As Google struggles to fix all the bugs in its Pixel 6 smartphone, it’s juggling a barrage of upcoming smartphone releases, including the Pixel 6a, the foldable Pixel Notepad, and obviously the Pixel 7. A new leak from 9to5Google provides the first concrete details about Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro as well as the code names of the devices.
Shortly after Google released its Android 13 Dev Preview, enthusiasts and journalists began scouring the operating system for new information about Google’s phones. Cstrong27 References to Google’s 2nd generation Tensor processor, model number GS201, found within the operating system. It appears that this chip will power the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, but not the upcoming 6a and notebook devices.
In addition, the Android 13 code binds the 2nd generation Tensor processor to a modem with the model number “g5300b”. This appears to be an unannounced Samsung modem; probably called Exynos Modem 5300. (The Pixel 6’s modem, called the Exynos Modem 5123, uses the model number “g5123b.”)
The gang at 9to5Google Also discovered two device codenames from the Android 13 Dev Preview – “Cheetah” and “Panther”. These names are likely related to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. However, it’s worth noting that all of the Pixel 6 series phones, including the upcoming foldable (dubbed Pipit internally), have bird-based codenames. (My guess is that Google bases its codenames on the generation of Tensor chips found in a phone.)
This leak is pretty clear, but there is one piece of information that is a bit confusing. Some of Android 13’s code references a device codenamed “Ravenclaw.” We don’t know anything about this device, although interestingly its codename “Ravenclaw” combines both bird and fish language. Perhaps “Ravenclaw” is an internal testing device, such as a Pixel 6 modified to use a 2nd Gen Tensor chip.
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