Ignoring all the weird bugs, Google’s Pixel 6 phone was a smash hit. This affordable flagship phone is widely celebrated by customers and critics, who often feel that it is the greatest Android phone to date. But later this year, Google will replace the Pixel 6 with its next big hit, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Early leaks and rumors suggest that the Pixel 7 is a frequent upgrade, with small but significant improvements to the camera, processor, and more. Here’s everything we know about the phone today.
General details: release date and pricing
The Google Pixel release schedule has changed quite a bit over the past few years. But if Google sticks to last year’s calendar, and that seems to be the case, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro should be dropped in October 2022 along with the first. foldable pixel. These devices will precede the Pixel 6a, which will be launched in August or September.
However, 2022 seems to be an unexpected year. Disruption in the global economy and supply chain can lead to product delays. Don’t be surprised if the Pixel 7 version gets pushed back a bit.
Hey, global instability could also affect the price of the Pixel 7. But we expect the company to stick with its incredibly successful Pixel 6 pricing strategy. If so, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will start at $600 and $900, respectively.
Design: Google doubles down on ‘Robocop’ ambiance
Early leaks and rumors suggest that Google will be reusing the Pixel 6 design for the Pixel 7. This design is defined by a large camera “blind”, a large screen, a two-tone color scheme, and an under-display fingerprint sensor.
But Pixel 7 may give stronger Robocop Ambiance from last year’s phone. Early leaks indicate the presence of a A three-camera array with larger, more powerful lenses. And unlike the Pixel 6, the upcoming Pixel 7 may take a cue from Samsung and use a curved screen.
Hearing that the Pixel 7 will shrink from 6.4″ to 6.3″. The Pixel 7 Pro will remain 6.7″. Shipments of the panel will begin a month earlier this year, starting in May.
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The standard Pixel 7 could also get a slightly smaller screen — lowered from 6.3 inches to 6.4 inches. It seems like an odd change, but it could be a sign that Google is using a curved screen in its upcoming Pixel phone.
Other design changes could include an under-display selfie camera, although it’s still too early to say of course exactly What does the Pixel 7 look like? Keep in mind that Google still has half a year to develop this phone; Even if today’s leaks are accurate, they cannot explain any last-minute design changes made by Google.
Specification talk: A new generation of Tensor
New leaks suggest that the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will appear alongside the new second-generation Tensor chipset. We expect the new Tensor to improve on AI processing, which appears to be focused on Google now. In practice, the new chip should enhance features like Live Translate and lead to a higher camera quality.
The parameters of this chipset have not yet been leaked – however, the The original Tensor was similar to the Snapdragon 888 processor, so it’s possible that the second generation Tensor will be similar to this year’s flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Additionally, it appears that the Pixel 7 will use the Samsung Exynos Modem 5300 for networking, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi. There are no details on this new modem, although it probably offers the same mmWave 5G, Wi-Fi 6e and Bluetooth 5.2 capabilities we saw on the Pixel 6 (with slightly more power efficiency, of course).
And that shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the Pixel 7 will likely launch with Android 13. That’s assuming an Android update launches on time this year, of course.
Other Pixel 7 specifications, such as RAM or base storage, are still unknown.
As I mentioned earlier, Google is reusing the Pixel 7’s “eyebrow” camera design, but this new flagship might go a little crazy with the camera. While the Pixel 6 has only two rear cameras, the Pixel 7 can have three cameras – a wide lens, an ultra-wide camera, and a telephoto lens.
Detailed specifications of the camera is still a mystery. Google tends to reuse its cameras, so there’s a good chance the Pixel 7 will have the same 50MP main camera as the Pixel 6. OnLeaks, which is usually based on internal sources, shows a significantly larger camera visor than last year. This large bumper may indicate a camera specification upgrade.
In addition, a patent was discovered by LetsGoDigital It is suggested that the Pixel 7 will use an under-display selfie camera. We hope that this information is incorrect. Every under-display camera we tried, including the one on Samsung’s Galaxy Fold 3, was smelly.
Once again, we expect the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro to launch in October 2022 along with the first foldable Pixel. The devices will likely start at $600 and $900, respectively.
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