The German site “WinFuture” unearthed traces of two models in development at Google, both equipped with a new SoC.
Google is already working on its Pixel 8. There’s no doubt about that. The question is rather how many phones the Mountain View company plans to release by the fall of 2023. If a Pixel 7a seems to be in the order of things, should we expect a Pixel NotePad, a Pixel mini, an ultra as rumors have suggested in recent weeks?
It is therefore advisable to remain cautious with regard to the information published on the very reliable German site WinFuture, who himself takes tweezers. Digging through publicly available source code from Google, the site claims to have come across two new Pixel models codenamed “Shiba” and “Husky.”
A priori, these would be new models since they would embed a new SoC, the central chip which governs almost everything in a smartphone. The latter bears the code name “Zuma” and would be developed by Google in partnership with Samsung, exactly like the two previous SoCs from the Mountain View firm, the Google Tensor 1 and G2. This new chip would also retain the G2 model.
Shiba and Husky would both have 12 GB of RAM, which is as much as the Google Pixel 7 Pro, and 4 GB more than the Pixel 7. Enough to give grain to the mill of those who see there the first elements of future Pixel 8.
WinFuture also claims to have gotten hold of the definition of the two models. Shiba would carry a FullHD screen, ie 2268 x 1080 pixels in this case, while Husky would be better equipped with 2822 x 1344 pixels of definition.
One thing is certain, in the coming months, we will have to closely monitor the new occurrences of these two code names since they probably hide Google’s next ambitions in terms of telephones.
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