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Pixel 7 Release date, price, specs

April 21, 2022

Google has started developing the next generation of Pixel smartphones - Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. According to rumors, it would mark a turning point in machine learning for the Pixel series of smartphones in the years ahead.

The Google Pixel 6/6 Pro was just an overture to the arrival of the Pixel 7/7 Pro series when it comes to AI learning. Many have predicted that the next series after the Pixel 6 will provide much more stability and functionality, even though the Pixel 6 turned out to be fantastic. Will this be the case? What to expect from the new Pixel series?


Release date and price

The tradition is that new arrivals see the light of the day late in the year, or in October each year, to be precise. And while there is no official news about the announcement date, we can all expect the Pixel 7 series to be presented in October 2022.

Some rumors suggest that the phones will arrive in stores earlier, probably to avoid the fiasco that Samsung is having with the S22 series (many countries are still waiting for phones to arrive). Of course, the phones will be sold only after the presentation.

When it comes to price, the standard is that each series "inherits" the price tag of the previous one, and as the Pixel 6 series was priced at $599 for the regular model and $899 for the Pro model, the same thing is expected this year as well.


New Tensor chipset

Apparently, the Tensor chipset was just a preparation for what Google plans to present and will be announced with the arrival of the Pixel 7 smartphone model, which will rely even more on machine learning (AI) and the whole system will be subjected to it.

The Tensor 2 chipset will see many upgrades and both phones will be powered by it. These chipsets will be equipped with the Exynos Modem 5300. But these features are not the only thing we know about the next Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, and earlier this month it was learned that both phones had been chosen to incorporate the Android 13 operating system.

The Pixel 7 Pro should be a quality competitor to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphone model, while Google Pixel 7 should find its competition in the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 + models of the current Samsung line.


Design

The design and dimensions should be completely identical to the Pixel 6/6 Pro models. What we still want to say are the dimensions with which the Google Pixel 7 Pro will come to market, and they are 163.76.6 × 8.7mm, and the thickest part of the Pixel 7 Pro smartphone is the camera module and which is 8.7mm. The regular Pixel 7 should be 155.6 x 73.1, again, with the 8.7mm for the camera module.

If you followed the presentation of the current Google Pixel 6/6 Pro line well, then you know that these are very similar dimensions. The only difference is in terms of thickness - The Pixel 7 will be thinner, as the camera module for the Pixel 6 Pro is 8.9mm.

These numbers tell us that the Google Pixel 7/7 Pro model will be almost identical in size and type, and whether it will really be so, we will have to wait a while to see additional rumors.


Displays

The last to be made public has been thanks to Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC), who has published the information through his own Twitter account.

In his tweet, he pointed out that Google's next smartphone, the Pixel 7, was going to have a 6.3" screen, which means that it is slightly smaller than its predecessor, the Pixel 6. For its part, the Pixel 7 Pro version remains the same as the pro version of the Pixel 6, with a 6.7" screen.

Responding to this tweet, Young advanced more news, such as the 7 Pro screen will be LTPO and will have a refresh rate of 120 Hz. In turn, he confirmed that the shipment of panels will begin in May, which means advancing the production cycle one month compared to the processes of the Pixel 6 (probably for the phones to arrive in stores earlier). Some may think that this would mean that the launch is going to be brought forward, but Google has always presented its phones in October and it would be very unlikely that it would change the date.


Camera

We said that the design Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 models will be exactly the same (as things stand now). What will make the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro different is hidden inside the camera module, that is, the Pixel 7 Pro will have "one more camera". On the other hand, the camera specs for the Pixel 7 are to be left the same as was the case with the Pixel 6, only the AI power from the new chipset will have much more work. Although many have hoped for better camera lenses, it seems that Google will once again rely on its algorithms.

What has been talked about a lot as well is the "hidden" front camera, or to be more precise – behind the screen camera. This technology has been utilized already by Samsung but the results have been underwhelming so far. Whether Google will accept the challenge and try to implement hidden selfie cameras is still unknown, but the rumors are there.


Final words

At the moment, all this information is only rumors filtered by people with enough knowledge on the subject. It's still too early to tell if it's all true, but Google has never been very good at keeping secrets when it comes to its Pixel smartphones.

Whether and how Google will improve the sales and placement of this line of smartphones remains to be seen, but the fact that Google has high hopes for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro models is unquestionable.