Google I/O 2022 has showcased a bunch of new hardware products from the company next to Android 13, the company’s interesting work on AI and bringing several improvements to its products. The hardware announcements at I/O 2022 had included the Pixel 6a launch alongside Google Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro sneak peek. While the Pixel 6a announcement was already expected, Google caught everyone by surprise by giving the audience a first look at its next flagship smartphone of 2022.
Google Pixel 7 models — Coming this fall
The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro devices come this fall, usually in October. Going by the tease at the event, we can expect a familiar approach from the predecessor when it comes to design. The camera bar on the rear, which debuted on the Pixel 6 series, is here to stay on the Pixel 7 devices too. Yet, there is a significant change in the horizontal camera bar; instead of glass, it appears to be made of aluminium. And the camera cutouts are evident this time around, while on the predecessors, they were hidden in the big glass bar.
According to a sneak peek at the event, one more significant change is that the devices showcased were featured in a single colour variant, wherein the last-gen models came with a dual-tone approach.
Powered by 2nd-Gen Tensor SoC
Google has further stated the new Pixel devices will utilise its second-gen Tensor SoC prowess, and they will additionally ship with the latest Android 13 out of the box. Google Pixel 7 Pro will have a set of three cameras, and the Pixel 7 will feature a dual-camera system, again a familiar move from the older models. It is still unclear whether we will witness new camera sensors on the devices coming this fall.
With the new devices’ announcement more than a few months ahead of the launch, Google has seemingly ended some leaks and renders of its upcoming flagship devices. Nonetheless, we can still expect tons of new information about the upcoming Pixel 7 devices in some other means. That could be a full specs leak or a new design renders showcasing the devices in their full glory, or instead, it could be spotted on a Geekbench score; we never know.