We don’t have much information about the next flagship smartphones by Google, but based on a few reports so far, we know that Google is planning to launch them this year and just like last year’s Pixel, they will be premium devices with a high price tag.
Thanks to references found in AOSP (Android Open Source Project) gerrit, via Android Police, we may know the codenames of Google’s upcoming flagships. The smaller Pixel devices is referenced as Walleye, and although gerrit only mentioned Walleye, a trusted source of Android Police also revealed that the codename for larger Pixel device is Muskie.
Google has a longstanding history of code-naming its devices after sea dwelling creatures. And, if you remember the code names for last year’s Pixel and Pixel XL was Marlin and Sailfish.
A new leak from Droid Life suggests that Google is also working on a larger phone. Taimen is the codename of this larger smartphone and according to DL it will have a bigger screen than both ‘muskie’ and ‘walleye’. DL also believes that ‘tiemen’ is a separate project from ‘muskie’ and ‘walleye’ internally, which likely indicates that ‘tiemen’ can be a whole new product and is not a successor to the Pixel or Pixel XL.