What is the story up to now?

(Pocket-lint) – Google’s subsequent flagship smartphones aren’t anticipated for a short while but, though we all know they’re coming because of Google confirming as a lot at I/O this yr.

We’re rounding up what we wish to see from the successors to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional, together with what any rumours and bulletins have recommended. Here is all the things it is advisable to know.

Pixel 7 launch date and worth

Google showcased the up to date design of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional at its I/O convention in Could 2022, so we very a lot know the telephones are on their manner.

On the subject of an precise launch date, October has been Google’s month of selection for a number of years on the bounce and we expect that is prone to proceed, though it is sticking with only a obscure “Fall” for the time being.

As soon as it has been revealed in a extra detailed method, with specs and {hardware} all confirmed, we might anticipate it to go on sale a few weeks later so doubtless earlier than the tip of October.

The Pixel 6 begins at £599 within the UK, $599 within the US and €649 in Europe, whereas the Pixel 6 Professional begins at £849 within the UK, $899 within the US and €899 in Europe. It is not but clear if we are able to anticipate the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional to fall inside the similar ballpark.


  • Pixel 7: 155.6 x 73.1 x 8.7mm
  • Pixel 7 Professional: 163 x 76.6 x 8.7mm

As confirmed by Google’s tease at I/O, the Google Pixel 7 and seven Professional are following the same design to their predecessors however with a few small alterations.

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The digital camera housing that spans the rear of each units is right here to remain for 2022, however will now wrap into the body for the Pixel 7 handsets – one thing the Samsung Galaxy S22 does. It is also metallic as an alternative of being black glass.

We do not have exact measurements at this stage, so on the subject of the telephones’ dimensions we’re again to the rumours and leaks. It is mentioned the Google Pixel 7 will measure 155.6 x 73.1 x 8.7mm, with a digital camera bump of 11.44mm, whereas the Pixel 7 Professional is claimed to measure 163 x 76.6 x 8.7mm, with a digital camera bump of 11.2mm. 

The pictures Google’s launched recommend the Pixel 7 will proceed to sport a flat show, whereas the Pixel 7 Professional may doubtlessly retain the marginally curved edges provided on the Pixel 6 Professional. Each units ought to have a centralised punch gap digital camera on the prime of their shows within the renders, and each are anticipated to have under-display fingerprint sensors. 

The Pixel 6 and 6 Professional are each IP68 water and mud resistant so it’s anticipated that the Pixel 7 and seven Professional would even be.


  • Pixel 7: 6.2-6.4-inches, Full HD+, 120Hz?
  • Pixel 7 Professional: 6.7/6.8-inch, Quad HD+, 1-120Hz?

In line with the rumours, the Pixel 7 is reported to have a display measurement between 6.2-inches and 6.4-inches, whereas the Pixel 7 Professional is claimed to have a 6.7-inch or 6.8-inch display. That is just about in step with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional so there could possibly be minimal modifications on this division.

The Pixel 6 had a Full HD+ decision and 90Hz refresh price, whereas the Pixel 6 Professional had a variable refresh price between 10Hz and 120Hz.

It would not be too shocking to see the Pixel 7 soar as much as 120Hz and the Pixel 7 Professional supply a decrease refresh price of 1Hz, like rivals, although for now, there is no element within the leaks on this entrance. HDR assist is anticipated although.

{Hardware} and specs

  • Pixel 7: Google Tensor 2.0, as much as 512GB, 8GB RAM, 5000mAh?
  • Pixel 7 Professional: Google Tensor 2.0, 12GB RAM

The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Professional each run on the Google Tensor chip, transferring away from Qualcomm processors. It is lengthy been rumoured that Google is engaged on a second technology of the Tensor chip, and it formally confirmed this at I/O 2022, alongside the truth that the brand new telephones will run on the brand new chipset.

Google is maintaining issues obscure for now, nevertheless it’s been claimed the Tensor 2.0 chip may characteristic a Samsung Exynos Modem 5300 inside, although presently Samsung does not have a launched modem known as this.

Experiences have recommended the Pixel 7 may are available 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage choices. None of those are anticipated to have microSD. The 512GB storage choice can be new for the Pixel 7 because the Pixel 6 solely goes as much as 256GB, although these are simply rumours for now.

By way of RAM, we would anticipate to see no less than 8GB on the Pixel 7 and 12GB on the Pixel 7 Professional, as their predecessors.

Rumours recommend the usual Pixel 7 may supply a 5000mAh battery, which is what the Pixel 6 Professional presently affords. It is not an unreasonable suggestion by any stretch of the creativeness, nevertheless it’s not confirmed but both.

Digital camera

  • Pixel 7: Twin rear (50MP+50MP), 8MP entrance
  • Pixel 7 Professional: Triple rear (principal extremely broad, telephoto)

It has been recommended that the Google Pixel 7 may supply a 50-megapixel principal digital camera and a 50-megapixel extremely broad digital camera, paired with an 8-megapixel entrance digital camera. If true, it might see the enhancements seemingly centered on the extremely broad lens in comparison with the Pixel 6.

The Google Pixel 7 Professional in the meantime is solely rumoured to have principal, extremely broad and telephoto lenses, however no specifics have appeared in leaks as but. It would not be too shocking to see the same loadout to the Pixel 6 Professional with maybe some further options relatively than an enormous change in {hardware}. 

These preparations are according to the design photos Google launched at I/O, so appear like they may find yourself being spot-on.

It is most likely value mentioning that Google patented a under-display digital camera in August 2021, although whereas this does not assure the Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Professional will supply the know-how, it is a chance for the Professional mannequin no less than.

Google Pixel 7 and seven Professional rumours: What’s occurred up to now?

Here is what the rumours have recommended up to now for the Google Pixel 7 and seven Professional.

11 Could 2022: Pixel 7 and seven Professional introduced at Google I/O

Google used its convention to tease the telephones and showcase their designs briefly.

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24 February 2022: Pixel 7 Professional leaks out: New renders reveal Pixel 6 Professional-like design

OnLeaks and SmartPrix revealed some renders of the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, along with some expected specifications.

19 February 2022: Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro could pack Tensor 2.0 with Samsung modem

According to 9to5Google, who dug into the Android 13 developer preview and spoke to “trusted” sources, Google has a second-generation Tensor chip in the works called Tensor 2.0.

3 January 2022: Google patents under-display camera

LetsGoDigital spotted a patent for under-display digital camera know-how, filed by Google.

Writing by Britta O’Boyle. Enhancing by Max Freeman-Mills.