Google Pixel 8 leak gives us codename, Tensor chip, and RAM

We still haven’t found out how good the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are – two of our favorite Android phones of the year. But we’ve already started hearing rumors about their follow-up by the end of next year. If this new report about the alleged Pixel 8 and 8 Pro is anything to go by, Google is doubling down on the performance of its next flagship lineup, offering a better processor and more RAM to go along with it.

While WinFuture couldn’t definitively confirm whether the two leaked devices are indeed the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, many of their attributes match those of a typical Android flagship. Codenamed Husky and Sheba, Google’s two phones pack 12GB of RAM, placing them right at the top of the spectrum.

The Husky has a display resolution of 2822 x 1344 pixels (presumably the Pro model), while the Shiba settles for a standard 2268 x 1080 resolution, just like the Pixel 7. The changed display aspect ratio for smaller displays.

Both telephones are going to apply a brand new Tensor chip, codenamed Zuma. The Tensor G3 could be a customized version of the upcoming Samsung Exynos 2300 processor (likely based on a 3nm process node) with an added flavor of Google’s machine learning and AI capabilities. Some of these details confirm another leak about the Tensor G3 that we saw in September.

However, the Tensor G3 may reuse the G5300 5G modem from the Tensor G2, which itself didn’t prove to be a huge upgrade over the unimpressive modem on the first Tensor chip in our experience.

WinFuture has reasons to believe that both phones are actually your classic glass sandwiches and not foldable (or tablets for that matter). If you were hoping to hear about the long-rumored Pixel Fold, you might have to wait a while. In either case, none of these rumors and leaks are set in stone, especially since we’re months away from the actual launch, so take it all with a pinch of salt. But in typical Google fashion, we expect to get an early look at the next Pixel flagships during Google I/O 2023.

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