At I/O 2022, Google didn’t reveal details about the Pixel 7 series and its second-generation Tensor processor. However, foreign media have now discovered that the Pixel 7 Pro will not use the same screen as the Pixel 6 Pro as previously reported.
According to mining information, the Pixel 7 Pro will use an upgraded panel model number S6E3HC4, while the Pixel 6 Pro uses the Samsung S6E3HC3. The difference between the two screens shouldn’t be much in numbers, and the Pixel 7 Pro will likely retain the same 3120 x 1440 resolution and refresh rate as its predecessor.
The cheaper Pixel 7 will also feature a second-generation Tensor processor, which will retain a 2+2+4 CPU cluster, where the first two cores will likely belong to Cortex-X2. Additionally, Google is not expected to use the improved low-power Cortex-A510 core, but will continue to use the Cortex-A55 core.
According to the same information, the second-generation Tensor may have the same attributes as its predecessor, which unfortunately means being slower than the competition.
Additional information found from these logs suggests that Google may have been testing its second-generation Tensor on the Pixel 6 Pro, codenamed “Ravenclaw.” Since there aren’t many differences between the Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro, it makes sense to test the new SoC on an older smartphone.