We’re one day away from the official announcement of the Google Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro. These are the company’s newest flagship phones, and they’re some of the most anticipated phones of the year. Before the event, a user posted a video of the benchmark scores for the Pixel 7 Pro, and we’re seeing some year-over-year improvements.
Let’s refresh your memory on what this phone’s packing. Google partnered with Samsung to produce its own custom SoC called the Tensor chip. This is what’s currently powering the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a. It’s Google’s first custom chip, and it’s able to give these phones flagship performance despite lagging behind with its benchmark scores.
This year, the company announced that it put a second-generation Tensor chip in the Pixel 7 phones, and we’re expecting this to be a more capable processor.
And it might, as the Pixel 7 benchmark scores show improvement
This leak shows the Pixel phone in all its metal and glass glory. The person has the phone with its retail box and a pair of Pixel Buds. The 4-minute 23-second shows a few aspects of the phone starting with some of the interfaces.
The person in the video then puts the phone through a couple of benchmarks, and the first one we see is Geekench. It’s hard to make out, but the Pixel 7 Pro was able to score 1054 for the single core score and 3138 for the multi-score score.
How does that compare to other phones? Well, let’s start with the Pixel 6 Pro. The Pixel 7 Pro showed about a 3% improvement over the Pixel 6’s single core score of 1027. It scored about 13% higher than its multi-core score of 2760.
Its single-core performance is 15% lower than that of the Galaxy S22 Ultra (1240) and 7% lower when it comes to multi-core scores (3392). These scores are for the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 variant of the phone.
As for the AntuTu scores, the Pixel 7 Pro was able to hit 801116. That’s 12% higher than that of the Pixel 6 Pro and 12% lower than that of the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
All in all, the 2nd-generation Tensor chip was able to bring a nice improvement over its predecessor in terms of benchmark scores. While that’s not a valid indication of the device’s day-to-day usage, it’s still nice to see some more power coming from Google’s in-house chip.