Google has already teased the upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro at its I/O developer conference earlier this month, giving us both a look at their backs and thus confirming that this camera The visor is maintaining the design.
If you’re interested in the other side of the Pixels this fall, a new report is here today, with alleged details about their performance. Let us first go through the specifications and then we will tell you how they were revealed.
So, the Pixel 7 will have a panel with 1080×2400 resolution and 90 Hz refresh rate, while the Pixel 7 Pro’s screen will have 1440×3120 resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate. In case you’re wondering why those numbers sound familiar – that’s because they are very similar to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro launched last year.
This information comes from the Android Open Source Project, where enterprising folks 9to5google found that Google created two new display drivers, one tagged the C10 and the other the P10. The Pixel 7 is codenamed Cheetah (hence, “C”), while the Pixel 7 Pro is codenamed Panther (hence, “P”). Digging into the code also reveals that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will actually have Samsung-made display panels similar to their predecessors, with model numbers S6E3FC3 and S6E3HC3 respectively.
However, Google is also working on supporting the S6E3HC4, which could be a new generation version of the Pixel 6 Pro’s panel that could end up in the Pixel 7 Pro. Since the resolution and refresh rate remain the same anyway, only quality, brightness, power consumption, or any combination of these may improve.
The Pixel 7 is going to be slightly smaller than the Pixel 6, and thus the display panel has shrunk by being 1mm narrower and 2mm smaller. The Pixel 7 Pro, on the other hand, has the same size as the Pixel 6 Pro, and the same goes for its screen.
Another interesting point is that the Pixel 7 Pro’s display will feature a native 1080p mode, which will improve battery savings in low power mode. First of all, similar design. Now, similar display specs. It looks like the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro may just be iterative upgrades compared to their predecessors, no more. But we’re still several months away from their launch, so things could definitely change.