Likely, the Google Pixel 7 won’t be released for at least six months. There may be up to eight of them. The leaks, on the other hand, are already gushing.
The always-reliable 9to5Google claims to have unearthed some “solid” information on the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Interesting.
The devices’ codenames and the existence of the Google Tensor 2 (GS201) processor and a new Samsung modem are all part of this. The codenames “Cheetah” and “Panther” are the working titles for the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, respectively.
After poring over the Android 13 developer preview, the site has deduced that the second-generation Tensor chip – the successor to the GS101 processor found in the Pixel 6 range – will be accompanied by an as-yet-unannounced Exynos Modem 5300.
The third codename for an in-development Pixel phone is also mentioned in the report. That’s “Ravenclaw,” and it might be a Pixel 6a phone, which is expected to launch this summer before the Google Pixel 7 series.
This codename, according to 9to5Google, is a mashup that gives us some clues about Pixel 6a’s characteristics. We’d laugh if it were anyone else, but the site has a stellar track record in this area.
The Pixel 6a is expected to have the same body as the Pixel 6 Pro (codenamed Raven). Still, it will also be the first A-Series phone to use a Tensor Processor, which will be a significant upgrade over the Snapdragon 765 found in the most current Pixel 5a with 5G. “The “claw” being a reference to the felines of the Pixel 7 generation,” according to the site, and who’d argue with that?