Google has given us an early peek at the Pixel 7. We now know what the phone looks like with updated camera lenses on the iconic horizontal bar, thanks to a sneak showing at Google I/O in May. (which is now made of aluminium). We also know, as expected, that the Pixel 7 will employ the second-generation Tensor processor, which will enable even more AI and machine learning capabilities in this fall’s phones. The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are expected to be released on October 13, with pre-orders beginning on October 6. Here’s all we know so far about the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, as well as new rumours regarding Google’s upcoming flagship.
Google Pixel 7 Models
Google stated during Google I/O that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be available in the fall. Most people thought that the Pixel 7 range consisted of only those two variants. There are clues, though, that a third Pixel 7 variant exists. This phone, like the Pixel 6 Pro (and probably the Pixel 7 Pro), features a 120Hz display, but its height and breadth are somewhat bigger than Google’s current Pro model. Because the Pixel 7 Pro is expected to feature the same 6.7-inch screen as the Pixel 6 Pro, this would be a Pixel with a slightly bigger screen.
Expected Price and Release Date
Before the launch in fall of the Pixel 7, Google will likely maintain price control. To put things in perspective, the Pixel 6 is $599, while the Pixel 6 Pro is $899. That is less expensive than what other phone manufacturers charge for their flagship models; for instance, the Galaxy S22 starts at $799, which is $200 more expensive than the Pixel 6.
According to a trustworthy leak from tipster Jon Prossor, the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro release date may be on October 13 and pre-orders may start on October 6, the same day the event may take place. This speculated timing matches with Google’s announcement that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will launch in the fall.
Thanks to the on-stage presentation at Google I/O, here is the area where we have the clearest idea of what to anticipate from the Pixel 7. As previously mentioned, Google is making some adjustments while preserving the horizontal camera bar that debuted with the Pixel 6. On the Pixel 7 Pro, there is a separate lens, which we presume is the telephoto shooter; the primary camera and ultrawide camera are now grouped together.
Compared to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, which have more modest lens designs, it has a very distinct appearance. The cameras on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro have been operating at maximum capacity. The lenses stretched across that aluminium bar will be visible to anyone watching you hold up your phone.
Specifications and Features(Expected)
The new Pixel look is not appealing, but I’m not convinced either. I appreciate the concealed camera lenses on my Pixel 6 Pro, but I’m not sure if I’ll ever like the new focus on the Pixel 7. In my opinion, the camera bar still has a little uncomfortable appearance, and the new, bright metal bar isn’t very attractive at first glance. However, I need to hold the phones in my hands before I can make a final judgement.
A successor to the first-generation Tensor processor featured within the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Google announced that it is working on a second-generation Tensor chipset. Google has not specified the changes to be expected, but we would anticipate a performance bump and an increase in power efficiency similar to what we see when chips are updated. The AI applications made possible by the new Tensor chipset’s machine learning core will be the greater news. What those would be has not yet been disclosed by Google.
The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will reportedly use the same displays as the Pixel 6 series, with a few minor changes, according to an interesting report on 9to5Google. One of those changes, though, may have a significant impact because the Pixel 7 Pro’s display is rumoured to upgrade from 1080p to 2K in order to conserve battery life.
The Pixel 7 Pro, according to later sources, would have a different display than its predecessor, although maintaining the same adaptive refresh rate range (10Hz to 120Hz) and resolution (3120 x 1440). Instead, the Pixel 7 Pro’s display brightness would increase; at its default setting, it would reach 600 nits, up from 500 nits. Even though it’s still early, we’ve put up a comparison of the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 6 differences, including both official Google announcements and rumours of upcoming revisions.
Google reportedly won’t upgrade the Pixel 7’s cameras from those seen on the Pixel 6, according to an early rumour that has now been confirmed by another leaker. If true, the Pixel 7 will include a 50MP primary camera and a 12MP ultrawide angle sensor, while the Pixel 7 Pro will add a 48MP telephoto lens to those cameras. After all, they are the features of the Pixel 6 camera.
When Google debuted the Pixel 6, it completely redesigned the cameras, so it makes sense that the forthcoming phones’ hardware will follow suit. We’re interested to see what new camera features Google will implement given its expertise in computational photography and the upgraded Tensor processor.
The front camera on the Google Pixel 7 basic model may see one adjustment, though. The Pixel 7 could receive a higher resolution sensor that allows this video quality based on code in the Google Camera app that indicates 4K video capabilities. This was supported by the Pixel 6 Pro as well, but having it on the less expensive next-generation device is helpful for anybody wishing to upgrade without paying extra for additional Pro features.
The Google Pixel 7 still has a number of unanswered questions, though, and for good reason the new phones won’t be available until later this year. In the following months, further Pixel 7 rumours will undoubtedly surface to provide a more complete picture of how Google’s phone will compete with gadgets like the Galaxy S22 and the next iPhone 14.