Samsung is known for helping Google design Tensor chips for smartphones, tablets, and other devices, and the first generation of Tensor in the Pixel 6/6 Pro is based on a custom Samsung Exynos 2100 chip. Now, Samsung is testing two new chips, one of which is presumed to be the second-generation Tensor chip.
According to information shared by Galaxy Club, Samsung is testing 2 new chips. One of them may be the successor to the Exynos 1280, which will probably be called Exynos 1380 when it becomes available, while the other is the S5P9865, which is expected to be the next generation Google Tensor chip, as the first generation model was the S5P9845.
Sources say the S5P9865 (internally codenamed Zuma) is already being tested on a developer motherboard codenamed “Ripcurrent”. However, previous information said that Tensor 2 was tested on a developer board codenamed “Cloudripper”. So the new Tensor chipset could be used in the Pixel 8 series.
System LSI is also testing the S5E8835 chipset, which, depending on the model number, could be the successor to the Exynos 1280 used in various mid-range Galaxy smartphones. It could be launched as the Exynos 1380 and used in some mid-range Galaxy smartphones in 2023.