In fall 2022, Google will release the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro in two sizes.
The Pixel 7 variants debuted at Google I/O, showcasing a familiar yet polished look. Google has also teased that its new Tensor chip will power the phones.
Which version is better? What’s new this year?
This report summarizes the latest news, leaks, and rumours about the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. If you’re interested in the Pixel 7 family, bookmark this page for the latest information on prices, release dates, and other news.
Release date for the Google Pixel 7
Google confirmed the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro at the first keynote of its 2022 I/O developer conference on 11 May and showed out official photographs.
Jon Prosser forecasts a launch event and pre-orders on 6 October, with an official on-sale date of 13 October. He says it’ll launch with the Pixel Watch and Android 13.
Certainly. Since last year’s Pixel 6 series and this summer’s Pixel 6a, Google has released the major Pixel devices in October and the cheaper models in the summer.
Here are the prices of recent Google products to give you an idea of how much you’ll need.
- Google Pixel 6: £599/$599
- Google Pixel 6 Pro: £849/$899
- Google Pixel 5: £599/$699
- Google Pixel 4: £669/$799
- Google Pixel 4XL: £829/$899
The regular Pixel costs £599/$599, while the Pro version costs a bit more. Google may raise prices when the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are released due to chip shortages and rising production costs caused by Covid. Hooray!
Google Pixel 7 Models
During Google I/O, Google confirmed a Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro for the fall. Most folks thought those are the only Pixel 7 models. There are hints a third Pixel 7 model exists.
9toGoogle’s coding hints at a third Pixel 7 model. Like the Pixel 6 Pro (and perhaps the Pixel 7 Pro), this phone sports a 120Hz display, but its height and width are greater. The Pixel 7 Pro may sport the same 6.7-inch screen as the Pixel 6 Pro, giving it a slightly larger screen.
How likely is Pixel 7 Ultra? Until we get more evidence, we’ll assume two models for fall.
FCC listings show that there will be two versions of the two Pixel 7 devices (regular and Pro). It seems this will allow sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G compatibility with several carriers.
Specs and Features
Google is developing a second-generation Tensor chipset to replace the one in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Google hasn’t disclosed the modifications, but we expect a performance gain and improved power efficiency.
The Tensor chipset’s Machine Learning core will power AI experiences. Google hasn’t said.
A leaker has confirmed that Google won’t change the Pixel 7’s cameras from the Pixel 6. If true, the Pixel 7 will include a 50MP main camera and a 12MP ultrawide lens, while the Pixel 7 Pro would add a 48MP telephoto lens. That’s the Pixel 6 camera’s specs.
Google revamped the Pixel 6’s cameras, so it’s likely the forthcoming phones will have the same technology. Google’s computational photography skills and improved Tensor processor could lead to new camera functionality.
The Pixel 7’s front camera could change. Based on Google Camera app code, the Pixel 7 could have a 4K-capable sensor. The Pixel 6 Pro previously had this function, but having it on the cheaper next-gen model is wonderful for anyone wishing to upgrade without paying for Pro features.
According to Ross Young, Google may decrease the Pixel 7 from 6.4 inches to 6.3 inches. The Pixel 7 Pro will be 6.7 inches, like the Pixel 6 Pro.
The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will employ the same displays as the Pixel 6 series with some modifications, according to 9to5Google. Pixel 7 Pro’s display may upscale from 1080p to 2K to conserve battery life.
The Pixel 7 Pro will reportedly feature a different display than its predecessor, however the resolution (3120 x 1440) and adaptive refresh rate range (10Hz to 120Hz) will remain the same. The Pixel 7 Pro’s display brightness will increase from 500 to 600 nits at its default setting. Pixel 7 Pro’s high brightness mode reaches 1,000 nits.