machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. This will allow them to surpass the capabilities of what Snapdragon processors have to offer.
The new custom chip is set to enhance the overall photography and speech recognition compared to existing chips. Codename ‘Whitechapel,’ Google, and Samsung seem to use the same name for the upcoming processors, indicating that the Tensor chip might be a modded version of the Exynos 9855 if the report by GalaxyClub is to be believed.
Moreover, the Exynos 9855’s model number is similar to that of the Exynos 2100 that can be found in the flagship Samsung Galaxy S21. SamMobile says that the Exynos 2100 has the internal model number Exynos 9840.
Last week, Nikkei Asia reported that the processor would be based on a 5nm process and similar to other Samsung flagship products that will compete with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. In the report, they said,
Google did not disclose who will manufacture the Tensor chip for Pixel, but sources familiar with the matter told Nikkei Asia that Samsung handle production using its advanced 5-nanometer process technology
In an interview with Wired, the Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh said that Google had “designed it, own it, and drive it.”