The Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro were launched in October last year with the Tensor G3 chipset and several AI-based features. A few short months after their launch, we’re seeing tons of leaks about the next-generation Pixel phones on the web. Google’s next-generation SoC — the Tensor G4 — is expected to power the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro. The chipset will reportedly be based on Samsung’s latest 4nm process and may offer improved power efficiency and thermal management.

According to a report from Korean media FNN, Google will apply Samsung Electronics’ foundry 4-nano microprocessor processing to the Tensor G4 chipset that will be installed in the upcoming Pixel 9 series. The Tensor G4 will reportedly use an advanced packaging method called FOWLP (Fan- out Wafer Level Packaging). This type of packaging is said to improve semiconductor heat generation and increase energy efficiency and performance. This would offer notable improvements over last year’s Tensor G3 SoC.

The report also states that Samsung used the 4nm method in the Exynos 2400 chipsets of the Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24+ models. The report claims that the phones have been well received in the select markets where they have been launched.

The Tensor G4 SoC was earlier speculated to come with minor performance improvements over the Tensor G3 SoC.

In India, the Pixel 8 starts at Rs. 75,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model, while the Pixel 8 Pro starts at Rs. 1,06,999 for the 12GB RAM + 128GB storage model.

Google’s Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro run Android 14. The vanilla variant features a 6.2-inch full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Pixel 8 Pro, meanwhile, has a 6.7-inch OLED display with Quad-HD (1344×2992 pixels) resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. They run on Google’s Tensor G3 chipset and Titan M2 security chip.

The Pixel 8 has a dual rear camera setup led by a 50-megapixel Samsung GN2 sensor, while the Pixel 8 Pro boasts a triple rear camera setup, including a 50-megapixel primary sensor. Both models have a 10.5-megapixel front-facing camera. The Pixel 8 packs a 4,575mAh battery with 27W wired charging support, while the Pixel 8 Pro is backed by a 5,050mAh battery with 30W wired charging support.

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