Google Pixel 7 series rumors surface online with second-gen Tensor chip

Google Pixel 7 Series Rumors
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Google Pixel 6 series has arguably been the Android camera phone of 2021. While its wider availability is still a matter of concern, Google Pixel 7 series rumors have started to appear online. Here, we will go through the leaks and rumors surrounding the Google Pixel 7 series. 

Google Pixel 7 Series Overview:

2nd gen “Tensor” chip

Google Tensor Chipset

Recently, 9to5Google has shared a few details about the Pixel 7 series. As per the blog, the upcoming handsets will be powered by a second-gen Tensor chip. The SoC could land with model number “GS201″ and codename “Cloudripper”.

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Furthermore, the GS201 is spotted with an unannounced Exynos modem with the codename “g5300b”. For comparison, the Pixel 6 has Exynos 5123 modem which bears the “g5123b” model number. 

7-series codenames

For a long time, Pixel devices were codenamed after several species of fish. With the Pixel 6-series, however, the company modified the naming approach and used avian (bird) codenames—”oriole” for the Pixel 6 and “raven” for the Pixel 6 Pro.

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Now, it appears that the tech behemoth is changing the scheme once more with the Pixel 7 series. These devices will be given cat-like codenames, such as “cheetah” and “panther”.

There’s also a “Ravenclaw” codename, which has been spotted with the other two. You see, when Google initially tested its first-gen Tensor chip in Pixel 5, it was referred internally as “Whitefin” — “white” from the codename of chip “Whitechapel” and “fin” from the Pixel 5’s “redfin”. 

Thus, 9to5Google believes that the codename “Ravenclaw” may relate to the Pixel 6 Pro (“Raven”), and claw referring to the Pixel 7 series devices. That means Google might have plans to test its second-gen Tensor chip in the Pixel 6 series device. 

Google Pixel 7 Series Launch

Aside from a few information gleaned via code-search, there have been no leaks or rumors regarding when these devices would be released. However, based on past year launches, we expect them to be released in Q4 of 2022.

  • Meanwhile, check out our review of the Google Pixel 6.

SOURCE9to5Google