Keep your calendars open – the Google Pixel 7 will be available in a few months
The Google I/O event took place back in May and the new Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro were teased during the event. There was no specific date or month mentioned by the company when it was announcing the Fall launch, but we figured that it would likely be October – although there was no official announcement.
The good news now is that a reliable leak suggests we may have been right all along. There is a possibility that the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro could be launched on October 13 this year.
The tipster Jon Prosser recently published a piece on his FrontPageTech website (opens in a new tab) regarding the news that comes from “very credible sources.” He says that the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will be made available for pre-order on October 6 and that this is also likely the date of Google’s event on this date.
As soon as October 13, Prosser, the company’s vice president for marketing, said the devices will be available for purchase.
Google Pixel 6 series phones were announced on October 19, 2017, and were made available for pre-order on the same day.
I think that the October 13 date is a plausible one, since Google usually announces their flagships during the beginning to the middle of October, and begins accepting pre-orders shortly thereafter.
However, it’s still nearly two months until the launch (according to the leak), so it’s very possible that there may be a last-minute change to the launch date since Google could change it as well at the last minute.
An event will be held by Google to introduce its new Pixel phones to the public. Other than the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, we may even see the launch of the Google Pixel Watch in the coming months. It seems unlikely that the Pixel Fold will make an appearance at any point in the near future.
A sneak preview of what the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro might look like was unveiled at Google I/O this year. A reworked aluminum camera bar will appear on the back of these new phones, but otherwise, they look very similar to their predecessors.
There has also been a revelation that the phones will be powered by the two-generation Tensor chip, allowing all kinds of AI and machine learning applications to be developed on the phones as well.
As per a recent rumor, the Google Pixel 7 rear camera resolutions won’t change from last year’s models, except for switching from Sony to Samsung sensors – which isn’t bad news since the Pixel 6 got a huge camera upgrade with 50MP.
With Google moving to an 11MP Samsung lens on the regular Google Pixel 7, the front camera may also get an upgrade. Additionally to the two existing lenses, the Pixel 7 Pro could have a 48MP telephoto lens. Even if there aren’t many hardware upgrades, the phones will undoubtedly have significant software updates.
According to a patent that was filed by Google, one rumor also claimed that the next-generation Pixel might feature a selfie camera under the display, although we are still not sure of that for these phones based on the patent filed by Google.
At Google I/O, Google teased the first ever Pixel Watch which will join the Pixel 7 series launch in October. The Pixel Watch was also teased at the Google I/O. Powered by Google’s Wear OS 3, the device is predicted to be the best smartwatch for Google’s latest wearable software product to date.
There aren’t many other details we know about either the Pixel 7 or the Pixel Watch, and we will have to wait until the official launch of the products in order to learn more (or to at least get some leaked information along the way).
This is a good thing as the release date isn’t too far away, so mark your calendars and be sure to check back in the future for more updates on the release date or for more details on the next generation flagship phones.