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Pixel 7 series: What we know about Google’s next-gen phones

The launch of Google’s Pixel 7 lineup is just around the corner, but the company has pretty much revealed everything, at least visually, ahead of its event next week. Google has already unveiled designs for its next-gen flagship phone series, as well as the Pixel Watch (it has a round face). but in the Event created by Google in New York on Thursday, the company plans to reveal more about what’s inside those devices. We are likely to see the new Tensor processor for its phones, among other things.

Google first announced the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro at its annual developer conference in May, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the company’s next flagship line. Thanks to the announcements made in Google I/Owe know that both devices will launch in the fall with a new version of Google’s Tensor processor, Android 13 and a more refined version of the pixels 6 overall design.

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That said, there’s still a lot we don’t know. And that’s where the rumor mill comes in, to help us fill in the missing pieces (at least some of them) until the official event on October 1st. 6. We suggest you bookmark this page, as we will update it whenever we have any hint of credible rumours.


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Release date: Pixel 7 likely to launch in October (confirmed)

Google’s flagship phones have been released in October for years, ever since the first-generation Pixel was introduced to the world. (Well, all but the pixels 5which was released at the end of September). And this year is no different: Google’s announcement of its Oct. 6 events was accompanied by a video showcasing the Pixel 7 series, making it clear that the phone will be the main focus of the event. Google also said that pre-orders will start on Thursday of next week.

Processor: Pixel 7 set to run on a 2nd generation 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-generation Tensor chipset. the company said in May. This announcement is not surprising: Google took on the expensive and complex task of developing a chipset in-house, so why not use that chipset in its phones?

Some of the improvements to the chip are evident in the Pixel 6’s camera system, which has new features not available on previous Pixel devices. These include Magic Eraser to remove unwanted objects in photos and Real Tone, which portrays skin tones more accurately. Although we still don’t know much about the second-generation Tensor chip, it’s likely we can expect similar improvements based on machine learning.

The Google Pixel 6 Pro’s camera bar has a 25mm wide-angle main camera, a 16mm ultra-wide camera, a 104mm telephoto camera, and a flash. (from left to right)

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Thread: Pixel 7 gearbar and camera cutouts (confirmed)

Last year’s Pixel 6 shook up the design that the last five generations of Pixel phones kept. After that design overhaul, Google is simply making improvements to its now-characteristic aesthetic. Remember the black camera bar that runs the width of the chassis? This year, the bar will be made from 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 stopped abruptly at the edges.)

White Google phones with an aluminum camera bar that runs the width of the chassis

Google teased its Pixel 7 series at its annual developer event earlier this year.

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Design: Pixel 7 will have a perforated front camera (confirmed)

Images shared by Google in May show that the Pixel 7 will have a pill-shaped camera notch, while the Pixel 7 Pro will feature a punch-hole and pill box cutout that together form a kind of sideways exclamation point, housing three cameras. . The Pixel 7 has pretty much the same design as its big brother, apart from the size and the presence of an extra rear camera on the 7 Pro.

Cameras: Pixel 7 Pro will have three rear cameras, Pixel 7 will have two (confirmed)

Google renders show that the Pixel 7 Pro will also have a triple rear camera system, like the 6 Pro, while the base Pixel 7 appears to have dual rear cameras, like the standard Pixel 6. we have confirmation of much more than that, but the images seem to show that Google will stick to standard width, ultrawide and telephoto settings for the Pixel 7 Pro.

Price: Pixel 7 series price will not change (unconfirmed)

Rumors about the price of the Pixel 7 are starting to surface. One that stands out is from Android Police founder Artem Russakovksii, who says the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will cost $599 and $899, respectively, the same prices as last year’s models. Russakovksii shared this information in a Twitter post last week, citing what he says is a reliable source. If this works, Google will have joined both Apple and Samsung in not raising the starting price of their new phones.


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