Rumors about Google's upcoming launches for the smartphone market are rampant. In addition to a dual cell phone and an intermediary Pixel 6a, the company is already planning to launch the successors of two popular Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. Without great surprises, the so-called Pixel 7 and 7 Pro should have the second generation of the Tensor chipset.
Expected to be released just in the last quarter of this year, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro models have emerged in recent weeks with various rumors that speculate about the internal hardware and construction of two future Google flagship smartphones.
After gaining concepts and renderings created by Parvez Khan, also known as Technizo Concept, the devices will appear in new versions that reinforce a few changes, but probably excluding the rear camera module.
According to recent rumors, the company should adopt the same strategy used in past announcements and keep the same camera sensors used in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in the next generation, a decision that may disappoint those who expect great innovations. Despite seeming incoherent, the option of "keep what works" has been used repeatedly over the years by Google.
Despite speculation that the company will maintain the same camera system as it currently is, there are also rumors that they are betting on significant advances in the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. These are mostly the “what we would like to see” sections that don’t have much evidence other than hopes.
According to information, two major advances will be related to the 2nd generation Tensor platform, Google's own chipset that must keep up with changes in the manufacturing process, a new modem developed by Samsung, and improvements in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) system used to improve the quality of photographs.
As everything indicates, the manufacturer must focus on guaranteeing good captures with the same sensors through resources of post-processing, as was the case in previous launches. The new chipset can be announced during the Google I/O event, a conference scheduled to take place on May 11 and 12.
In the next generation of Google's phones, the proprietary processor may be called Tensor GS201 and have the code Cloudripper. Among other details, it is proven that the component will integrate a Samsung g5300b modem, or else, Exynos 5300. This possibility is confirmed by the current Tensor GS101 and g5123b – Exynos 5123 modems already on the market.
Based on all the information known about the Google Pixel 7, perhaps the whimsical designer Parvez Khan, also known as Technizo Concept, conceived or phoned in a series of renders.
Instead of a 6.4-inch screen, the Google Pixel 7 could be smaller, with a 6.3-inch OLED panel. But, in general, the design must not seem quite like its predecessor. It is expected that the Pixel 7 will have slightly smaller borders than the Pixel 6, but the bezel for the rear camera module should remain. Google will once again opt for a glass back panel and a metal frame, which has been a standard for flagships phones over the years.
The new Pixel phone will have a flat-screen, just like its predecessor. Presumably, it is a Full HD+ screen resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate — better than the current 90Hz. The 120Hz refresh rate is not the fastest on the market but is still widely used nevertheless due to lower battery consumption.
The physical buttons are all on one side of the phone, like the power button on top of two volume buttons. The lower region offers a USB-C input, as well as a speaker and a microphone, but there is no connection for a 3.5mm headphone.
The Google Pixel 7 shouldn't be released before the third quarter of this year, but many different rumors about it are currently going around. The phone is scheduled to arrive later this year and could be announced in September, to be announced alongside two iPhone 14s, and the introduction of Google's second-generation Tensor chipset.
However, it is possible for big tech to adopt the same strategy as last year, when in August, two months before the official launch, it announced its new cell phones.
The smaller size of the Pixel 7 is a relatively small change, from 6.4 to 6.3 inches, and the cell phone can end up having the same size as the Pixel 6 with just a few millimeters less in height and width. In any case, it is hoped that the remittances of the display will start no later than May.
“The Pixel 7 Pro will remain with 6.7". We will ship the panel 1 month later this year, starting in May”.
Advance shipments of the Pixel 7 screens could mean that the cell phone will charge sooner than expected, or that Google is planning to make more units this year. It is more likely that it will be released more slowly, perhaps not at the end of September or the beginning of October.
The Pixel 7 Pro will remain the same display size as the Pixel 6 Pro, that is, 6.7 inches. Probably it will still be a curved fabric, but no details have been mentioned yet about the matter.
The dimensions of the next model will be 155.6 x 73.1 x 8.7 mm — about 11.5 mm deep including the camera module. Also, it should be a smaller and finer device than its predecessor.
The photographic set must also trace only two lenses and a flashlight. A piece seems to be attached to the lateral chassis, like a single piece and must keep the same core.
The images also suggest that the Pixel 7 will have a sensor on the top similar to a 5G mmWave antenna. For the rest, a front camera in a bezel and a fingerprint sensor is for certain.
Future devices also have assumptions in code terms. As it seems, the Pixel 7 model is identified as "cheetah" internally, while the Pixel 7 Pro is called "panther".