Google’s familiar Pixel 7 and 7 Pro ‘could’ release sooner than expected

Google's familiar Pixel 7 and 7 Pro

For a pair of high-end smartphones widely expected in October at the earliest, the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro has certainly been making a lot of headlines lately, probably already revealing their designs in great detail.

But while Google has a long history of leaking big secrets months before its official product announcements, one of the reasons we (supposedly) know so much about the company’s next hero devices might actually be an early launch…to change.

Will the iPhone 14 family have direct competition in September?

Obviously, the short answer to the first part of this question is yes. It’s equally clear that part two is next to impossible to anticipate right now, but if Big G were to ever pull off such a bold move to rival Apple, 2022 could be the perfect year to give it a try.

Of course, this is all just conjecture on our part, but that’s not what we can say about Ross Young’s prediction of a shipment of panels begins in May. He’s an industry expert who knows a lot about smartphone screens, so you can be almost certain that his latest prophecy will come true.

Naturally, that doesn’t mean the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro have a chance of seeing the light of day in May… or June, or July, or even August. But September is a definite possibility given that both phones are apparently about a month ahead of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro schedule, at least for now.

Then again, Google could always use that extra time to try to perfect the second-gen Tensor processor or tweak the recently leaked designs ahead of unveiling and releasing the Pixel 7 duo in a traditional October deadline. Finally, there’s a chance the company is simply looking to make more devices than ever before an October launch to boost its still modest global (and US) market. sales figures.
While a first of September directly against the The iPhone 14 listing certainly looks… exciting, the other two theories also paint a much nicer picture than what happened with the availability of the Pixel 6 last year, so either way, Google is likely to become a bigger threat than ever to Apple (and Samsung) in 2022.

No widescreen size changes in the pipeline

The other part of Ross Young’s new prediction is as unsurprising as it is unexciting, calling for a 6.3-inch “vanilla” Pixel 7 and an ultra-premium 6.7-inch Pixel 7 Pro.

If these numbers sound familiar to you, it may be because the Pixel 6 Pro also sports a 6.7-inch screen, while the “full size” Pixel 6 actually offers quite a bit more screen real estate than its successor is expected to offer, at 6.4 inches.

The Pixel 7’s tiny screen size reduction, which you probably won’t notice in the real world, was pretty easy to anticipate based on the overall dimensions of 155.6 x 73.1 x 8.7mm revealed. by Steve Hemmerstoffer as well as CAD-based factory renders last month.

That makes it a slightly shorter, narrower, and yes, thinner device than the Pixel 6, which likely means the hefty roughly 4,600mAh battery under the 6.4-inch hood could also be downgraded by 100. or 200mAh.

Meanwhile, the same rock-solid source gave nearly identical measurements for the Pixel 7 Pro to its 6.7-inch predecessor, so it only makes sense that the screen diagonal and the capacity of the 5000 mAh battery remain unchanged.
Ross Young “believes” too the Pixel 7 Pro will support 120Hz display refresh rate and LTPO technology, which seems to suggest that the non-Pro model could play things as safe as its 90Hz and non-LTPO predecessor, most likely to keep production costs and the resulting retail prices under control.