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The first Pixel 8 details were hiding in plain sight


The Google Pixel 7 the phones have only been on sale for a month, but promising Pixel 8 details are already being revealed, including news of a next-generation Tensor processor.

Details found in the open source code reveal a pair of new Google devices codenamed Husky and Shiba, as well as a third codenamed Zuma, which likely refers to the Tensor G3 processor.

The discovery was made by a German technical website WinFuturewho also noted that these devices are running Android 14, making it even more likely that the codenames refer to the Pixel 8 – which will likely be the first phones to run Android 14 out of the box.

On a more whimsical note, Android 14 is being called “Upside Down Cake” in a throwback to the company’s sweet treat-themed names for operating system updates that have become less popular in recent years. We argue that it was “Q” that overturned this convention.

Interestingly, it looks like the standard Pixel 8 ‘Shiba’ phone could also have 12GB of RAM, putting it on par with the current Pro model. The Shiba may also feature a 2268 x 1080 display, compared to the Pixel 7’s 2400 x 1080.

The Husky, which appears to potentially be the Pixel 8 Pro, could have a resolution of 2822 x 1344, which is lower than the Pixel 7 Pro3120 x 1440. Whether this has more to do with the display’s custom dimensions rather than pixel density remains to be seen.

The code relating to the new Zuma chip suggests it will come with the same Samsung G5300 5G modem as the Tensor G2.

Pixel 7 phones appear to be attracting more consumers, with Google claiming ‘best-selling week ever’ at launch Android 13 phones last month.

“I’m extremely proud of the rave reviews so far for the Pixel, which was recently the best seller of the week. Along with fantastic products, we debuted our latest version of Android,” Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said during a recent earnings call.

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