The Pixel 7 has been reviewed by Google. We now have a better idea of what the phone will look like with revised camera lenses on the horizontal bar of the device (which is now made of aluminum).
As we expected, the Pixel 7 will employ the second-generation Tensor processor, opening the door to a wider range of AI and machine learning capabilities in the next autumn handsets from Google.
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. No doubt Google’s phone, the Pixel 7, will face competition from the Galaxy S22 and the impending iPhone 14 in the coming months as additional Pixel 7 rumors surface.
Google Pixel 7 Release Date
All Google has told us thus far is that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will debut in the fall. If we had to guess, we’d mark October on our calendars because that’s when Google usually shows off its fall flagship release. Read more; The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro: Everything You Need To Know
The Pixel 7 won’t be the next phone made by Google to come out. At the same I/O keynote where we got a sneak peek at the Pixel 7, Google also announced the Pixel 6a, a $449 phone that has more in common with last year’s Pixel 6 than with the new flagships. Pixel 6a preorders start on July 21, and the cheap phone will be in stores on July 28. After that, everything will be ready for the launch of Pixel 7.
Google Pixel 7 Price Speculation
Google probably won’t say how much the Pixel 7 will cost until it comes out in the fall. For some background, the Pixel 6 costs $599 and the Pixel 6 Pro costs $899. That’s less than what other phone companies charge for their top-of-the-line phones. For example, the Galaxy S22 starts at $799, which is $200 more than the Pixel 6.
Because of this, we hope Google can keep the prices of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro the same. It’s helped Google’s phones stand out from the rest, and it’s likely helped make the Pixel 6 the best-selling Pixel in Google’s history.
Google Pixel 7 Models
Google confirmed at Google I/O that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro would be released in the fall. Most people thought that these were the only Pixel 7 models. But there are signs that there is a third Pixel 7 version.
Google found some code that might hint at a third Pixel 7 model. This phone, like the Pixel 6 Pro and probably the Pixel 7 Pro, has a 120Hz screen, but its listed height and width are a bit bigger than Google’s current Pro model. Since the Pixel 7 Pro might have the same 6.7-inch screen as the Pixel 6 Pro, this would be a Pixel with a slightly bigger screen.
How likely is this Pixel 7 Ultra, as it is called? Until we see more proof that it’s there, we’ll keep thinking that only two models are coming for the fall.
Google Pixel 7 Design
The on-stage preview at Google I/O gave us the best idea of what to expect from the Pixel 7. Google is keeping the horizontal camera bar that was introduced with the Pixel 6, but it is making some changes. The main and ultrawide cameras are now together. The Pixel 7 Pro has a separate lens, which we think is the telephoto shooter.
It looks very different from the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, which have lenses that aren’t as bright. With the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Google has turned the cameras up to 11. When you hold up your phone, anyone who looks at you will see that the lenses are spread out across the aluminium bar.
Google could also change the look of the next-generation Pixel by adding a selfie camera under the screen. That’s based on a patent that Google filed, which takes the basic under-display selfie camera technology found on some phones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 or the ZTE Axon 30 and makes it better by using a mirror system to show either the camera or a part of the screen, depending on what’s needed.
This is just a patent. If it comes to be, it might not be ready to use for a few years. But it would be a great feature to put at the centre of a future Pixel. Read also; Pixel 6 Pro Review: Imperfectly Perfect
It has been said that the base Pixel 7 will come in black, white, coral, and blue. There have been no leaks about what colours the Pixel 7 Pro will come in, but if the image above is any indication, a sky blue colour will look great on the Pro phone.
Google Pixel 7 Specs and Features
Google has confirmed that it is working on a second-generation Tensor chipset, which will be a follow-up to the first-generation Tensor found in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Google hasn’t said much about what will change, but we’d expect the performance boost and better power efficiency that come with new chips.
The AI experiences made possible by the Machine Learning core in the new Tensor chipset will be the bigger story. Google hasn’t said yet what they will be.
A rumour about the Pixel 7 says that Google won’t change the cameras from the Pixel 6. If that’s the case, the Pixel 7 will have a 50MP main camera and a 12MP ultrawide angle camera, while the Pixel 7 Pro will add a 48MP telephoto lens to the other two cameras. After all, those are the specs for the Pixel 6 camera.
When Google released the Pixel 6, it changed the cameras, so it makes sense that the hardware won’t change with the next phones. We’re waiting to see what new camera features Google adds using its computational photography skills and the updated Tensor processor.
Ross Young says that the Pixel 7 may be a little smaller than the Pixel 6, going from 6.4 inches to 6.3 inches. The Pixel 7 Pro will have the same 6.7-inch screen size as the Pixel 6 Pro.