The Google Pixel 7 series based on the second-generation Tensor G2 SoC was unveiled last month, but rumors have started pouring in about next year’s Pixel models purporting to be the Pixel 8 series. The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are said to be “Shiba ” and “Husky” as internal model designations, respectively. Google’s next-generation flagship smartphones are said to use the third-generation Google Tensor SoC based on Samsung’s Exynos 2300.
According to report from Winfuture.de (German), Google is working on new flagship Pixel smartphones, the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, codenamed Shiba and Husky, respectively. They are said to run on Android 14 and will run on a new SoC codenamed “Zuma” that is being developed by Google and Samsung. The SoC is speculated to be a modified variant of the Exynos 2300 SoC and will be accompanied by the same Samsung G5300 modem used in the Google Tensor G2 SoC. Zuma may come with optimizations for machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Future smartphones may have a total of 12GB of RAM. The Shiba display is said to offer a Full HD resolution of 1080×2268 pixels, while the Husky display may have a resolution of 1344×2822 pixels.
The report did not mention when the search giant will release the next generation of Pixel smartphones. If the launch dates of previous Pixel flagship smartphones indicate that the upcoming Pixel 8 series could launch sometime next October.
Pixel 7 series smartphones are codenamed Cheetah and Panther. The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro based on the second-generation Tensor G2 SoC were unveiled last month. They are offered in three color options and have an IP68 dust and water resistance rating. The Pixel 7 has a 50MP dual rear camera, while the Pixel 7 Pro has a triple camera setup with an additional 48MP telephoto lens.