Everyone’s eyes on Google Pixel 7 rumors


However, more information is expected to be released in the near future.

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The Pixel 7 has been previewed by Google. We saw a sneak preview of the phone with updated camera lenses on the unique horizontal bar during the Google I/O developer conference in May. (which is now made of aluminum).

That Tensor processor is also expected to be used in the Pixel 7, allowing for even more AI and machine learning capabilities in this fall’s smartphones.


For good reason, there are still a lot of unresolved questions regarding the new phones, which aren’t expected to be released until later this year. In the coming months, we can expect to see more reports about the Pixel 7 and how it will compete with smartphones like the Galaxy S22 and the future iPhone 14.

What we know about Google’s next-generation flagship devices so far: the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro.

Google Pixel 7 possible release date

Only that the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro would be released in the fall has been revealed by Google so far. In our best prediction, Google’s fall flagship release will be unveiled in October, which we have marked on our calendars.


In other words, the Pixel 7 isn’t the next Google phone to be released. The Pixel 6a, Google’s new $449 cheap phone, was revealed at the same I/O conference as the Pixel 7 preview, and it shares more similarities with the Pixel 6 than the impending flagships. Preorders for the Pixel 6a will begin on July 21, and the phone will ship on July 28. For the Pixel 7 launch, the decks will be swept clean.

Google Pixel 7 price speculation

Google is likely to keep the price of the Pixel 7 under wraps until the fall launch. As a point of reference, the Pixel 6 costs $599, while the Pixel 6 Pro is priced at $899 (USD). For comparison, the Galaxy S22 starts at $799, $200 more expensive than the Pixel 6’s starting price of $699.

As a result, we’re crossing our fingers that Google can keep the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro’s price stable. For Google’s phones to stand out from the competition and for the Pixel 6 to become Google’s best-selling Pixels in history, it’s helped.


Design of the Google Pixel 7

Because to the on-stage reveal at Google I/O, we have the best idea of what the Pixel 7 will look like. While the horizontal camera bar featured in the Pixel 6 is being retained, Google is tweaking it a little bit. Pixel 7 Pro has a separate telephoto lens, which we presume is used for the main camera and ultrawide camera on the Pixel 7 and 7 Plus.

Compared to the more modest lens design of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, this has a completely different aesthetic feel. The cameras on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro have been put to the test. Anyone who sees you holding your phone will be able to make see the lenses splayed out on the aluminium bar.

The new Pixel design hasn’t won me over yet, and I’m not sure why. For me, the Pixel 6 Pro’s hidden camera lenses are a great feature, and I’m not sure if I will ever be able to get on board with the Pixel 7. The camera bar still has an unattractive appearance to me, and the new, shiny aluminium bar doesn’t help. However, I must wait till I get the phones in my hands before making any final judgments.


The next-generation Pixel could get a selfie camera hidden beneath the screen. Based on Google’s patent application, the fundamental under-display selfie camera technology, which can already be found on certain phones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 or the ZTE Axon 30, is improved by using a mirror system to show either the camera or a section of the display as needed.

Despite the fact that this is simply a patent, it could still be years before it is ready for use, if it ever does. In any case, it’d be a fantastic feature to have on a future Pixel.

According to rumours, the Pixel 7 will be available in black, white, coral, and blue as its base colour options. The Pixel 7 Pro hasn’t been shown in any renders yet, but if the above rendering is any indication, it will come in a sky blue colour.


Google Pixel 7 specs and features

As a follow-up to the first-generation Tensor featured in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Google revealed that a second-generation Tensor chipset is in development. You may expect the same kind of performance boost and power efficiency improvements you experience when processors are upgraded from one generation to the next.

The new Tensor chipset’s Machine Learning core will be the star of the show when it comes to AI applications. Those haven’t been revealed by Google yet.

No new cameras are expected for the Pixel 7, according to a rumour about Google’s next-generation smartphone. A 50MP main camera and a 12MP ultrawide angle lens are expected to be included in the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro respectively. After all, those are the camera specifications for the Pixel 6.


The cameras in the Pixel 6 were completely redesigned by Google, so it stands to reason that the hardware on the next phones will be the same. To see what new camera functions Google adds, we’ll have to wait till the Tensor processor is updated with its new computational photography skills.

According to Ross Young, Google may reduce the Pixel 7’s screen size from the Pixel 6’s 6.4 inches to 6.3 inches. According to reports, the Pixel 7 Pro is expected to measure 6.7 inches, making it the same size as the Pixel 6 Pro.

According to a report from 9to5Google(opens in new tab), the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will feature the same displays as the Pixel 6 series, with a few minor adjustments here and there. As a result, the Pixel 7 Pro’s display is expected to upscale from 1080p to 2K in an effort to conserve battery life.


