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Google Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Tensor G3 chip in works, key details leaked

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  • Google is reportedly working on the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro
  • These devices are said to have “Shiba” and “Husky”
  • The Google Tensor G3 is likely to power the Pixel 8 duo

Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro series are said to be in the works. A new report by Winfuture.de has revealed preliminary details of two of the forthcoming flagship Pixel phones. Since the report claims that a new chipset powers these devices, they may arrive on the market as the Pixel 8 and the Pixel 8 Pro.

Google has recently launched the Pixel 7 series in India and various other markets. The company is expected to launch multiple devices, such as the Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, and Pixel Tablet, in the first half of 2023. Google has been releasing its Pixel flagship phones in October for years. Hence, it is likely that the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro may debut in October 2023. Continue reading ahead to find out what details have appeared in one of the first leaks of the Pixel 8 series.

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Google Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro key specifications (rumoured)

Google Pixel 7 series

Google Pixel 7 series

According to the report, two Pixel devices with “Shiba” and “Husky” codenames have surfaced in publicly available code sources. The Shiba model supports a Full HD+ resolution of 2,268 x 1,080 pixels, while the Husky variant’s screen offers a higher resolution of 2,282 x 1,344 pixels. Hence, the Shiba model could be the Pixel 8, while the Husky model could be the Pixel 8 Pro.

Both devices are said to be powered by a new chipset. The report claims that the SoC is being co-developed by Google and Samsung. The SoC is equipped with a G3500 5G modem, which is available with the Tensor G2 that powers the Pixel 7 lineup. The new chip, which has the codename “Zuma,” is said to be a customised version of the unannounced Exynos 2300 chip. It is expected to arrive with optimizations for machine learning and AI from Google. The SoC will probably be called the Tensor G3 chip when it goes official next year.

The Pixel 8 series is expected to come equipped with 12GB of RAM. Both models will run on the upcoming Android 14 OS, which is expected to debut next year in Q3 2023. The report has no information on the camera configurations, battery size, or fast charging capabilities of the Pixel 8 lineup.

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