The leaking faucet has started to drip.
what you need to know
- Google appears to be working on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, as well as a third unknown device.
- These appear to be different from the rumored upcoming Pixel 6a and Pixel Fold phones.
- According to the leak, two of the three devices are powered by Tensor 2, and all three are equipped with the new Samsung Exynos 5300 modem.
It’s not even spring, but Pixel 7 leaks have sprung up, with the first leak detailing the three upcoming Google Pixel devices. In the 9to5Google leak, we learned that Google is currently testing three devices codenamed “Cheetah,” “Black Panther,” and “Ravenclaw.”
As you might deduce from the similarity between the two names, the Cheetah and Panther phones are likely the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Which device is currently anyone’s best guess, but both are powered by what appears to be a GS201 chip. This is the follow-up to the Google Tensor (model GS101) that powers the Pixel 6 series of devices.
Additionally, leaks suggest that the chipset is using a new Samsung modem with model number “g5300b”. It’s an improvement over the “g5123b” modem inside the Pixel 6 that could help Google avoid the Pixel 6 connectivity issues we’ve seen many times since these phones launched.
Rumored Pixel 6a
The third device, “Ravenclaw,” has a very different name than the feline-themed names we assume for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Given that the Pixel 6 uses bird-themed names — namely Oriole and Raven — you might surmise that the device is the Pixel 6a.
While that may be the case, all existing Pixel 6a leaks suggest the device is codenamed “Bluejay” without any issues before the official launch.
According to the leak, the Ravenclaw is powered by this new modem, but there is no mention of the specific chipset used with the modem. Whether that’s the Pixel 7a or something else is completely anyone’s best guess, but any Pixel a-series phone is certainly likely to go head to head with the cheapest Android phone when it arrives.
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The Google Pixel 6 introduces the manufacturer’s in-house tensor processor, bringing a host of new AI capabilities to the stunning device. This includes the Magic Eraser feature and a faster Google Assistant to help you get more done.