“We’ve decided to make our own smartphone SoC instead of using Snapdragon”
— Snapdragon (@Snapdragon) October 13, 2021
Tensor may not be as fast as Qualcomm’s flagship chips
Google hasn’t revealed much about the specs and has only said that the Tensor will leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide a personalized experience and boost features like camera and speech recognition, and will get better with the passage of time.
Per rumors, it was co-developed with Samsung and will be manufactured using the company’s 5nm process. The chip apparently features Arm’s last year’s CPU cores and benchmark results suggest it will not be able to beat current and upcoming premium chips.