Google Pixel 7 early rumors and leaks — release date, price and more


As far as we know, this is everything there is to know about the new Pixel 7.

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Rumors and leaks about Google’s upcoming flagships have already begun to surface, although the Google Pixel 7 isn’t expected to be released until the autumn at the earliest.

We’re looking forward to seeing how Google builds on its new Tensor chipset and enhanced camera systems after the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro have proven to be the company’s greatest phones ever. As for the Pixel 6’s flaws, like as its short battery life and low-end specifications, we’d like to know what Google plans to do about those as well.


Right now, there aren’t many rumours to go on. However, we already know what we’d want to see on the Pixel 7 based on early information. Read on for the latest Google Pixel 7 rumours, as well as our wish list for the company’s next flagship device.

Rumors about the Google Pixel 7’s release date and pricing have been circulating.

In recent years, Google’s release schedule has been quite consistent. According to one rumour, the Pixel 7 will be unveiled in October 2022, along with the Google Pixel Watch, and we’d bet on this based on the lack of more concrete reports. Analyst Ross Young claims the Pixel 7’s displays will arrive a month earlier than the Pixel 6’s did in 2021, thus it’s feasible that it may launch sooner than that.

In terms of price, we’re crossing our fingers that Google maintains the Pixel 7’s costs as low as the Pixel 6’s. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, both priced at $699/£599 and $899/£849, are significantly less expensive than the competition’s top-of-the-line models. There are a lot of people who will switch to Google if they can get the next generation of Pixels at the same level as the current generation.


Reports of a new Google Pixel phone have surfaced.

If true, the second generation Tensor chipset present in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is being developed by Google. A simple upgrade to the Pixel 7’s CPU is evident, but there’s currently no indication of what Google plans to modify, other than the standard increases in processing power and energy efficiency that chipsets strive for every year.

A new second-generation Tensor chipset has been found to be linked to two new Pixel smartphones, which 9to5Google believes are the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro. An unreleased Samsung modem with model number ‘g5300b’ is linked to the GS201 chipset, according to the site’s source. The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, according to 9to5Google, will use this new modem in conjunction with two other devices codenamed Cheetah and Panther.

To say this is a significant step forward would be an understatement; expect more information to be released in the near future.


Adding an under-display selfie camera to Google’s next-generation Pixel is another possibility. On the basis of Google’s recently-filed patent application, the company has developed an improved version of the under-display selfie camera technology that’s already featured in select phones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 or the ZTE Axon 30.

Despite the fact that this is only a patent, it could still be years before it is ready for use, if it ever does. However, that would be an excellent feature to have in a future Pixel.

The design of the Google Pixel 7 is presented here.

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Two recognisable phones are shown in OnLeaks’ renders for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. However, there are a few slight variations between the design of the Pixel 6 and the Pixel XL. There’s an oval cutout for the main/ultrawide cameras in the camera bar, as well as an unseen punch hole in the front that might point to an under-display camera.


Because the measurements indicated a smaller display than the existing Pixel 6, we initially concluded that the Google Pixel 7 mockups revealed by David “xLeaks7” Kowalski were really for the rumoured Google Pixel 6A. The Pixel 6 has a 6.4-inch screen, thus it appears that Google will be reducing the Pixel 7’s screen size to 6.3 inches, as reported by Ross Young. The Pixel 7 Pro is expected to have the same 6.7-inch screen size as the Pixel 6 Pro.

Black, white, coral, and blue are the rumoured colours for the Pixel 7. No colour options for the Pixel 7 Pro have yet been rumoured to be available, but these renderings show that it would look good in sky blue.

What we hope to see in the Google Pixel 7

We’re not letting the paucity of speculations about the upcoming Pixel 7 stop us from creating our own wish list. If nothing else, we hope that Google is listening to what its customers have to say about its next devices.


Fingerprint scanners that are more dependable

We had several issues with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro’s under-display fingerprint scanners in our evaluations. Since Google has previously used a fingerprint sensor on its phones, this is Google’s first effort at placing the scanner beneath the screen. Even yet, that doesn’t justify the scanner’s notoriously unreliable performance.

