The upcoming Google Pixel 7 doesn’t leak nearly as frequently as its much-taunted Pro sibling, but it’s becoming increasingly clear why.
A rare leak for the smaller sibling has come out, from a regular phone leaker Yogesh Brar (opens in new tab)and if you hadn’t had your morning coffee, you’d be forgiven for confusing the information Brar provided with the spec list for the Google Pixel 6.
The Pixel 7 will apparently have an FHD+ OLED 90Hz screen, 50MP and 12MP rear cameras, 8GB RAM, either 128GB or 256GB storage and 30W charging power. These are all specs that the device has in common with its predecessor.
Google Pixel 7 (Rumoured) – 6.3 inch FHD+ OLED, 90Hz – Google Tensor G2 SoC – Titanium chip – Rear camera: 50MP + 12MP (UW) – Front camera: 11MP – 8GB RAM – 128/ 256 GB storage – Android 13 – 4,700 mAh battery (~) – 30 W fast charging – Wireless charging – Stereo speakers, Bluetooth LESeptember 26, 2022
There are a few differences, but it’s not clear if these are actually things that might be different on the upcoming phone, or just minor variances. For example, Brar points out that the phone has a 6.3-inch screen (0.1-inch smaller than last year) and a 4,700mAh battery (86mAh larger than last year). However, these tiny differences could be both rounding errors and actual changes.
One real upgrade is listed here, but we already knew about it: The Google Pixel 7 will get the Google Tensor G2 chipset, which is the second generation of the original Tensor that debuted in the Pixel 6. Google has already confirmed that the successor to the Tensor would be making an appearance in the Pixel 7, so no news here.
Analysis: Why there aren’t many leaks
With a spec list this familiar, it’s hard to get excited about the Google Pixel 7. There aren’t any noticeable changes or even an odd downgrade to suggest a shift in focus.
Sure, 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 Android 13 features.
But even so, the Pixel 7 probably won’t feel very different compared to the Pixel 6, and the biggest indicator of that is the vast lack of leaks surrounding the upcoming phone (other than this new one, of course).
Leakers are tech buffs, and generally speaking, if we see few leaks from an upcoming product (particularly a high-profile one) it means that the leakers aren’t enthusiastic – maybe there won’t be many changes from the previous generation, for example.
It’s generally an intriguing way to gauge how big a reinvention each generation of Samsung Galaxy phones is compared to the previous one – earlier and more frequent leaks suggest Samsung is brewing something big. But the same principle applies to all brands.
A relative lack of Google Pixel 7 leaks suggests this phone is pretty dull, 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 its Pixel 6 reinvention of where a flashy new phone took people to care me after a few years around the pixel line.
https://www.techradar.com/news/a-rare-google-pixel-7-leak-reminds-us-why-this-phone-hasnt-been-leaked-much A rare Google Pixel 7 leak reminds us why this phone hasn’t been leaked much