Pixel 7 series: Everything we know about Google’s next phones
Google’s Pixel 7 series is the next successor to the company’s successful Pixel 6 line. Google teased the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro during its annual developer conference in May, giving us an idea of what to expect from the company’s next flagship range. Thanks to the announcements made to Google I/Owe know both devices will launch in the fall with a new version of Google’s Tensor processor, Android 13, and a more polished take on the overall Pixel 6 design.
That said, there are still a lot of things we don’t know. But 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 in the fall. We suggest you bookmark this page, as we’ll update it whenever we come across any credible rumors.
Release date: Pixel 7 will likely launch in October (unconfirmed)
Google’s flagship handsets have been launching in October for years, ever since the first-gen Pixel was unveiled to the world. (Well, all but the Pixel 5which was unveiled in late September.) Barring worsening supply chain issues and other macro factors, it’s probably safe to bet that the Pixel 7 will receive an official launch in October. Backer Jon Prosser tweeted that the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will actually launch that month alongside the Pixel Watch.
Processor: Pixel 7 configured to run on a second-generation Tensor chip (confirmed)
Google’s internal silicon, known as the Tensor chip, debuted in the Pixel 6 series. And Google will continue to pack its phones with its own chips with the upcoming Pixel 7 line. second generation, the company announced in May. This announcement is not surprising: Google has undertaken the expensive and complex task of developing a chipset in-house, so why not use this chipset in its phones?
Some of the chip’s improvements are evident in the Pixel 6’s camera system, which has new features not available on previous Pixel devices. These include Magic Eraser for removing unwanted objects in photos and Real Tone, which portrays skin tones more accurately. Although we don’t know much about the second-generation Tensor chip yet, we can probably expect similar improvements based on machine learning.
Design: Pixel 7 changes camera bar and cutouts (confirmed)
Last year’s Pixel 6 upended the design that the last five generations of Pixel phones had otherwise kept. After this design overhaul, Google is simply making improvements to its now iconic aesthetic. Remember the black camera bar that spans the width of the chassis? This year, the bar will be made of recycled aluminum and will sink into the side rails of the device, making the camera cutouts more visible. (The Pixel 6 series had a bold black bar that stopped abruptly at the edges).
Design: Pixel 7 with punch-hole 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 cutout and a pillbox cutout that together form a kind of exclamation mark on the side, housing three cameras.
Cameras: Pixel 7 Pro will feature 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. As for the cameras, we don’t. have confirmation of much more beyond that, but the images seem to show that Google will stick to the standard wide, ultra-wide and telephoto configurations for the Pixel 7 Pro.