As long as Google can fix the problems with its present optical fingerprint reader, we’ll be satisfied. If Qualcomm’s ultrasonic fingerprint scanner system (found in the Samsung Galaxy S21), which utilises soundwaves to identify your prints and is thus less impacted by scratches on the screen, is used, it would be a decent solution, too.


A third option is the use of face recognition unlocking, like Google did with the Google Pixel 4’s fingerprint scanner. However, neither of these systems worked well, and more development was needed before they could match the smoothness and reliability of Apple’s Face ID technology. As a result, Google may have to go back in time to a bigger top bezel.

All models will have improved and brighter screens.

In order to make the Pixel 7 series’ screens better, Google has a few options. To begin, let me mention the brightness. In direct sunlight, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro’s screens are noticeably dull, even when set to maximum brightness. If Google could increase the brightness of the Pixel 7’s display by a few hundred nits, it would be a significant improvement over the Pixel 6 series’ display issues.


Screen specifications might be another area for improvement on the basic Pixel 7. The Pixel 6 Pro has a 120Hz refresh rate, whereas the normal Pixel 6 has a 90Hz refresh rate. The 120Hz offered by phones less expensive than the Pixel 6 — such as Samsung’s Galaxy A52 5G or Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 10 Pro — is an improvement over the 60Hz previously available, but we’d prefer to see Google adopt it as well. The Pixel 6’s FHD resolution may benefit from being bumped up to QHD, but it’s not as big of a difference as it is for the Pixel 6 Pro.

According to one of our TG writers, who recently purchased a Pixel 6 Pro, the flat display on the Pixel 7 Pro would be preferable to Google’s current curved display. There is a risk that Google will not employ a curved display again if enough Pixel 6 Pro owners express their displeasure. In terms of usability, curved edges assist users engage with the massive 6.8-inch phone’s display.

In addition to the Pixel 6’s main camera, there is a secondary camera.


In some ways, Google has squandered the Pixel 6 by just including two rear-facing cameras. Since some high-end phones are now delivering up to four cameras plus a depth sensor, this isn’t a bad number, but it’s a disappointment since some other high-end phones are now offering up to four cameras and a depth sensor (such as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra).

Even if the 4x optical zoom of the Pro model isn’t available on the regular Pixel 7, a telephoto lens would be the natural choice for a third camera. Another option would be to add a depth camera for better portraits and AR performance, or a specialised macro camera for ultra close-up images.

Batteries that last longer


The Pixel 7 series has a greater need for this feature than any other phone series, thus it’s something we want to see with every new iteration.

The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, although having the biggest batteries ever in a Pixel phone, had unsatisfactory battery life when connected to the internet over 5G. If you don’t have access to fast and reliable Wi-Fi wherever you go, you’ll be at a serious disadvantage as 5G networks spread across the United States, the United Kingdom, and beyond.

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro’s (4,614 mAh and 5,000 mAh) batteries don’t appear to be excessively little based on their capacity. As an alternative, Google should presumably concentrate on making optimal use of the electricity that is already available within the cells.


Improved battery life

Even though Google made progress in this area with the Pixel 6, there is still work to be done before it can be considered a true contender.

Unlike previous Pixel models, which could only handle 18W of charging, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro can now deliver up to 30W of wired and 23W of wireless charging. We found that the Pixel 6’s battery only achieved 29 percent capacity after half an hour of charging using a third-party 30W charger. (An adapter is not included with the Pixel 6). In comparison to phones like the OnePlus 9 series, which can charge to almost full in less than half an hour, that’s a lot slower


It’s conceivable that if you use a Google-approved charger, the Pixel 6 may charge significantly faster, but as it is, this is a disappointment. There is room for improvement in Google’s charger for the Pixel 7, and a twin-cell battery option like the OnePlus 9 might help speed up the process.

A slider for displaying an alert

The alert slider is a must-have for iPhone users (and to a lesser extent, OnePlus owners). Without having to unlock or even turn on the screen, you can immediately activate or mute notification sounds with this handy feature.


As far as we know, Google has never included an alert slider on a Pixel phone, and considering that it’s only found on Apple and OnePlus models, it’s doubtful that it will. As for the Pixel 7, we still believe that this would be a fantastic addition.

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