Google is Already Working on the Tensor 3 SoC

By Aashish Verma


Google may collaborate with Samsung on its next system on a chip (SoC), which could be the Tensor 3 or possibly a Tensor 2.5.

New Chipset

According to a rumor from GalaxyClub, Samsung is in the process of working on two new chipsets. One of those new chipsets carries the model number S5P9865.

Previous Models

This pattern seems to mimic the previous model numbers in the Tensor line, with the original Tensor model number S5P9845 and Tensor 2 believed to have the model number S5P9855.

Board Name

In addition to the model number, it’s believed that the chip is being tested under the dev board name of “Ripcurrent.” 

The rumor also suggests that Samsung is working on a future chip. Chip is believed to be a successor to the Exynos 1280 processor in the Samsung Galaxy A53.

CPU Cores

As for the Tensor 2, which will be in the upcoming Pixel 7, a leak we reported on late last month suggests the chip is likely sticking with older CPU cores like the Cortex-A78 and Cortex-X1.

This means Tensor 2 could lag behind current flagship SoCs when it releases. If that’s the case, a Tensor 2.5 chip could help Google catch up to current flagship SoCs sooner than later.

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