There is likely at least six months left before the Google Pixel 7 launch. Probably as many as eight. However, leaks are already leaking.
Often reliable people in 9to5Google says they’ve revealed some “specific” details about the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Interesting.
This includes device codenames, the presence of a Google Tensor 2 (GS201) processor, and a new Samsung modem. For reference, these “Cheetah” and “Panther” codenames are considered working names for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
After reviewing the developer preview of Android 13, the site concluded that there will be an as-yet-unannounced Exynos 5300 modem accompanying the second-generation Tensor chip, a continuation of the GS101 processor of the Pixel 6 line.
The report also talks about a third codename for a Pixel phone in development. It’s Ravenclaw, and it could refer to the Pixel 6a phone, which is likely to arrive this summer before the Pixel 7 lineup arrives.
9to5Google thinks this codename is a mashup that gives us some hints about the nature of the Pixel 6a. If it were anyone else, we’d be spewing contempt, but the site has a fantastic track record in this regard.
The Pixel 6a is supposed to take the body of the Pixel 6 Pro (which was codenamed Raven), but it will also be the first A-series phone to feature a Tensor Processor, making it a massive improvement over the Snapdragon 765 within. the latest Pixel 5a with 5G. The site says the “claw” is a reference to the felines of the Pixel 7 generation, and who’s going to bet against that?
There’s no more information on the potential specs, features, and design of the Pixel 7 or Pixel 6a, for that matter, but we can take this as a benchmark for the rumors moving forward.