The upcoming Google Pixel 7 isn’t leaking as often as its Pro sibling, but it’s starting to get pretty clear why.
A rare leak came out for the little brother, from an ordinary phone leaker Yogesh Brar (opens in new tab)and if you hadn’t had your breakfast, you’d be forgiven for confusing the information provided by Brar with the Google Pixel 6’s spec 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 the specs the device has in common with its predecessor.
Google Pixel 7 (rumored) – 6.3″ FHD + OLED, 90Hz – Google Tensor G2 SoC – Titan Chip – Rear Camera: 50MP + 12MP (UW) – Front Camera: 11MP – 8GB RAM – 128/256GB Storage – Android 13- 4,700mAh battery (~)- 30W fast charging- Wireless charging- Stereo speakers, Bluetooth LESeptember 26, 2022
There are some differences, but it’s unclear if these are actual things that might be different on the next phone, or just minor discrepancies. For example, Brar points to the phone having a 6.3-inch screen (0.1 inch smaller than last year) and a 4,700mAh battery (86mAh larger than last year), however, these small differences could be rounding errors as well as actual changes.
There’s a genuine update listed here, but it’s something we already knew: the Google Pixel 7 will receive the Google Tensor G2 chipset, which is the second-gen version of the original Tensor that debuted in the Pixel 6. Google has already confirmed that the Tensor’s successor would appear on the Pixel 7, so there’s nothing new here.
Analysis: Why not too many leaks
With such a familiar spec list, it’s hard to get excited about the Google Pixel 7. There are no eye-catching changes, or even a curious downgrade that might point to a shift in focus.
Of course, there will likely be some software changes to focus on when the Pixel 7 family launches, including hopefully new camera modes in the spirit of Magic Eraser and integration with all the new features in Android 13.
But even so, the Pixel 7 probably won’t look much different to use compared to the Pixel 6, and the biggest indicator of that is the massive lack of leaks surrounding the upcoming phone (apart from this new one, obviously).
Leakers are fans of technology, and usually when we see few leaks around an upcoming product (especially a high-profile one), it means leakers aren’t thrilled – maybe not much change from the previous generation, for example. .
This is often an intriguing way to gauge just how big of a reinvention each generation of the Samsung Galaxy mobile in particular is over the previous one – earlier and more frequent leaks suggest that Samsung is up to something big. But the same principle applies to all brands.
A relative lack of Google Pixel 7 leaks suggests this phone is pretty drab, with nothing new from last year. That’s a shame, because at best it means the device might not make our list of the best smartphones, and at worst it means Google hasn’t learned from the reinvention of the Pixel 6, where a flashy new phone took people. to care about the Pixel line after a few years.