Google will debut its next smartphone series and a wristwatch during its October Pixel event. Both were announced during I/O in May. In that spirit, Google is unveiling its Tensor successor’s name before next month.
Kuba Wojciechowski noticed on Twitter that Google modified the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro product pages with Tensor branding. Google has only referred to its latest chipset as “next-gen” until now. The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are powered by Tensor G2, which was announced today. Unexciting, but smart branding. The G can represent for “generation” (Tensor Gen 2) and Google’s name.
Google’s first SoC bears the product number “GS101,” however it’s called the Google Tensor chip. We’ve known for about a year that the forthcoming Pixel phones would have a second-generation Tensor chip, “GS201,” but it wasn’t obvious how Google would mark the new hardware.
Google will conduct a hardware event on October 6 to showcase the Pixel 7, Pixel Watch, and more. The company recently updated the Google Store website with new hardware details.
The new Pixel 7 magazine page mentions the “Google Tensor G2” processor. Following this year’s pattern, the Tensor G2 will likely be in next year’s Pixel 7a and whatever foldable Google develops. Google said the Tensor G2 gives the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro “more helpful, tailored features for images, videos, security, and speech recognition.”
Google has stayed relatively silent regarding the Pixel 7’s software, just exhibiting the hardware exterior. These may be clues to what to anticipate at next month’s event. The reference of “security” could be related to the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro’s face unlock feature or general security upgrades.