Rumors and leaks regarding Google’s planned Tensor G4 chip indicate that it might not be a significant improvement over Tensor G3. While there isn’t enough evidence to support this conjecture, a rumored Geekbench listing for a new Google chipset—likely the Tensor G4—has surfaced recently, giving these rumors some weight.
The device codenamed “Google Tokay” was the listing that first appeared on Geekbench. The precise smartphone that is being referred to as the “Tokay” is unknown; potential options include the Pixel 9, 9 Pro, or the recently surfaced Pixel Fold 2.
That being said, the engine is what matters here. According to the listing, the processor that powers the gadget includes three Cortex-A7xx cores clocked at 2.6 GHz, four Cortex-A5xx cores clocked at 1.95 GHz, and one Cortex-X4/X5 core rated at 3.1 GHz.
As a result, there are eight CPU cores overall—one fewer than the Tensor G3’s nine cores. So, we’re not certain if this chip is really the Tensor G4 that will be released soon. The gadget contains 8GB of RAM and an Arm Mali G715 GPU for graphics.
In addition, its performance is inferior to that of the Tensor G3. The new chip can only score 1082/1024 in single-core tests and 3121/2788 in multi-core tests, compared to the latter’s easy 1268 and 3510 results.
It is anticipated that Samsung’s Exynos 2400 and the Tensor G4 will be manufactured using the same 4LPP+ method. Although the Exynos 2400 can compete with top chips from MediaTek and Qualcomm, it’s unclear if the Tensor G4 will perform at the same level.
As previously indicated, based on current rumors, the Tensor G4 would not represent a significant improvement. On the other hand, the Tensor G5 is anticipated to deliver better performance. There are rumors that the next Tensor SoC generation will be produced by TSMC and custom-designed by Google, which should result in increased efficiency and performance. However, these are simply conjectures at this point, so it’s best to treat this information cautiously.