The range of new Pixel devices that Google is currently developing is constantly growing. After hearing the news of one or more foldable smartphones and the cheaper Pixel 7, there are now two more new models. “Husky” and “Shiba” could indeed represent the next generation of Pixel series models.
We have the first details about the hardware, which come from publicly available code sources. Accordingly, the two new smartphones work with it Android 14 “Upside Down Cake” and is based on the new SoC, which, as before, is again from Google and its partner Samsung have been developed.
Google’s new processor codenamed “Zuma” with plenty of RAM
The chip is named “Zuma” by Google and has the same modem as the Google Tensor G2 (G201), that is, the 5G G5300 modem developed by Samsung. Specific details about the SoC aren’t available yet, but Samsung is known to have recently worked on another new ARM SoC of its own production, the Exynos 2300. The “Zuma” is conceivably a dependable custom variant with typical Google optimizations for machine learning and artificial intelligence.
According to the source, the additional features of both the Chiba and the Husky include a total of 12 GB of RAM, which means that the two new Google devices can be placed completely safe in the high-end segment. This is also supported by the screen resolution, which is the only known difference between the two new products so far.
While Google’s “Shiba” has a very extended Full HD resolution of 2268 x 1080 pixels, Google’s “Husky” has a resolution of 2822 x 1344 pixels, so it should have a “better” screen and is therefore slightly higher than the first model. In general, both devices seem to have equipment located at the upper end of the scale.
Whether it will actually be the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro is of course pure speculation. The form factors indicate that we are dealing with smartphones in the classic bartype design and not with foldable devices or tablets. It’s still too early to talk about the next generation of Google’s best smartphones if they don’t launch until the summer or fall of 2023. It’s also conceivable that these are just testing platforms from the Google hardware team.
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