Google Pixel 7a back with box

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  • A noted leaker has found that the Pixel 7a’s Tensor G2 chip uses different packaging.
  • This was ostensibly done for price-related reasons and could make for a hotter chipset.
  • Our own benchmark testing showed that the Pixel 7a was mostly similar to the Pixel 7.

The Google Pixel 7a might be a mid-ranger, but it uses the same Tensor G2 processor as the flagship Pixel 7 series. Now, a trusted leaker has discovered that the Pixel 7a chip might differ from the standard Tensor G2.

Twitter tipster Kamila Wojciechowska has discovered that the Pixel 7a’s Tensor G2 processor differs from the Pixel 7’s chipset when it comes to the packaging. More specifically, the Pixel 7a chip uses so-called IPOP packaging versus the standard Tensor G2’s FOPLP-PoP packaging. So what does that actually mean?