We’ve taken a look at the Pixel 7 vs. Pixel 6 differences, including what Google has stated and what changes are said to be coming.

What we want to see in the Google Pixel 7

As long as we haven’t heard anything official about the Pixel 7, we’re going to make our own wish list. We’d like to think that Google is considering ideas for its next phone that aren’t currently on the table.

A more reliable fingerprint reader


In our assessments of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, we criticised the under-display fingerprint scanner. In prior phones, the fingerprint scanner was installed on the back, but this is the first time Google has tried to put one under-the-screen. However, this does not justify the scanner’s poor performance.

As long as Google can fix the problems with its present optical fingerprint reader, we’ll be satisfied. If Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint scanner system (found in the Samsung Galaxy S21), which uses soundwaves to recognise your prints and is therefore less affected by scratches on the screen, was used, that would be a nice solution, too.

A third option is the use of facial recognition unlocking, as Google did with the Google Pixel 4’s fingerprint scanner. A lot more work would be required to make it as smooth and reliable as Apple’s Face ID technology, however. In order to fit the necessary sensors, Google may have to go back to using a bigger top bezel. Rumors are circulating that the Pixel 6 Pro may still include face unlock, and if that happens, it’s a safe bet that the Pixel 7 Pro will have it as well.


Better and brighter displays for all models

This year’s Pixel 7 series displays might use some improvement. Brightness is the first thing you’ll want to pay attention to. At full brightness in direct sunlight, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro’s displays are unexpectedly dull. One of the most frustrating aspects of the Pixel 6 series was the inability to view the screen clearly in low light levels. If Google could increase the display brightness of the Pixel 7 by just a few hundred nits, that would be a huge improvement.

It’s also possible that the Pixel 7’s screen specifications could be improved yet further. The Pixel 6 Pro has a 120Hz refresh rate, whereas the normal Pixel 6 has a 90Hz refresh rate. However, we would want to see Google follow in Samsung and Redmi’s footsteps and offer a 120Hz display on their phones as well if they want to keep up with the competition. The Pixel 6’s FHD resolution could benefit from being bumped up to QHD, but it’s not as big of an issue as it is for the Pixel 6 Pro.


One of our TG writers, who recently purchased a Pixel 6 Pro, expressed his desire for Google to use a flat display on the Pixel 7 Pro instead of a curved one. There is a risk that Google will not employ a curved display again if enough Pixel 6 Pro owners express their displeasure. The main problem would be ergonomics, since the 6.8-inch phone has curved edges that make it easier for users to interact with the display.

Another camera on the base Pixel 6

The Pixel 6’s two rear-facing cameras may be seen as a snub by some. However, given that some luxury phones now provide up to four cameras, including a depth sensor, it’s still disappointing given that the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4 had the same amount, as well as what the base iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini provide (such as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra).


Even if it couldn’t match the 4x optical zoom of the Pixel 7 Pro model, a telephoto lens would be a sensible choice for a third camera on the base model. A specialised macro camera for super close-up images, or a depth camera for more accurate portrait shots and greater AR performance, could also be a desirable addition.

Battery life extension

For the Pixel 7 series, it’s more critical than most other phone series to have this feature available for the first time.


The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, although having the biggest batteries ever in a Pixel phone, had unsatisfactory battery life when connecting to the internet over 5G. As 5G networks spread across the United States, the United Kingdom, and beyond, it’s going to become an increasingly huge concern unless you can rely on frequent and fast Wi-Fi connections wherever you go.

For a phone with a 4,614 mAh battery, the Pixel 6 isn’t too little in terms of capacity. As an alternative, Google should presumably concentrate on making optimal use of the electricity that is already available within the cells.

Increased speed of recharging


Even though Google made progress in this area with the Pixel 6, there is still work to be done before it can be considered a true contender.

Pixel 6 and 6 Pro can charge at 30W cable and 23W wireless after years of using 18W charging. However, despite its high charging wattage, the Pixel 6 only charged to 29 percent of its capacity after half an hour of use using a third-party 30W charger in our tests. (An adapter is not included with the Pixel 6). In light of phones like the OnePlus 9 series, which charge to nearly full capacity in half an hour, that’s not very quick.

The Pixel 6 may charge more quickly if you use a Google-branded charger, but even so, the current charging speed is underwhelming. There is room for improvement in Google’s charger for the Pixel 7, and a twin-cell battery option like the OnePlus 9 might help speed up the process at the same wattage.


An indicator that tells you something is wrong.

In the case of iPhone and OnePlus owners, the alert slider is an essential part of the device. To fast enable or stop notification noises without unlocking the phone or even turning on the screen, this is an effective method.

As far as we know, Google has never included an alert slider on a Pixel phone, and given that it’s only found on Apple and OnePlus models, it’s unlikely that it will. As for the Pixel 7, we still believe that this would be a fantastic addition.


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