Google’s Pixel 7 sequence had its first tease earlier this 12 months and can get its larger reveal on the Oct. 6 Made By Google occasion in New York. Already, rumors concerning the Pixel 7 value are beginning to floor, akin to one by Android Police founder Artem Russakovksii. In a tweet Thursday, he posted an image of Pixel 7 and seven Professional costs from what he says is a dependable supply. If Russakovskii’s unnamed supply is appropriate, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional will value $599 and $899, respectively, the identical costs as final 12 months’s items.
Google first introduced the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional at its annual developer convention in Could, giving us an thought of what to anticipate from the corporate’s upcoming flagship lineup. Because of the bulletins made at Google I/O, we all know each units will likely be launching within the fall with a brand new model of Google’s Tensor processor, Android 13 and a extra refined model of the Pixel 6’s basic design.
That mentioned, there are nonetheless a bunch of issues we do not know. And that is the place the rumor mill is available in — to assist us fill within the lacking items (a minimum of a few of them) until the official occasion on Oct. 6. We would recommend bookmarking this web page since we’ll replace it at any time when we get a whiff of any credible rumors.
Release date: Pixel 7 will likely launch in October (confirmed)
Google’s flagship handsets have launched in October for years, ever since the first-gen Pixel was unveiled to the world. (Well, all of them except for the Pixel 5, which was unveiled at the end of September.) Google’s announcement of its Oct. 6 event was accompanied by a video showing the Pixel 7 series, which makes it clear the phone will be the main focus of the event.
Processor: Pixel 7 set to run on second-gen Tensor chip (confirmed)
Google’s in-house silicon, known as the Tensor chip, made its debut in the Pixel 6 series. And Google will continue to pack its phones with its own chips with the upcoming Pixel 7 lineup. It’s set to receive a second-gen Tensor chipset, the company said in May. This announcement isn’t surprising: Google took on the costly and complex task of developing an in-house chipset, so why not use that chipset in its phones?
Some of the enhancements from the chip are evident in the Pixel 6’s camera system, which has new features that aren’t available on previous Pixel devices. These include Magic Eraser for deleting unwanted objects in photos and Real Tone, which portrays skin tones more accurately. Although we don’t know much about the second-gen Tensor chip yet, we can likely expect similar machine learning-based improvements.
Design: Pixel 7 changes bar and camera cutouts (confirmed)
Last year’s Pixel 6 shook up the design that the last five generations of Pixel phones otherwise held onto. After that design overhaul, Google is simply making refinements to its now signature aesthetic. Remember the black camera bar that runs across the width of the chassis? This year, the bar will be made of recycled aluminum and flows into the device’s side rails, making the camera cutouts more visible. (The Pixel 6 series had a bold black bar that abruptly stopped at the edges).
Design: Pixel 7 to feature a punch-hole front camera (confirmed)
Images shared by Google in May show Pixel 7 will have a pill-shaped camera notch while the Pixel 7 Pro will feature a punch-hole cut out and a pill-box cut out that together form a sort of sideways exclamation point, housing three cameras.
Cameras: Pixel 7 Pro will feature three rear cameras, the Pixel 7 will have two (confirmed)
Google renders show the Pixel 7 Pro will also have a triple rear camera system, like the 6 Pro, while the base Pixel 7 seems to have two rear cameras, like the standard Pixel 6. As far as the cameras go, we don’t have confirmation of much more beyond that, but the pictures seem to show that Google will stick to the configurations of standard wide, ultrawide and telephoto for the Pixel 7 Pro.