Google is reportedly working on a ‘Pixel mini’ smartphone, potentially launching next month


Google is gearing up to launch the new Pixel 7 series smartphones along with Pixel Watch next month on October 6. The upcoming Google Pixel 7 series will be powered by a new Tensor G2 chipset and it looks like it could also be used in a new category of smartphones that the tech giant is reportedly planning to launch.

According to a report from Gizmochina, Google is working on a new “Pixel mini” smartphone with a small screen and similar specs. The reports suggest that the device is codenamed ‘neila’. It has a center punched display and the visor-like design on the back found on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 family of handsets.

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Unfortunately, it is not known whether the smartphone is part of the Pixel 7 series. Therefore, it may or may not be called the Pixel 7 Mini. According to the report, upcoming Google products are generally seen in the codebase. In the case of the Pixel Mini, it has yet to be found in the software.

Google has confirmed that the Pixel 7 series will run on a second-generation Tensor G2 chip built in collaboration with Samsung, enhancing Exynos-like processors with Google’s machine learning skill.

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The hardware launch event, dubbed “Made by Google,” will see new devices, as the company showed at its I/O developer conference earlier this year.

(with input from IANS)