Pixel 7 series makes cameo at Google I/O
A little bit of a surprise occurred this morning during the Google I/O Keynote. The Pixel 7 stopped in for a brief visit. Previously rumored changes to the rear camera bar, which surfaced in recent renders, were confirmed by the images that Google projected on the giant screen at the event. The aluminum finish will extend to the end of the camera bar and with the Pixel 7 made from a "single block of aluminum," it could be mean that the regular model won't be able to offer wireless charging.
Google did mention that the phones will be powered by the second-generation Google Tensor SoC, which will once again focus on AI and Machine Learning helping to bring improved capabilities to speech, photography, video, and security. The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will deliver the most personal helpful experience found on a smartphone. And Pixel fans, isn't this what you love about the Pixel in the first place?
Google reveals the new camera bar design for the Pixel 7 line
The Pixel 7 could be unveiled and released next October; the current Pixel 6 series is the fastest selling Pixel ever and has sold more units than the Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 combined. It goes without saying, although it was said, that the Pixel 7 series will ship with Android 13 pre-installed. We expect to see a 6.7-inch or 6.8-inch AMOLED display with a 1440+ resolution.
The image put up by Google at I/O doesn't show a rear fingerprint scanner which leaves us to conclude that the under-display biometric reader will get another shot. Color options for the Pixel 7 will be Obsidian, Snow, and Lemongrass, and the Pro model will be offered in Obsidian, Snow, and Hazel.
Pixel 6 Pro users are still hoping that next month the Quarterly Pixel Feature Drop includes the Face unlock facial recognition system. Last month, we explained how the use of Sony Image Sensors might allow the Pixel 6 Pro to include a secure facial recognition feature on the handset.
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