The Google Pixel 7 series is likely to come out at some point in September. But, as usual with Google, we already know a lot about the phones through leaks and official information, so there probably won’t be too many surprises.
In the video, you can see Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro prototypes that work. You can compare the two prototypes to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro that are sold in stores.
Even the back of the phone, where the Google “G” would be, has a prototype logo instead of the real thing. But they’re probably pretty close to what we’ll see on the phones that will be sold in stores, with maybe a few small changes.
But what’s most important is that these prototypes work. You can turn on the screens to see how big the bezels are and see how they compare to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. It’s pretty helpful hands-on with the Google Pixel 7.
The only thing we don’t know about the Pixel 7 series at this point is how much it will cost. We think Google will keep the prices the same as last year. If that happens, the Pixel 7 could cost $599 and the Pixel 7 Pro could cost $899. When Google launches the phones, those numbers will likely be the only thing we don’t know.
What features can you expect to see?
When it comes to the phone’s features, it’s been said that both Pixel 7 phones will have screens with faster refresh rates. The standard model will have a 90Hz screen, and the pro model will have a 120Hz screen.
Also, this phone will come with the Google Tensor 2 SoC, which is the newest and best Tensor chipset. We know from looking at the bootloader menus that the Pixel 7 our host was holding has 8GB of RAM from Samsung and 128GB of storage, while the Pixel 7 Pro has 12GB of RAM from Micron. On the camera side, it has been said that this new smartphone will have a Samsung GN1 main camera sensor that is 50MP and will be on the back of the phone. The selfie camera cutout and the way the phone feels in the hand are also different.
Hilsenteger also took a few measurements of each device and found that the Pixel 6 was a little bit bigger than the Pixel 7. The Pixel 6 was 74.9mm wide (Google says it’s 74.8mm) and weighed 205 grams, while the Pixel 7 was 73.2mm wide and weighed 195 grams. The Pixel 7 Pro is a little bit wider and a hair’s width thinner than the Pixel 6 Pro, but they both weigh about the same. Both phones are smaller than the ones that came before them. There is some room for error, but we’re pretty close, especially when we look back to May and see that early rumors were linked to CAD renders.
I bet, though, that people will wonder what the 10-gram difference between the Pro models means for battery size and life. In our tests, the Pixel 6 Pro’s 5,000mAh battery only gave it “good, but not great” battery life.