The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are expected to be introduced during the first week in October, perhaps on October 6th. Pre-orders could start the same day. The two models could be released the following week. There will be refinements to the design compared with the Pixel 6 series with slight changes made to the camera bar and other parts of the phone.
The Pixel 7 Pro will once again include a periscope telephoto camera
The Pixel 7 Pro has polished edges, something not found on the non-Pro model. Both devices will support wireless charging. The Pixel 7 Pro will not only feature a smaller hole-punch on the front compared to the Pixel 7, the pricier unit will also sport thinner bezels. Speaking of bezels, the Pixel 7 will have thinner bezels than the Pixel 6 although the latter has the taller screen. The Pixel 6 is 1.72mm wider than its successor, and weighs 10 grams more.
The Pixel 7 Pro is .20mm thinner than the Pixel 6 Pro and the camera bump remains the same at 11.50mm. The newer model is .78mm wider and 1 gram heavier than its predecessor. The curved screen also seems to be less pronounced on the upcoming model.
Google should reward Pixel 6 series owners by giving them a huge price break toward a Pixel 7 series purchase
Unfortunately, there are a few things that we still don’t know including the size of the battery on the new models, if the fingerprint sensor has been improved, and whether Face unlock has been added to the Pixel 7 series. If the screen resolution differences remain the same, the Pixel 7 Pro display will be 1440p compared to 1080p on the Pixel 7. But the Pro model is also expected to allow users to save battery life by reducing the display to 1080p on demand.
Whether Google is planning on offering a huge break to current Pixel 6 series owners is not known but it could be a big PR coup for the company which has had to deal with quite a few bugs on the current flagship models, updates that had to be delayed, and complaints about the optical under-display fingerprint sensor. It’s only now, with Android 13 released, that the biometric reader on the two models shows signs of being accurate and unlocking the phone fairly quickly.