Google Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro to get SoC Based on Exynos 2300: Report
The Google Pixel 7 series powered by the second-generation Tensor G2 SoC was unveiled last month, but rumors of next year’s Pixel models, thought to be the Pixel 8 series, have already started trickling in. The Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are said to have “Shiba” and “Husky” as their internal models, respectively. The next-generation smartphones from Google are said to use the third-generation Google Tensor SoC based on Samsung’s Exynos 2300.
According to a reports By Winfuture.de (German), Google is working on new flagship Pixel smartphones — Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, codenamed Shiba and Husky, respectively. They are said to run Android 14 and will be powered by a new SoC called “Zuma”, which is being developed by Google and Samsung. The SoC is thought to be a customized variant of the Exynos 2300 SoC and will be compatible with the same Samsung G5300 modem found in the Google Tensor G2 SoC. Zuma also comes with advanced machine learning and AI features.
Upcoming smartphones may include a total of 12GB of RAM. The Shiba’s display is said to offer a full HD resolution of 1,080×2,268 pixels, while the Husky may have 1,344 x2,822 pixels.
The report does not say when the search giant will launch the next generation of Pixel smartphones. If the launch timelines of Pixel flagship smartphones are any indication, the upcoming Pixel 8 series could be launched sometime in October next year.
Pixel 7 series smartphones have been given the code names, Cheetah and Panther. The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro powered by the second-generation Tensor G2 SoC were unveiled last month. They are offered in three color options and have an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance. The Pixel 7 features a dual 50-megapixel rear camera setup, while the Pixel 7 Pro flaunts a triple camera setup with an additional 48-megapixel telephoto lens.