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Early Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro leak suggests Exynos 2300-based Tensor G3, 12 GB RAM, and Android 14

Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are both said to feature 12 GB RAM and Tensor G3 SoC. (Image Source: Google)
Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are both said to feature 12 GB RAM and Tensor G3 SoC. (Image Source: Google)
Preliminary details about what could be the upcoming Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro have surfaced. Codenamed Shiba and Husky, respectively, these next gen Google Pixel phones are said to be running Android 14 and will be powered by yet another Samsung-Google SoC collaboration codenamed Zuma, which is likely to become the Tensor G3 with the same Exynos 5300 5G modem as the Tensor G2.

Google just recently launched the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro, but the Mountain View-giant is apparently already at work on the next iteration of these smartphones. Likely to be called the "Pixel 8" series, Google is working on two new models codenamed Shiba and Husky.

WinFuture's Roland Quandt reports that it is not fully clear if these models are exactly new, but the specs do seem interesting and indicate that these could very well be next generation Pixel smartphones. References for Shiba and Husky come from publicly available code sources. These devices are indicated as running Android 14 "Upside Down Cake".

Shiba is likely to be the base Pixel 8 variant with a display resolution of 2268 x 1080 pixels while Husky could turn out to be the Pixel 8 Pro with a 2822 x 1344 resolution. Both models are slated to feature 12 GB of RAM and will be running a new Google SoC codenamed Zuma (Tensor G3?).

Details about Zuma are still scarce at the moment, but it is evident that Google will once again collaborate with Samsung for this chip with additional AI and ML smarts baked in. Samsung is developing the Exynos 2300 for the upcoming Galaxy S23 series next year. Even though Google is not expected to use the exact chip, it can very well serve as a test platform for now. What is known, however, is that Zuma will use the same Exynos 5300 5G modem that is present in the Tensor G2.

It is highly probable that Shiba and Husky are conventional bar-type smartphones and not foldables. While these phones would eventually become the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro in summer or fall 2023, there's also a possibility that these are nothing more than prototype test platforms.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2022-11- 9 (Update: 2022-11- 9)