Google has reportedly already started working on two more smartphones, likely for 2023, and they could be the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, according to the latest information. Details regarding some specs and codenames have also surfaced, so let’s expand on that further.
No-name Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro chipset with same 5G modem as Tensor G2
Publicly available code sources reveal that the potential codenames for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are “Husky” and “Shiba.” Although no design details were shared by WinFuture, the chipset will likely be developed by Samsung in conjunction with Google. It is possible that the advertising giant will now select the Korean giant 3nm process. Samsung recently announced its 3nm GAA Technologybut so far, the manufacturer has reportedly not reached an agreement to mass-produce SoCs for smartphones.
Since the 3nm GAA process brings noticeable improvements over Samsung’s 5nm process, such as reducing power consumption by up to 50%, increasing performance by 30%, and reducing area by 35%, the next Tensor powering the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro could finally catch up with the competition. Speaking of chipset, the successor to the Tensor G2 is codenamed “Zuma” and sports the same Samsung G5300 5G modem running in the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Both ‘Husky’ and ‘Shiba’ are rumored to have 12GB of RAM, with Google likely using the faster LPDDR5X standard developed by Samsung. As for display resolution, “Shiba” is said to have a 2268 x 1080 pixel panel, so that codename will likely belong to the cheaper Pixel 8. As for “Husky”, it has a resolution of 2822 x 1344, which means it is the highest-end Pixel 8 Pro.
At this point, it’s too early to comment on these specs, although they look somewhat promising and indicate that Google is really striving to become a mainstream smartphone brand. Hopefully, we’ll find out what else Google has in store for 2023, and update our readers accordingly, so stay tuned.
News source: WinFuture