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First apparent leaks of Pixel 8 series show codenames, some expected specs

There's no guarantee that these references the Pixel 8 series, but it seems very likely.

Published onNovember 8, 2022

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  • The first leaks for the Google Pixel 8 series are here.
  • The vanilla model will likely be codenamed “Shiba” while the Pro model could be “Husky.”
  • So far, the specs don’t look too different from the Pixel 7 series.

We only saw the Pixel 7 series launch a month ago, but we know Google is already working on next year’s follow-up. Now, we have our first set of leaked info pertaining to what we assume will be known as the Pixel 8 family.

According to WinFuture, the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro could land with codenames of “Shiba” and “Husky” respectively. For reference, the codenames for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro were “Cheetah” and “Panther.” Obviously, this year’s theme was big cats while the next year’s could be big dogs.

In addition to the codenames, WinFuture claims to know some specs for the devices. Now, these are very early specs and could change, but some are pretty much guaranteed. One of the  guaranteed specs is the inclusion of Android 14, which should be codenamed “Upside Down Cake.”

Another spec is a new processor, which could be codenamed “Zuma.” This would undoubtedly be the Tensor G3 chipset. So far, this early leak suggests the G3 could have the same modem of the G2, which is made by Samsung. Other specs for the G3 are unknown as of yet.

Finally, the Google Pixel 8 could have a resolution of 2268 x 1080 while the Pixel 8 Pro could land at 2822 x 1344. That first set of resolutions makes sense as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 have 1080p displays, but the Pixel 8 Pro’s alleged resolution is a bit strange considering both the Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro have 1440p displays. Still, like we said, it’s early days yet and these specs could change.

We will likely learn a lot more about the Pixel 8 series as we head into 2023.

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