Pixel 7 series: What we know about Google’s upcoming phones

Google’s Pixel 7 series had its first tease earlier this year and will get its biggest reveal on October 6 Made By Google event in New York. Already, rumors about the Pixel 7’s price have started to surface, including one from Android Police founder Artem Russakovksii. In a tweet on Thursday, it posted an image of Pixel 7 and 7 Pro pricing from what it says is a reliable source. If Russakovskii’s unnamed source is correct, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will cost $599 and $899, respectively, the same prices as last year’s units.

Google announced the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro for the first time annual developer conference in May, giving us an idea of ​​what to expect from the company’s upcoming flagship. Thanks to the announcements made at 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 Pixel 6 general plan.

That said, there are still a lot of things 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 6th. We’d suggest bookmarking this page as we’ll be updating it whenever we get a whiff of any credible rumours.


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

Google’s flagship devices have been released in October for years now, ever since the first generation Pixel was introduced to the world. (Well, all of them except Pixel 5which was revealed in late September.) Google’s announcement for its October 6 event it was accompanied by a video showing the Pixel 7 series, which makes it clear that 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, debuted in the Pixel 6 series. And Google will continue to pack its phones with its own chips with the upcoming Pixel 7 series. It’s set to receive a second-generation chipset Tensor, the company said in May. This announcement is not surprising: Google took on the expensive and complex task of developing an in-house chipset, so why not use this chipset in its phones?

Some of the improvements from 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 for erasing unwanted objects in photos and Real Tone, which depicts skin tones more accurately. While we don’t know much about the second-generation Tensor chip yet, we can probably expect similar machine learning-based improvements.

Google Pixel 6 Pro cameras

The Google Pixel 6 Pro’s camera lineup features a 25mm wide-angle primary camera, a 16mm ultra-wide-angle camera, a 104mm telephoto lens, and a flash. (left to right)

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Design: Pixel 7 line and camera notch changes (confirmed)

Last year’s Pixel 6 shook up the design that the past five generations of Pixel phones have otherwise held. After this design overhaul, Google is simply making improvements to its now signature aesthetics. Remember the black camera bar that spans the entire width of the frame? This year, the bar will be made from recycled aluminum and flow into the side rails of the device, making the camera notches more visible. (The Pixel 6 series had a sharp black line that stopped abruptly at the edges).

White Google phones with an aluminum camera bar across the entire width of the frame

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

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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 have a punch hole and a pill box that together form a sort of side exclamation point, housing three cameras .

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 two rear cameras like the standard Pixel 6. As for the cameras, we have no confirmations for much more beyond that, but the photos show that Google will stick with the standard wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto configurations for the Pixel 7 Pro.

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