Although with some doubts, we were all very excited when the first leaks of the Pixel 6 emerged, especially since last year marked a new path for the phones of the great Google. But 6 months after the presentation there is still no official news of the new Google Pixel 7 that reveals confirmed details. However, quite a few rumors are circulating on the net that, based on leaks, assure how some of the characteristics of these devices will be.
How will the Pixel 7 compare with the previous generation? Will there be improvements? Read on to find out.
Google seems to have found the way forward in terms of the design of its mobile phones after the successful facelift in 2021. We could go on a lot explaining why this is so, but we will limit ourselves to saying that in addition to being elegant and modern, the series recovers that stamp of identity they were losing. And it is that apparently the Google Pixel 7 maintain that same design line with just a few subtle changes that refine them even more.
The strategy in terms of models, prices, and availability also aims to be very similar, starting with 2 different devices (Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro) not only in size but also in features and benefits.
The Pixel 7 reduces its measurements compared to the Pixel 6, having 2.5mm less diagonal and being more compact, which also affects the screen that now instead of 6.4" comes at 6.3".
As for the Pixel 7 Pro, there are no signs yet to indicate a size change but the curve on the screen may disappear, or in any case, be reduced quite a bit, depending on which renders it is more or less noticeable. The other thing that stands out from the leaked images is a less protruding camera module that highlights the distribution of the sensors. The horizontal camera module would place its triple sensor on it, with two cameras together and another independently, in addition to having the LED Flash next to these.
In principle, the resolutions and technologies of the panel would also be the same for each model, such as the Pixel 6. On its front, this device would have a camera located in a hole in the screen in the upper central part of the screen, in line with what it has done in the Pixel 6 Pro. For the next generation, yes, we could already see cameras under the screen if the company bets on this method that other brands such as Xiaomi are developing. Samsung did that as well, although with underwhelming performance, which is why many companies are still avoiding this type of selfie camera.
Its back, on the other hand, would be flat, with the logo in the center, and with the characteristic change in color tones that we have already seen in this generation of Pixel mobiles.
On the other hand, the internal components including the cameras, it is not yet clear if they will be totally or partially updated except for the processor. Well, the big leap was already made in the previous generation and we know that Google tends to squeeze as much as possible out of its photographic hardware. Although, we may see some improvements in the ultra-wide angle and telephoto optics mainly, being less likely but also possible in the main sensor.
What we do most want to see is the second version of the Tensor processor in these Google Pixel 7 phones, which is almost confirmed. Unless there are last-minute changes, once again it will be Google in collaboration with Samsung who will be in charge of manufacturing this new chip. Expectations remain high since, despite the good performance of its predecessor, it has not been optimized as much as we expected.
Replying to this tweet, Ross Young, CEO and co-founder of Display Supply Chain Consultants, advanced more news, such as the 7 Pro screen will be LTPO and will have a refresh rate of 120 Hz. He confirmed that panels will be ready for shipment in May, which will only mean advancements in the production cycle for one month in comparison with the processes of the Pixel 6.
In addition, rumors have it that the Pixel 7 model will also go with the 120Hz screens, more or less the same screen that the Pixel 6 Pro has. This is a nice jump in the refresh rate, a much-needed one as some phones on the market are going above 120Hz.
The previous series had nice fast-charging power but only on paper. The 30W charging seems impressive but going from 0 to 30% in half an hour is a bit disappointing, especially considering that some phones go full charge in that time. Although there is no official information about the battery or fast charging, it is almost certain that Google will keep the 4600 mAh battery inside the Pixel 7 and the 5000 mAh battery inside the Pixel 7 Pro phones. This capacity is quite sufficient for modern phones (even the flagship S22 series has similar or lower battery capacities) and there will be no need to change that, especially as we will not see a drastic change between the two series. What is expected though is faster charging.
All in all, based on current leaks and rumors, the new Pixel 7 series will bring two phones that will be slightly improved versions of the Pixel 6 phones. While these changes will not be drastic, they will be quite welcomed, especially as the market is rapidly changing (for the better).
The cameras are expected to remain the same, although with better image processing properties. The design will remain similar but more compact and modern. Displays will be better, the CPU will be better, more RAM is expected (although not very much), and faster charging as well.
The phones will be quite competitive with the rest of the flagship market in terms of performance while keeping the lower cost. A bright future for the Pixel 7 series is expected.