As we speak we bought the primary particulars about Google’s upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional telephones, which, if the corporate sticks to its standard shenanigans, ought to solely develop into official in October. And but, right here we’re in February with some bits and items of the puzzle already in view. How neat is that?
Anyway, in line with a brand new report, the Pixel 7 duo will use a second-gen Tensor chipset with a Samsung-made Exynos Modem 5300 for connectivity functions.
The codenames for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional are reportedly Cheetah and Panther, which is fascinating as a result of up till earlier than the Pixel 6 technology Google’s solely used codenames associated to fish or different sea life. Then the 6 and 6 Professional had been Oriole and Raven, and apparently the avian nomenclature continues with the yet-unannounced Pixel 6a which is allegedly codenamed Bluejay. After which we’re onto feline themes, it appears.
So it appears like Google is now altering its codename scheme for Pixels with every technology – till it runs out of animals, presumably. Which may take some time, nevertheless.
The final bit of information that bought out right this moment has to do with a 3rd Pixel codename hooked up to the Exynos Modem 5300, which is Ravenclaw. Now this can be a Hogwarts reference and nothing extra, or issues might be extra fascinating.
Final 12 months when the primary Tensor was underneath improvement Google examined it internally by changing the Snapdragon 765 in some Pixel 5 models with the Tensor. These fashions had been then codenamed Whitefin – a mashup together with “white” from “Whitechapel”, the Tensor undertaking’s codename, and “fin” for “Redfin” – the Pixel 5’s codename.
Equally, the hypothesis goes, perhaps “Raven” in “Ravenclaw” refers back to the Pixel 6 Professional and “claw” is only a feline reference, by which case this might be a Pixel 6 Professional machine with Pixel 7 innards, created for testing functions.
After all there’s loads of time left earlier than the Pixel 7 technology formally launches, and for issues like these to thus get confirmed by additional rumors and data. Or not.