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Google Pixel 7: Everything we know

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October 2021 - August 2022

The Pixel 6 has barely had its time in the spotlight, arriving in the hands of customers at the end of October, but there will always be a reason to keep our eyes on the horizon. The first signs of a Google Pixel 7, the presumed name for Google’s flagship phone for 2022, have appeared. This guide will go through the Pixel 7 release date as well as what it packs under the hood.

When was the Pixel 7 announced?

The Pixel 7 was announced along with the Pro variant on May 11 during Google I/O 2022. This announcement came as a shock to many, considering no one was ready for the Pixel 7 series to be announced until later in the year. During the announcement, not many details were divulged, unfortunately. The surprising appearance was more of a teaser than anything else.

What are the device’s specs?

The key advancement and differentiator of the Pixel 6 from all previous Pixels – and really all Android phones – is the inclusion of a Google Tensor chip, which includes Google-designed hardware to enhance the many machine learning-powered features. For example, the currently exclusive “Magic Eraser” in Google Photos and the digital improvements to your camera shots are able to be quickly processed by the Tensor chip.

The first tidbit uncovered about the Pixel 7 is that it will, unsurprisingly, be powered by a second-generation Google Tensor chip, with the model number “GS201.” The information was discovered through the addition of an internal Google developer board “Cloudripper” to apps on the Pixel 6.

A couple of months after that discovery, our team also uncovered another big piece to the Pixel 7 puzzle. One of our trusted sources revealed that the new GS201 chip would feature a new Samsung modem. The model for this unreleased modem is “g5300b.” Using context and past naming habits from Samsung, we’re confident that this modem will be the Exynos Modem 5300, which is, again, unreleased.

How many versions will there be?

Within the Cloudripper code, there were two codenames for these devices: “Cheetah” and “Panther.” These codenames correspond to the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, respectively. The structure of these devices was confirmed during the announcement, cementing the fact that there will be two variants of the generation 7 Pixel. It’s interesting to see that Google seems to be changing its naming scheme on a generational basis now.

When will the Pixel 7 be released?

When Google announced the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, they did reveal one piece of vital information. The Pixel7 and 7 Pro will be available later this fall, confirming our theories about when the devices would be released to the public. We did not, however, anticipate seeing the Pixel 6a and the Pixel 7 being announced in the same 15-minute time span.

This guide is continuously updated as more information is learned.

Google Pixel 7 Stories August 4

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Google’s Pixel phones have long been highly regarded for their camera performance, and the Pixel 6 series is no different – in fact, they’re the best performing to date. And yet, I’m excited for the Pixel 7 because it looks to fix one of my biggest complaints with the Pixel 6’s camera, the blurry photos that have plagued my library over the past several months.

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Google Pixel 7 Stories July 26

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New details about the camera sensors used in the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel tablet have been uncovered, suggesting minor upgrades for the Pixel 7 and the affordability of the Pixel tablet.

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Google Pixel 7 Stories June 28

Google Camera app on the Pixel 6
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The latest update to the Google Camera app, version 8.5, includes new details about the photography and videography features of the Pixel 7 and next year’s Pixel tablet.

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Google Pixel 7 Stories May 31

Report: Next-gen Tensor on Pixel 7 said to be 4nm, made by Samsung again

At I/O 2022, Google said the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will feature a “next-gen” Tensor processor, and a new report today says it will again be manufactured by Samsung.

Google Pixel 7 Stories May 30

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Google I/O surprised us all with a first official look at the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, and now we’re getting more thanks to an early prototype of the Pixel 7 showing up on eBay.

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Google Pixel 7 Stories May 28

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Google’s next flagship series is not all that far away, especially if previous launch period conventions are adhered to. That has us dreaming up a wish list of things we really hope to see from the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro come launch.

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Google Pixel 7 Stories May 27

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According to newly uncovered specs for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, the upcoming flagship phones poised to use the same displays as found in the Pixel 6 series but with a few tweaks.

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Google Pixel 7 Stories May 14

Google Pixel 7 specs: Second-gen Tensor and everything we know so far

Google’s Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro aren’t due to launch until later this year, but at Google I/O 2022 the company unexpectedly offered a first look at the new devices. As far as specs go, here’s what we know about the Pixel 7.

Google Pixel 7 Stories May 12

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There’s a lot to be excited about with the Google Pixel 7, but soft-touch glass apparently won’t be on that list.

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From Pixel 6a to the Pixel Watch, here are all of Google’s upcoming release dates

We know a lot about Google’s roadmap for Pixel devices, but when is everything coming out? Here’s everything we know about the release dates for Pixel 6a, Pixel Buds Pro, Pixel 7, Pixel Watch, and the Pixel Tablet.

Google Pixel 7 Stories May 11

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If you were ever wondering how committed Google is to its Pixel lineup, today’s showing at I/O makes it pretty clear with a whopping six new products. What was your most exciting reveal?

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In a shocking twist, Google has officially revealed the first look at the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro at I/O 2022, showing off a revamped design with an aluminum camera bar.

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Google Pixel 7 Stories April 15

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As we get further from the release of the Pixel 6, we’re learning more about the Pixel 7. So far, what we’ve heard about the Pixel 7 makes it seem like it might be a relatively minor upgrade, but that’s not a bad thing. Here’s why.

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Google Pixel 7 Stories March 8

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Last week we asked you — our readers — to tell us just what area you are hoping to see the biggest or most notable upgrades for the Pixel 7 series. The results are interesting, to say the least…

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Google Pixel 7 Stories March 3

What Pixel 7 upgrades are you most hoping to see?
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After a lull with the Pixel 5 in 2020, it’s hard to argue that Google listened to fans and went right back to the drawing board with a reinvented and reenvisioned flagship Pixel 6 series in 2021. Early leaks indicate that the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will pack modest upgrades but we’re wondering just where the bulk of changes will come from.

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Google Pixel 7 Stories February 24

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In just the last 24 hours, we’ve seen the first reputable renders of the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro with the upcoming flagship design skirting a fine line between the late-2021 lineup with some minor tweaks.

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Google Pixel 7 Stories February 23

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We’re still several months away from Google actually launching its next flagship phone, the Pixel 7, but details are starting to come out. Following our report on the first Pixel 7 details last week, 3D models of both of Google’s upcoming phones have come out to show off a familiar design.

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Google Pixel 7 Stories February 18

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9to5Google has uncovered the first concrete details of the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, including the devices’ codenames, the Tensor chip used, and their Samsung modem.

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Google Pixel 7 Stories October 28, 2021

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New evidence suggests that the Pixel 7 will, unsurprisingly, feature a second-generation Google Tensor chip.

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