We know the Google Pixel 7 and Google Pixel 7 Pro are real and are on the way later this year, but we don’t have much official information about them. Now, newly discovered details reveal a little more about what to expect from these phones.
You may recall that a previous leak suggested that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro would use the same Samsung-made displays as their predecessors – but the latest analysis of tweaked Android source code suggests this isn’t quite right.
As signaled by Mishaal Rahman (opens in new tab) (through SamMobile (opens in new tab)), the Pixel 7 Pro may be using a slightly different Samsung display panel: one with the same resolution of 3120 x 1440 pixels, but a higher maximum brightness level.
All bright now
If we’re correctly interpreting the Android code – which is being updated in preparation for the Pixel 7 phones – the Pixel 7 Pro can hit 600 nits of brightness in manual mode (up from a maximum of 500 nits on the Google Pixel 6 pro).
In high brightness mode, we would have a maximum of 1,000 nits of brightness for the Pixel 7 Pro, surpassing the 800 nits that the Pixel 6 Pro achieves. Google’s 2021 flagship phone had a bright display, but the 2022 version could surpass it.
There’s a long list of details Google hasn’t revealed about the Pixel 7 handsets, including when we can actually see them. Based on the former form, though, they should be on sale and fully released in October.
Review: Leveraging the Pixel’s momentum
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro felt like a watershed moment for Google: for the first time with the Pixel series, the company really looked serious about competing with Apple and Samsung in the premium segment of the market, and they had a pair. of phones capable of doing this.
Now, Google will need to build on the momentum generated with the Pixel series – don’t forget the Google Pixel 6a, which goes on sale next month – and make sure the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are among the best phones in the world. 2022
We know that the iPhone 14 will launch before the end of the year and that the Galaxy S23 will launch in early 2023, so there’s a lot of stiff competition out there that the 2022 Pixel handsets will have to go head-to-head. head with.
The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 need to be more of the same: a powerful chipset, great cameras, premium build quality, and a software experience that showcases Android at its best (new phones should come with Android 13 built in). If Google can achieve an even more competitive price, so much the better.