2022 Pixel 7 series may sport Samsung Exynos Modem and new Tensor GS201 SoC
The new round of rumors going around concerns Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Google’s next flagship models are expected to be equipped with second-gen Google Tensor SoC and an all-new Samsung Exynos modem. Other key specifications mentioned in the same report also include the internal model designations for Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, the second-gen Google Tensor SoC, and the Samsung Exynos modem. That’s all, folks (for now).
Presumably, Google is currently developing this year's flagship models, the above-mentioned Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. There is, however, no mention of the time when the company may be launching them. Typically, Google launches its new flagship smartphones somewhere around October, so this year may follow the trend. The upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are internally designated as Cheetah and Panther, respectively.
What the report does mention is the fact that the new Pixel models will be powered by Google Tensor GS201 SoC (internally designated as Cloudripper). Another feature is the SoC integration with the new Samsung Exynos 5300 modem (a.k.a. Ravenclaw), yet to be revealed. All these specifications were exposed after Google released the developer preview of Android 13. To date, not much else is known about the other specifications of the two forthcoming Pixel flagship models.
The nomenclature pattern of Google’s Pixel smartphones has apparently changed. All Nexus and Pixel smartphones launched prior to Pixel 6 smartphones were called by fish and sea life names. 2021 flagship models (Pixel 6) were named Oriole and Raven. In 2022, the names are feline-based.
Whether Ravenclaw is a Hogwarts reference or goes back elsewhere is unclear, for instance be a mix of two elements (Pixel 6 Pro shell & Tensor GS201 SoC). Please note that all of this information is currently based on industry rumors and remains unconfirmed by Google, so the codenames and the meaning behind them are speculative, to say the least.Source