Google codenames “Husky” and “Shiba” surface, could be Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro

In the article published by WinFuture, it is stated that the next Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones have been given the codenames Shiba and Husky, respectively, and that it is possible that they might feature a SoC that is based on the Exynos 2300.

Reports claim that Google is making progress on two smartphones. The code for these phones is available to the public, so it’s possible that these are test platforms.

The site says it doesn’t really know what these phones are, but the specs seem to point to two flagship devices. Remember that Google just released the Pixel 7 series just over a month ago, whereas the Pixel 7a is probably still months away.

According to the report, both Shiba and Husky have a whole new chipset that is currently being built by Google and Samsung. According to speculations, the new processor, which has been given the codename “Zuma,” uses the same 5G G5300 modem as the Tensor G2 chip that was included in the Pixel 7 series. The WinFuture article claims that the custom processor might be a modified version of the Samsung Exynos 2300 chip.

According to WinFuture’s sources, both devices will match the Pixel 7 Pro’s 12GB of RAM. The possible Pixel 8 Shiba has a display resolution of 2268 x 1080 pixels, while the possible Pixel 8 Pro Husky has a resolution of 2822 x 1344 pixels.

In comparison, the Pixel 7’s and the Pixel 7 Pro’s resolutions are 2400 and 3120 pixels, respectively. Recent leaks also suggested that the Pixel 8 Pro could have an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.

According to the WinFuture report,

The form factors of the leaked devices suggest that we are dealing with smartphones in the classic bar-type design and not with foldables or tablets; this is an especially early leak. It’s entirely possible that these are two variants of the Pixel 7a, or test platforms from Google’s hardware team, or something entirely else.