The first piece of reliable information surrounding Google’s Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro has surfaced, including codenames and details surrounding the devices’ new Tensor chip.
According to 9to5Google., the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are known by the codenames “Cheetah” and “Panther” internally at the tech giant. Google always works with a very particular codename theme. For instance, before the Pixel 6, Google used codenames related to aquatic life for its Pixel and Nexus devices. The Pixel 6 series used avian codenames such as “Raven.”
The unannounced Pixel 6a will reportedly continue to use an avian codename, with Google reportedly landing on “Bluejay.” Further, a rumoured foldable Galaxy Note-like device could be known by the codename “Pitpit.”
Additionally, 9to5Google’s sources indicate that the Pixel 7 series will utilize the second-generation Tensor chip called the ‘GS201.’ This model number is slightly different from the current chip included in the Pixel 6 series. Google’s 2nd-gen chip is reportedly known as “Cloudripper” internally at Google.
The GS201 chip will supposedly feature an unreleased Samsung modem listed as ‘g5300b.’ For reference, the Pixel 6’s modem is g5123b i.e., Exynos Modem 5123. The new second-generation Tensor chip likely features the Exynos Modem 5300.
It’s important to keep in mind that these are just rumours and the actual reveal/release of the Pixel 7 is likely still several months away. The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will likely launch this coming fall.
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