The upcoming Google Pixel 7 isn’t leaking anywhere near as much as its pro sibling, but it’s starting to become clear why.
A rare leak of the younger brother of the regular phone leak Yogesh Brar (Opens in a new tab)And if you haven’t had your morning coffee, you’ll be forgiven for confusing the information provided by Brar with the Google Pixel 6’s specs list.
The Pixel 7 will apparently have a 90Hz FHD+ OLED display, 50MP and 12MP rear cameras, 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage and 30W charging. These are all specifications that the device shares with its predecessor.
Google Pixel 7 (Red) – 6.3 inch FHD + OLED, 90Hz – Google Tensor G2 SoC – Titan chip – Rear camera: 50 MP + 12 MP (UW) – Front camera: 11 MP – 8 GB RAM – 128 storage /256 GB- Android 13- 4700 mAh Battery (~) – 30W fast charging – Wireless charging – Stereo speakers, Bluetooth LESeptember 26, 2022
There are some differences, but it’s not clear if these are actual things that could be different in the upcoming phone, or just slight differences. For example, Brar notes that the phone has a 6.3-inch screen (0.1 inches smaller than last year) and a 4,700mAh battery (86mAh bigger than last year), however, these small differences They can be approximate errors as much as the actual changes.
There’s one original upgrade listed here, but it’s something we already know: the Google Pixel 7 will get the Google Tensor G2 chipset, which is a second-generation version of the original Tensor that debuted in the Pixel 6. Google has already confirmed that the Tensor successor will appear in the Pixel 7, so There is no news here.
Analysis: Why aren’t there so many leaks
With its all-too-familiar list of specs, it’s hard to be excited about the Google Pixel 7. There are no striking changes, or even an intriguing lowering that might indicate a shift in focus.
Sure, there will likely be some software changes to focus on when the Pixel 7 family launches, including new camera modes hopefully in the spirit of Magic Eraser, and integration with all the new Android 13 features.
However, using the Pixel 7 likely won’t be all that different compared to the Pixel 6, and the biggest indication of that is the massive lack of leaks about the upcoming phone (other than this new phone, obviously).
Leakers are tech enthusiasts, and in general, when we see a few leaks about an upcoming product (especially a popular one), it means that the leakers aren’t excited — there probably won’t be many changes to the previous generation, for example.
This is usually an interesting way to gauge how each generation of Samsung Galaxy phones in particular has reinvented itself over the previous one – previous and more frequent leaks suggest that Samsung is brewing something big. But the same principle applies to all brands.
The relative lack of the Google Pixel 7 suggests that this phone is quite lackluster, with nothing new from last year. That’s a shame, because at best it means the device may not make its way onto our list of the best smartphones, and at worst it means Google hasn’t learned from the Pixel 6’s reinvention, as the shiny new phone prompted people to care about the Pixel line a few years after the Duff.