Pixel 7 Rumors: October Release Date, Second Gen Tensor Chip & More

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Renders of the rumored Pixel 7 Pro.

Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) and Smartprix

Year after year, Google releases its flagship Pixel phones in the fall, so it’s safe to assume we’re still months away from a Pixel 7 launch. But rumors are already heating up — including an October release date. and recent speculation that the Pixel 7’s screen will be a bit smaller than that of its predecessor

Google took a bold new approach with its flagship Pixel 6 Series and it appears to have paid off, bringing the company critical acclaim and commercial success, at least for the relatively small batch of phones it has released. The Pixel 6 series ushered in a new era for Google’s sagging smartphone business, helped by this new design. Last year’s midrange processor went out. In came the years-in-the-making of the company Tensor chip† The generic, time-tested hardware design went out. A statement device came in with a signature camera bar that ran across the width of the chassis. Andrew Lanxon of CNET, who rated the more expensive Pixel 6 Pro, calling it a true iPhone competitor. (Read our full reviews of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

For the Pixel 7 (if Google decides to call it that), the search giant will likely take a similar approach, leveraging its Tensor chip to enhance the device’s machine learning features. To be clear, there are few credible rumors to lean on to give us a better idea of ​​what Google plans to do with the Pixel 7 (although there have been rumors of a Pixel watch and the expected Pixel 6A† But that doesn’t stop us from trying to piece together what might be in store. We recommend that you bookmark this page as this short list is currently growing: we will update it when we hear credible rumours.

Release date: Pixel 7 likely to launch in October

Google’s flagship handsets have been launched in October for years since the first-generation Pixel was unveiled to the world. (Well, all except the Pixel 5which was unveiled in late September.) Barring any worsening supply chain issues and other macro factors, it’s probably a safe bet that the Pixel 7 will officially launch in October. Leaker Jon Prosser tweeted Thursday that the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will indeed launch that month along with a Pixel watch

Processor: Pixel 7 may work on second-generation Tensor chip

Google is apparently developing a next-gen Tensor chip for the upcoming Pixel handset. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to Pixel viewers, given that Google has primarily attempted to develop an internal chipset — a project that is typically complex and costly. This detail was first discovered when an internal Google developer board called Cloudripper was added to apps on the Pixel 6, according to 9to5Google.

Specifications: Pixel 7 may have a punch-hole front camera

Two leaks from reliable tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer (known on Twitter as @OnLeaks) have given us some insight into what the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro might look like. Hemmerstoffer tweeted in February that he had sent renders of the rumored two phones to Indian tech site Smartprix and car review site CARHP, respectively.

Rumors render of the Pixel 7.

Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) and CARHP

The Pixel 7 leak says the flagship will have a screen between 6.2 and 6.4 inches, a bit bigger than the 6.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S22 and the rumored screen size for the expected iPhone 14† It shows two 50-megapixel cameras on the back and a punch-hole camera on the front, a space-saving feature where the selfie camera is embedded in the screen instead of resting above it.

The Pixel 7 Pro renders also show a punch-hole front camera, but three rear cameras instead of two. The leak says that the phone will have a curved OLED display of about 6.8 inches, similar to the previous one Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra And his S21 predecessor

Read more: Pixel 7 Pro leak shows punch-hole camera, S22 ultra-ish display

More recently, display analyst Ross Young suggests the Pixel 7 will be slightly smaller than the Pixel 6with a 6.3-inch screen compared to the 6.4-inch of the 6. However, the Pixel 7 Pro would use the same 6.7-inch screen as the Pixel 6 Pro.

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