Google Pixel 7 With New Tensor Chip Teased Ahead of Fall Launch

From CNET: Google provided an early look at its Pixel 7 and 7 Pro phones during its Google I/O conference on Wednesday. Both devices will be launching in the fall with a new version of Google's Tensor processor, Android 13 and a more refined version of the Pixel 6's general design.

Google didn't share much information about its next-generation Tensor processor aside from confirming it'll power the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. The phones will have a glass design with an updated aluminum camera bar that's similar to the Pixel 6's. But there's a new pill-shaped cutout for the Pixel 7's lenses, which further distinguishes it from the Pixel 6. The Pro model will also have a triple-lens main camera compared with the Pixel 7's dual camera.

The Pixel 6 was the company's first phone powered by its own Tensor chip, signaling a shift away from Qualcomm's popular mobile processors. When introducing the Pixel 6 last year, Google said its in-house processor should improve performance in tasks that rely on machine learning, like translation, speech recognition and image processing.

Some of these enhancements are evident in the Pixel 6's camera system, which has new features that aren't available on previous Pixel devices. These include Magic Eraser for deleting unwanted objects in photos and Real Tone, which portrays skin tones more accurately. Although we don't know much about the second-generation Tensor chip yet, we can likely expect similar machine learning-based improvements.

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