Google Accidentally Leaks Two New Pixel Smartphones – Forbes


Google finally sent shockwaves through the smartphone industry with its impressive Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. Now Google has done it again by accidentally leaking both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. 

Google Pixel 7 Pro concept render


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Google leaked both devices in the code for Android 13, the developer preview of which was released this week. Both devices were spotted by 9to5Google, working in conjunction with developer cstark27, and they revealed new development codenames and several exciting upgrades. 

Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro Codenames

First, Android 13 revealed that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are being developed internally at Google under the codenames ‘Cheetah’ and ‘Panther’. For those keeping track, this represents a shift. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro codenames were Oriole and Raven while historically every previous Pixel had a name related to sea life. So Google is now switching codename categories with each new Pixel release. 

Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro Upgrades

Next come the hardware upgrades. Android 13 code shows that Google’s new Pixels come with a ‘GS201’ processor. Given the Pixel 6 range has a Tensor GS101 processor, we know this is the successor of that chip and, considering it is not called the ‘GS102’, it sounds like a true next-generation upgrade. The internal-only codename for the GS201 is ‘Cloudripper’. 

Google Pixel 7 Pro concept render


Android 13 also shows that the GS201 will be paired with a Samsung ‘g5300b’ modem. Samsung has yet to announce this modem, which bodes well because the Pixel 6 line-up used an Exynos 5123 modem (‘g5123b’) which Samsung announced way back in October 2019. 

So far, this is all Android 13 has revealed about the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro but it is an exciting start. Furthermore, history suggests that Google is unlikely to be able to keep the remaining details of these phones a secret for long. 


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