Google has already teased the upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro at its I/O developer conference earlier this month, showing us both of their backs and thereby confirming that it retains the camera visor design.
If you’re interested in the other side of Pixels this fall, today is ready to present a new report with alleged details about their displays. Let’s first go through the specifications, and then tell you how they were disclosed.
So, the Pixel 7 will have a panel with a resolution of 1080×2400 and a refresh rate of 90 Hz, and the Pixel 7 Pro screen will receive a resolution of 1440×3120 and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. If you’re wondering why these numbers sound familiar, it’s because they’re identical to those released by the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro last year.
This information comes from the Android Open Source Project, where enterprising people at 9to5Google discovered that Google had created two new display drivers, one with a C10 tag and the other with a P10 tag. The Pixel 7’s codename is Cheetah (hence “C”), and the Pixel 7 Pro is Panther (hence the “P”). A study of the code also shows that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will have the same display panels made by Samsung as their predecessors, with model numbers S6E3FC3 and S6E3HC3 respectively.
However, Google is also working on support for the S6E3HC4, which could be a version of the next-generation Pixel 6 Pro panel that could end up in the Pixel 7 Pro. Since the resolution and refresh rate remains the same anyway, improvements can only be made in quality, brightness, power consumption, or any combination thereof.
The Pixel 7 will be slightly smaller than the Pixel 6, so the display panel has shrunk accordingly, becoming 1 mm narrower and 2 mm shorter. On the other hand, the Pixel 7 Pro’s size is identical to that of the Pixel 6 Pro, and the same goes for its screen.
Another interesting point is that the Pixel 7 Pro’s display will have its 1080p mode, which should improve battery economy in low-power mode. First, a similar design. Now similar display specifications. It looks like the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro might just be iterative upgrades compared to their predecessors, and nothing more. But there are still many months before their launch, so, of course, everything can change.