In the present day we received the primary particulars about Google’s upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional telephones, which, if the corporate sticks to its traditional 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 era Google’s solely used codenames associated to fish or different sea life. Then the 6 and 6 Professional have 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 seems like Google is now altering its codename scheme for Pixels with every era – till it runs out of animals, presumably. Which may take some time, nonetheless.
The final bit of information that received out right now 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 may very well be extra fascinating.
Final yr when the primary Tensor was underneath growth Google examined it internally by changing the Snapdragon 765 in some Pixel 5 items with the Tensor. These fashions have been then codenamed Whitefin – a mashup together with “white” from “Whitechapel”, the Tensor venture’s codename, and “fin” for “Redfin” – the Pixel 5’s codename.
Equally, the hypothesis goes, possibly “Raven” in “Ravenclaw” refers back to the Pixel 6 Professional and “claw” is only a feline reference, during which case this is able to be a Pixel 6 Professional system with Pixel 7 innards, created for testing functions.
In fact there’s loads of time left earlier than the Pixel 7 era formally launches, and for issues like these to thus get confirmed by additional rumors and data. Or not.