The Google Pixel 7 leaking games are officially underway
In addition to a mid-range Pixel 6a that’s no longer a big secret ahead of a rumored May debut, Google is unsurprisingly hard at work on a much more mysterious Pixel 7 high-end duo.
Basically no major details, features, or specs of the upcoming Pixel 7 and 7 Pro have been leaked so far by the online sources and publications generally viewed as trustworthy, which of course makes perfect sense when talking about two devices that are still many months away from their formal announcements.
Two fiery codenames, one mystery new processor
“Oriole” and “Raven” had no apparent connection whatsoever with “Redfin”, aka the Pixel 5, which did however carry the “fishy” legacy of “Bramble” (Pixel 4a 5G), “Sunfish” (Pixel 4a), “Coral” (Pixel 4 XL), and every other Pixel model dating back to the first edition (aka “Sailfish”).
In short, Google saw the Pixel 6 duo as an entirely new chapter in the handset family’s evolution, and the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro could turn a new page of their own with the help of a second-gen in-house Tensor chip integrating among others an Exynos Modem 5300.
Unlike the Exynos Modem 5123 built into the first-gen Tensor, which Samsung previously used for its own Galaxy S20 family, this 5300 model is unreleased, unannounced, and a complete unknown.
Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot else we can say about this mystery second-gen Tensor processor, but its GS201 model number, the aforementioned “Cheetah” and “Panther” codenames, and the “Cloudripper” codename of an internal developer testing board should make it substantially easier to dig up new information going forward.
What else should you expect from the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro?
While it certainly makes sense for Big G to be working hard, both by itself and alongside key partner Samsung, on improving the raw power and cellular connectivity of its next hero devices, there are definitely other areas the search giant is likely to focus in the coming months as well.
The Pixel 6 Pro is pretty great, but the Pixel 7 Pro can definitely be better.