For the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Google would not have planned big changes and would rely on the same hardware as last year.
The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be released in the fall of 2022. So it’s not for now, but the brand has already revealed the design of the smartphones as well as certain details concerning the SoC or the colors available.
In the process, the media 9to5Google went poking around in the code in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and found some clues there about the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro screens. The specialized site explains that it discovered two display drivers created by Google in AOSP named “C10” and “P10”. These are shortened alternatives to the “Cheetah” and “Panther” codenames of the two future smartphones.
The same screens as last year
Thanks to this, more is known about the screens of these devices. And if you were hoping for change, you may be disappointed. In fact, here is what to expect:
- 1080 x 2400 pixels and 90 Hz for the Google Pixel 7;
- 1440 x 3120 pixels and 120 Hz for the Google Pixel 7 Pro.
These display definitions and refresh rates therefore do not change compared to the previous models, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Even the panels used and supplied by Samsung – respectively S6E3FC3 and S6E3HC3 – remain the same.
Google is no doubt happy with these screens and doesn’t see the need to invest in newer hardware for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Despite this, there are some slight changes to report.
For example, the classic Pixel 7 looks a little smaller than the Pixel 6 with a screen that is one millimeter narrower and 2 mm lower in height. Nothing shocking. On the Pixel 7 Pro side, a 1080p mode would appear, particularly as part of the energy saving option. Full HD necessarily consumes less than QHD.
9to5Google also specifies that it is not excluded that the Pixel 7 Pro has a slightly better screen since Google also seems to be looking into supporting an S6E3HC4 screen which seems to be newer than the S6E3HC3. “For now, there is no telling if this will actually appear on the Pixel 7 Pro, but the almost identical specifications leave the door open.“.
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