Well, surprise us: The Google Pixel 7 is official. like. At Google IO 2022, the company gave us a long look at the upcoming Android phone, and now we know a lot more about it.
We weren’t expecting this at all, as the expected launch window for Google’s next main-series phones is around October 2022. We also saw the Google Pixel 6a, which we were really expecting.
Even though the Pixel 7 is still a few months away from launch, we now know a lot about the phone – so here are some of the biggest facts we just learned.
still have two family members
Like the Google Pixel 6 range, there are going to be Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Apparently the double-phone approach from last year worked – and it also suggests that the XL name, which Google used for a few years for its ‘Pro-like’ phones, is gone.
The picture you see at the top of this article is the Pixel 7 Pro.
we know how they look
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We know there are two Pixel 7 phones because Google showed us both.
The handsets don’t look much different from their Pixel 6 predecessors, with the large camera bar being an eye-catching design feature.
One change now, according to Google, is that the camera bump is now the same continuous piece as the frame – these are made from recycled aluminum.
We also know about the colors: both phones come in white and black, while there is a yellow Pixel 7 and a green Pixel 7 Pro.
We know how many cameras they’ll have
There has been no change in the camera count for the Pixel 6 series: two are expected on the Pixel 7 and three on the Pixel 7 Pro.
The layout of these on the back has been rearranged a bit, and we can see the new sensor in play, but the numbers themselves are the same. We can also mention that the Pixel 7 Pro will use telephoto, not periscope, but a zoom lens.
They’ll Use a New Google Chipset
While Google’s Tensor chipset was used in the Pixel 6 series, the next phone will get a second-gen version of this home-made chipset.
We don’t know what changes the new version will bring, but expect it to be slightly faster than the original version on the Pixel 7 phone. It may also support some new AI camera modes.
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They will run Android 13
Something we could have really anticipated, Google Pixel 7 phones would come with Android 13.
In fact, these will probably be the first phones to come with built-in software, based on precedent. Google didn’t say much, but that’s what has happened for most of the years now.
They’re getting a complete teasing cycle
One of the things Google’s new to the Pixel 6 series is that it started teasing phones pretty early on, so as long as they launched properly, we knew quite a bit about them.
Apparently the same is happening this year, as the Google IO announcement has undoubtedly made clear. But more: Google is opening a new hardware store in New York in mid-2022, and apparently the upcoming handsets will be available for viewing there.
So Google is planning an entire tease cycle for these next devices.
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They will come with the Pixel Watch
The Google Pixel Watch was also shown at Google IO, and we’ve got a little more information about it than the Pixel 7. There will be some Fitbit modes, as well as an NFC chip.
Obviously, this smartwatch will have a proper launch when it comes to the Pixel 7, and we’ll see some great pre-order bundles that combine new phones and watches as well.