Google announced the Google Pixel 7 at I/O 2022 in May, but only displayed its design and release date. Since then, Google hasn’t released any new information.
We’ve recently found out that many Pixel 7 and 7 Pro devices were either stolen or lost. Google remotely wiped the phones, but we still learned a lot about the Pixel 7, including the design, features, and camera quality.
Now that the Pixel 6a has been released, you may be wondering whether to buy it or wait for the Pixel 7, which will utilize its second-generation Tensor SoC, Cloudripper.
Here’s everything we know about the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Google Pixel 7 Price and Release Date
The Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch will all arrive “this autumn,” although we don’t know when exactly. It’s reasonable to think the Pixel 7 will be released on Thursday, October 6.
DSCC CEO Ross Young leaked that Google would start Pixel 7 manufacture a month sooner than in prior years. This might imply an autumn launch in late September or early October.
Google may be extending its manufacturing timeframe to give itself more flexibility.
The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are expected to feature comparable cameras and screens to last year’s model. We won’t be surprised if the new versions cost $599/£549 and $899/£849, with a $100/£100 upcharge for more storage. We can only conjecture since Google hasn’t released an official figure.
Google Pixel 7 Design
The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro sport large, stunning camera bars that have become Google’s distinctive style. The camera bar seems to protrude the same amount as previously.
Your viewpoint determines whether its return is good or bad. But we praise how it keeps the phone balanced and angled up on a desk. We also appreciate its stunning aesthetic but notice the bump will grab table edges, your fingers, and pocket hems.
The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have matte black bars that let the camera sensors blend in and give each phone a nice two-tone aesthetic. Google’s forthcoming Pixels feature metal silver or gold bars that highlight the sensors, making it simple to distinguish the dual-camera Pixel 7 and triple-camera Pixel 7 Pro.
Snow, Obsidian, and Lemongrass (light green) are Pixel 7 colors. The Pixel 7 Pro offers Snow, Obsidian, Hazel, and a subdued gray-green.
The DSCC report claims the Pixel 7 will have a screen size of 6.3 inches, while the Pixel 7 Pro will stay at 6.7 inches.
Several leaked Pixel 7 devices have surfaced in recent weeks. An eBay auction showed a prototype Pixel 7. Steel camera housing, Obsidian finish, and flat display with Pixel 6-sized bezels.
Next, the Pixel 7 Pro leaked, a Redditor said he’d used it for weeks without recognizing it was the unreleased variant. Google remotely deleted it.
With another Pixel 7 Pro prototype leak, we saw the camera housing and curved display.
Google promised the Pixel 7 line would feature “soft-touch glass,” but subsequently claimed it would be glossy.
Google Pixel 7 Specifications
With Google teasing the Pixel 7 design but not the hardware, we’ll look to leakers to see how it will improve or remain the same.
Google will use a new Tensor chipset called GS201 (the previous was GS101) and Cloudripper. We aren’t sure how its performance will compare to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus or Apple’s A16 Bionic CPU, despite its improved modem.
Cloudripper will employ the same 2+2+4 core architecture as Google Tensor, with two performance cores (Cortex-X1), two mid-cores (Cortex A76), and four Cortex-A55 low-power cores.
Google will likely continue with 8GB/128GB for the Pixel 7 and 12GB/128GB for the Pixel 7 Pro.
A new Pixel 7 display leak suggests both devices’ display resolutions will stay unchanged: 1080×2400 for the Pixel 7 and 1440×3120 LTPO for the Pro.
One of the rumors suggested the Pixel 7 Pro will have a Samsung S6E3HC4 screen instead of an S6E3HC3, giving it a 200-nit improvement in brightness over the Pixel 6 Pro, from 800 to 1,000 nits. This will help Pixel owners who spend time outside.
Both panels will include in-display fingerprint scanners, which we hope solve Pixel 6 issues.
The Pixel 7 would include a 50MP primary, 12MP ultrawide, and 8MP selfie sensor, while the Pixel 7 Pro would have a 48MP telephoto lens with 4X optical zoom and an 11.1MP selfie shooter. The Pixel 6 was the first Google flagship in years to improve its sensors, so the Pixel 7 should have the same technology.
Both the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro can capture 4K selfie videos, something only the 6 Pro could accomplish. Google may offer the Pixel 7 the Pro’s 11.1MP camera.
We don’t know whether the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will have larger batteries or wireless charging but a new Pixel 7 Pro FCC leak shows that both phones will support mmWave or sub-6, and the 7 Pro will bring back Ultra Wideband.
Google Pixel 7 Software
Since its debut, the Pixel 6 series has been plagued by glitches, presumably because Tensor is Google’s first SoC. We hope the Pixel 7, with Tensor 2.0 and similar technology to its predecessor, will debut smoothly.
Pixel 7, like Pixel 6, will debut with Android 13. Google will deliver three Android OS upgrades and five years of security patches until late 2027, matching the Galaxy S22 series. If Google decided to mirror Samsung, the Pixel 7 would get Android 17.
Android 13 has been a relatively dull upgrade so far, largely addressing modifications and issues caused by Android 12 and introducing a new media player widget and notification enhancements. Like the Pixel 6 series, the Pixel 7 may include Pixel-exclusive features.
Pixel 7 might be 2022’s best-value flagship phone. Everything suggests that the Pixel 7 will be a tweaked version of the Pixel 6 rather than a radical redesign like last year. Google made all the major adjustments and simply needs to smooth up the experience.
So, there you have it.
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