Google October event live blog: Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch and more


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As for cameras, we may have an inkling about what the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will come equipped with —  and it looks similar to the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.

Tipster Yogesh Brar stated we will likely see the same optics on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro that were used on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. It isn’t clear what “optimizations” it may offer, but Google’s camera upgrades may come in the form of software rather than hardware. 

To back this up, a developer dug into Google code to reveal camera specs on the Pixel 7. Discovered by developer Kuba Wojciechowski on Twitter, both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will use the same 50MP GN1 main sensor and 12MP IMX381 ultrawide sensor as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

However, the Pixel 7 will apparently be getting one upgrade: an 11MP selfie camera. This is similar to the one found on the Pixel 6 Pro, and will also be used on the 7 Pro, according to the developer. 

As for the Pixel 7 Pro, Wojciechowski states the phone will use Samsung’s 48MP GM1 telephoto lens instead of Sony’s 48MP IMX586 sensor. That means we’ll see the same 50MP Octa PD Quad Bayer lens, with an f/1.85 aperture and 1.2µm pixel width, and 12MP ultra-wide on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, along with a 4x optical 48MP telephoto lens for the Pro. Yogesh Brar backs this up in the leak, stating the Pixel 7 is expected to offer 50MP main and 12MP ultra-wide lenses, along with an 11MP front-facing camera.

Whatever cameras are expected, we’re only a few hours away from finding out. 

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Notable tipster Yogesh Brar has disclosed rumored internal specs for the upcoming Pixel 7, revealing everything from the display to the battery. Some are previously known, including the next-gen Google Tensor G2 chip and Android 13 OS that will be used, while others back up previously leaked details.

According to the tweet, the Pixel 7 will come equipped with a 6.3-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The post also shows we can expect the same 8GB of RAM, along with 128GB and 256GB storage options. That means no 512GB option, which supports a previous rumor. Interestingly, Brar reveals the Pixel 7 will sport a 4,700mAh battery capacity.

That’s a small gain over the 4,616mAh battery the Pixel 6 comes with, but it’s a boost that’s needed. A bigger battery should (hopefully) deliver more outcomes in the battery department.

The next Pixel flagship will also see the return of 30W fast charging, but we’re hoping Google will include the necessary 30W USB-C charger in the box.

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So, what do we know about the Google Pixel 7? Well, quite a lot!

Google has posted a lot of teasers showcasing the design of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. If you’re a fan of the Pixel 6’s unique design, you’ll be happy to know the Pixel 7 will sport almost the same rear camera array spanning the back panel. This time, however, we won’t be getting a two-tone finish above and below the module.

Instead, we’ll see three distinct color options. So far, colors include Snow, Obsidian, and Lemongrass on the Pixel 7, and Hazel on the Pixel 7 Pro with a gold visor. Will more colors be available? Likely not, seeing how these colors were shown off in a tasty campaign teasing the Pixel 7’s colors via potato chips.

The most notable change appears to be a slight reduction in the thickness of the bar, the extension of the aluminum finish across the bar, and a slight change to the lens array.

We also know both the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will be equipped with the Google Tensor G2 processor, Google’s next-gen custom-built chip. It’s expected to improve on this with enhanced processing power and better power efficiency. That last one we’re hoping for, as Pixel 6 battery life claims were wildly varied

Google also states the Tensor G2 will “bring even more helpful, personalized features to photos, videos, security, and speech recognition.”

As for all the other specs we can expect? The launch event should give us all the details. However, leaks and rumors have given us a good idea about what else it will bring to the table. 

And we’re kicking off! Welcome to the Google October event live blog, where we’ll be talking all things Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and everything Google might be hiding up its sleeve.

We may already know exactly how Google’s next set of Pixel devices will look, and even some of their features, but there’s still a lot left to discover. That’s where the latest leaks and rumors fill in the gaps, and we’ll give you the latest details in the lead-up to the big Made by Google event.

In fact, thanks to Google practically leaving the door wide open for its next-gen Pixel devices, I’ve caught the Pixel 7 hype and it’s making me consider ditching my iPhone.

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