- Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro were teased at I/O 2022
- The Pixel 7 series teasers confirm it will sport an updated design
- The smartphones will feature the next-generation Tensor chip and run on Android 13
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro have been teased at the I/O 2022 developer conference. The event saw the arrival of new hardware devices such as the Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro. Apart from announcing a bunch of new updates for its apps, Google also teased its first smartwatch called the Pixel Watch and the Pixel Tablet, which is expected to launch in 2023.
It can be said based on the launch patterns of the predecessor models that the Pixel 7 lineup may go official in October this year. Well ahead of the launch, the search giant revealed the design and a few key features of the Pixel 7 duo.
Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro design
The Pixel 7 series teasers give a good look at its rear design. As can be seen, the rear panel of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro feature a protruding horizontal camera bar, which extends to the frame on both sides. The camera strip is made from polished aluminium. The renders show that the Pixel 7 lineup will not have a dual-tone finish like the Pixel 6 series.
The Pixel 7 has a single pill-shaped camera cutout for its dual-camera setup, whereas the Pro model has two cutouts for its triple camera unit. The search giant did not share any information on the camera configurations of the Pixel 7 lineup.
Google confirmed that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be powered by the next-generation Tensor chip. Both phones will come preinstalled with Android 13 OS. The other specs of the Pixel 7 lineup are under wraps.
Google Pixel 7 series specifications (rumoured)
The Pixel 7 is expected to feature a 6.3-inch FHD+ OLED panel whereas the Pixel 7 Pro will come with a 6.7-inch or 6.8-inch OLED panel that offers a Quad HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. Both phones will come equipped with an under-display fingerprint scanner.
According to a recent tweet by tipster Yogesh Brar, the Pixel 7 series will sport the same optics that were made available on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. To recall, the Pixel 6 features an OIS-enabled 50-megapixel main camera and a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera. On the other hand, the Pixel 6 Pro’s triple camera unit comprises an OIS-assisted 50-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens, and a 48-megapixel telephoto camera with support for OIS and 4x optical zoom.
The Pixel 6 series did not release in India. It remains to be seen whether the Pixel 7 lineup will be coming to the country.