The two biggest launches of the year are still pending, and the events aren’t too far off. While Apple is expected to announce its latest iPhone 14 series in September this year, Google is expected to launch the new Pixel 7 series in October 2022. The dates for the events are still under wraps, but a new leak has dropped some clues about the Pixel event thanks to known leaker Jon Prosser. Here’s everything you need to know.
Earlier this year at the Google I/O developer conference, the software giant confirmed the existence of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones. But he did not reveal launch details. Now, the quoted source claims that the flagship phone will go on pre-order on October 6 and the devices will go on sale on October 13.
But don’t get too excited as there is no confirmation whether the new Pixel 7 series will come to India or not. Moreover, the chances of Pixel 7 coming to India are quite slim given that the company stopped releasing its flagship phones a long time ago. Devices like Pixel 4, Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 series have not arrived in India. But, Google could reconsider its decision this year. We will probably find out in October of this year.
Google Pixel 7: What to expect
The Pixel 7 series will likely be powered by Google’s next-gen Tensor chipset. There is no doubt that the devices will come with the latest Android 13 operating system out of the box.
While not much is known about the devices, a recent leak suggested that the Pro model will have a brighter screen than last year’s model. It would have a large screen with support for 1,000 nits of brightness, compared to 800 nits of brightness. Flagship devices are still not expected to come with an LTPO display and HDR 10+ support. But, the Pixel 7 Pro could come with a 120Hz display for a smoother scrolling experience. The panel will likely run at QHD+ resolution.
Google shouldn’t make big changes in terms of design. For photography, the Pixel 7 series would use an 11-megapixel Samsung 3J1 sensor, which will be housed on the front side. This sensor has dual pixel autofocus (DPAF) capabilities, which means we can expect to get good portrait shots with upcoming Pixel phones.
On the back of the phone, we could find a Samsung GN1 sensor and a Sony IMX381 ultra wide-angle camera. High-end phones will likely feature a built-in sensor for biometric authentication. The rest of the details have yet to be revealed.
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