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At the opening keynote of its 2022 I/O developer conference on May 11, Google unveiled the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. It showed a few official images, stating that both Pixel 7 release dates would be will be this fall.
The three most current Android smartphones from Google are among the best on the market right now. And when they are released, these next versions are expected to advance in several crucial areas.
The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro have only been teased briefly through official channels. But leaks, rumors, and prototype devices have revealed a wealth of information about what to expect.
Of course, as the release date approaches, we will learn more. But for now, here is what we know about Google’s Pixel 7 smartphones.
Pixel 7 release date
Through several generations, Google has decided to release the primary Pixel smartphone model in October. This is followed by the less expensive models, coming in the following summer.
If Google follows this trend, it should release the next Pixel 7 smartphone with the Android 13 operating system in October 2022.
The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro were released on Thursday, 28th October last year. So we’d expect a Pixel 7 release date of Thursday, 27th October this year.
Pixel 7 price
With the Pro tier announced in 2021. driving prices up, the ordinary Pixel seems to have settled around the $599 range. We predict Google to retain these prices in the future. However, when the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are released, global processor shortages and rising production costs caused by Covid may force them to increase prices.
Pixel 7 specs
The Google Pixel 6 series received a significant redesign from Google last year. The company seems to have finally settled on a new look for its smartphones; from the controversial under-display fingerprint sensor to the enormous back camera bar.
The Pixel 7’s initial images indicate that, while there are some significant differences between each phone, the designs are mostly identical.
The Google Pixel 7’s camera strip still resembles a visor, but its cameras now have a pill-and-dot cutout. The Google Pixel 6 series’ glass back camera bar has been replaced with a metal one in the Pixel 7.
On the other hand, the Google Pixel 7 Pro adds a third camera to the mix. The Google Pixel 7 features two cameras in a pill cutout.
Display industry expert Ross Young claims that the 7’s screen will shrink to 6.3 inches, while the Pro’s screen will remain the same size at 6.7 inches. He also says that the Pro will once more feature 120Hz LTPO AMOLED technology.
Moreover, 9to5Google found display drivers for the newest Pixel models in the Android Open Source Project code.
So it’s expected that the Pixel 7 has a 1080 x 2400 display with a refresh rate of up to 90Hz, and the Pixel 7 Pro will have a 1440 x 3120 display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The code even shows that Google will be using the same Samsung panels.
Pixel 7 chip
Tensor 2 chips will probably be used in the next smartphones because Samsung is reportedly prepared to make them in large quantities using 4nm technology. But since the processor has Cortex-A55 cores, there won’t be any noticeable performance or speed variations.
However, Google still has space to improve GPU speed, not to mention machine learning, which was the company’s goal with the initial Tensor. So, although we still anticipate some improvements, they won’t be in terms of noticeable performance.
What are other possible changes in Pixel 7?
A lighter Pixel would be one of the primary improvements we’d want to see. It seems to be a rather heavy smartphone, weighing in at 207g. Therefore, reducing the weight would improve the user experience.
Google may also eliminate the drawbacks of the previous Pixel iterations, improving the battery life and charging times.
We’re interested to see what will happen when the updated models from launch. The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro were a superb reinterpretation of a pure Google smartphone, and the Pixel 7 range should build upon this.
Although certain phone specifications will remain the same, if the reports are accurate, the Pixel 7 will come with some hardware and software updates.
If the chip shortage doesn’t affect the price of the new Google phone, many will want to get their hands on the Pixel 7. And why not? Especially when it is anticipated to perform marvels similar to its predecessor.