Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro showcased at the Google I/O 2022
Google Pixel 7? Google announced the Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro today at its I/O developer conference. As well as a slew of other new items in the works. Let’s start with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Which will both be powered by the Google Tensor SoC generation 2.
While the visor design from the Pixel 6 family hasn’t changed. The camera bar is now composed of polished aluminium that runs directly into the frame on both sides for a more integrated look.
The camera cutouts in the aluminium are also highly visible, giving the Pixels a bolder. More recognised design than last year’s Pixels. The Pixel 7 has two rear cameras, while the 7 Pro has three. So nothing will change there. The devices are expected to be officially launched this fall. Along with the Pixel Watch, which has been teased.
Google’s own Fitbit
This is Google’s first smartwatch from the ground up, and the rumours were true once again: it’s round, the glass is domed, and it’ll include Fitbit integration because Google owns Fitbit. That means you’ll get Fitbit-powered fitness tracking, including Active Zone Minutes, stats, progress, and personal fitness goals, as well as continuous heart rate tracking and sleep tracking.
Wear OS will also get a new Google Home app, allowing you to control your connected devices right from your wrist. Finally, Google is working on a Pixel Tablet, which is surprising given it hasn’t been leaked yet.
Google’s own Pixel 7 Phone
It’s Google Tensor-powered and “made to be the ideal companion to your Pixel phone.” As you can see, the bezels are relatively thin (for a tablet) and one of the houses the front-facing camera. Oh, and the backside has only one camera. These are the only details that are currently available. It’s supposed to be the world’s most useful tablet, according to Google.
Design of the Google Pixel 7
OnLeaks’ renders of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro show two familiar phones. Although the design is identical to that of the Pixel 6, there are some minor variances. An undetectable punch hole at the front, which could indicate an under-display camera, and an oval cutout for the main/ultrawide cameras contained within the camera bar are two examples.
When we originally saw David “xLeaks7” Kowalski’s Google Pixel 7 images, we assumed they were for the rumoured Google Pixel 6a because the measurements pointed to a smaller display than the existing Pixel 6. However, according to Ross Young, Google may be decreasing the Pixel 7 from 6.4 inches to 6.3 inches, down from 6.4 inches on the Pixel 6.
However, the Pixel 7 Pro is expected to be the same size as the Pixel 6 Pro, measuring 6.7 inches in length.
What we want to see in the Google Pixel 7
We’re not going to let the lack of Pixel 7 rumours stop us from making our own wish list. We can only hope that Google is listening to feedback for its upcoming phone. A more trustworthy fingerprint scanner. We had issues with the under-display fingerprint scanner on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in our reviews.
This is Google’s first attempt at placing the fingerprint scanner beneath the screen; previously, the company has placed the reader on the back of its phones. However, this does not justify the scanner’s unreliability. All models have better and brighter displays.
There are a few ways Google could improve the Pixel 7 series’ screens. First and foremost, brightness. Even when set to maximum brightness with indirect light, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have shockingly dull displays. Being unable to see your smartphone’s display clearly is unquestionably a bad thing.
So if Google could increase the brightness of the Pixel 7’s display by a few hundred nits, one of the Pixel 6 series’ major flaws would be addressed.
The screen specifications of the regular Pixel 7 model are another possible area for development. The Pixel 6 Pro has 120Hz, whereas the regular Pixel 6 only has 90Hz. That’s an improvement over the 60Hz that smartphones used to offer, but given that phones cheaper than the Pixel 6 can offer 120Hz — like the Samsung Galaxy A52 5G or the Redmi Note 10 Pro — we’d like to see Google follow suit.
Increasing the Pixel 6’s FHD resolution to QHD, like the Pro does, would be nice, but not as significant. One of our TG writers, who recently purchased a Pixel 6 Pro, expressed his desire for Google to drop the curved display in favour of a flat one in the Pixel 7 Pro.
Google had never used a curved display before the Pixel 6 Pro, so if enough Pixel 6 Pro consumers complain, this design choice may be dropped. The only difficulty would be ergonomics, as the huge 6.8-inch handset display has curved edges that assist users to interact with it.
Another camera on the Pixel 6’s base model
With only two rear cameras, Google has perhaps underserved the Pixel 6. It’s the same as the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4, as well as the base iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 small, but it’s still disappointing given that some premium phones now have up to four cameras, including a depth sensor (such as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra).
A telephoto lens would be a natural choice for a third camera on the standard Pixel 7, even though its magnification wouldn’t match the 4x optical zoom of the Pro variant. A specialised macro camera for ultra close-up images or a depth camera for more accurate portrait shots and greater AR functionality could potentially be useful additions.
Increased battery life
This is something we hope to see with each new generation of a phone series, but it’s especially critical for the Pixel 7 series. The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, although having the biggest batteries ever in a Pixel phone, had unsatisfactory battery life when connecting to the internet over 5G.
That will become increasingly important as 5G networks stretch out across the United States, the United Kingdom, and beyond unless you can rely on consistent and fast Wi-Fi connections wherever you go. The batteries in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have a capacity of 4,614 mAh and 5,000 mAh, respectively, so they don’t appear to be overly little.
Instead, Google should presumably concentrate on maximising the power available within the cells.
Faster charging is something that every phone should strive for. And while Google made progress with the Pixel 6. More work is required to make it a true rival. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro can charge at up to 30W cable and 23W wireless. After years of using 18W charging.
However, despite its high charging wattage. The Pixel 6 only reached 29 per cent full after half an hour of charging on a third-party 30W charger in our tests. (There isn’t one included with the Pixel 6). That’s not very quick, especially when you consider phones like the OnePlus 9 series. Which can charge to almost full capacity in under half an hour.
It’s possible that if you use a Google-branded charger. The Pixel 6 may charge much faster, but it’s currently painfully slow. Google may improve the wattage of the Pixel 7 charger. Or use a twin-cell battery like the OnePlus 9 to allow for faster charging at the same power.
A Notification Slider
The alert slider is a crucial feature for iPhone users (and to a lesser extent, OnePlus users). It’s a quick and easy way to enable or disable notification sounds without having to unlock the phone or even turn it on.
We’ve never seen an alert slider on a Pixel phone before, and given that Apple and OnePlus phones are the only ones that use it, it’s unlikely Google will change its mind. However, we remain certain that this would be a fantastic addition to the Pixel 7.
Q1: What can we expect from Google in 2022?
At its I/O 2022 keynote, Google unveiled a slew of new Pixel devices. The Pixel 6A is a new midrange Pixel phone; the Pixel Buds Pro are new premium wireless earphones, and the Pixel Watch is Google’s first wearable
Q2:What are the Google Pixel’s drawbacks?
The GOOGLE PIXEL 6’s first disadvantage is that it lacks an external memory slot or a MicroSD card slot.
- And, the battery of the GOOGLE PIXEL 6 is not detachable.
- The negative side of the GOOGLE PIXEL 6 fingerprint is on display.
- The GOOGLE PIXEL 6’s disadvantage is that it lacks a 3.5 mm headphone port.
Q3: How much smaller is Pixel 7?
However, according to Ross Young, Google may be decreasing the Pixel 7 from 6.4 inches to 6.3 inches. Down from 6.4 inches on the Pixel 6. However, the Pixel 7 Pro is expected to be the same size. As the Pixel 6 Pro, measuring 6.7 inches in length