Whereas Google struggles to resolve all of the bugs in its Pixel 6 smartphone, it’s juggling a spate of upcoming smartphone releases, together with the Pixel 6a, the Pixel Notepad foldable, and evidently, the Pixel 7. A brand new leak from 9to5Google offers the primary concrete particulars on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional, plus the units’ codenames.
Shortly after Google launched its Android 13 Dev Preview, fanatics and journalists began mining the working system for brand spanking new info on Google’s telephones. Cstark27 discovered references to Google’s 2nd gen Tensor processor, mannequin quantity GS201, inside the working system. Plainly this chip will energy the Pixel 7 and seven Professional, however not the upcoming 6a and Pocket book units.
Moreover, the Android 13 code ties the 2nd gen Tensor processor to a modem with the mannequin quantity “g5300b.” This seems to be an unannounced Samsung modem; possible known as the Exynos Modem 5300. (The Pixel 6’s modem, known as the Exynos Modem 5123, makes use of mannequin quantity “g5123b.”)
The gang at 9to5Google additionally uncovered two machine codenames from the Android 13 Dev Preview—“Cheetah” and “Panther.” These names most likely reference the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional. That mentioned, it’s value noting that each one Pixel 6-series telephones, together with the upcoming foldable (internally known as Pipit), have codenames primarily based on birds. (My guess is that Google bases its codenames on whichever era of Tensor chip is in a cellphone.)
This leak is fairly clear-cut, however there’s one piece of data that’s a bit complicated. A part of Android 13’s code references a tool codenamed “Ravenclaw.” We don’t know something about this machine, although curiously, its “Ravenclaw” codename combines each chook and fish language. Maybe the “Ravenclaw” is a tool for inner testing, equivalent to a Pixel 6 that’s modified to make use of a 2nd gen Tensor chip.