Google briefly unveiled the design of the Pixel 7 phone during its May I/O event and we’ve only seen leaks since. Now the mother of all leaks happens, as YouTuber Unbox Therapy gets to mess about with the two Pixels in an early hands on experience, shown in the video below.
We knew that these devices would keep the “hunchback” approach for the camera area, they’d have narrower bezels and a second generation Samsung Tensor CPU. Louis from Unbox Therapy also made measurements of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Turns out that the Pixel 7 Pro is about the same size as the Pixel 6 Pro. That one was 75.9 mm wide and the new one is slightly narrower, at 73.2 mm. Both Pro phones have the same thickness of 11.5 mm in the camera area.
The Pixel 7 is a bit shorter and also narrower compared to the Pixel 6. The untrained eye won’t spot these differences on the new devices, for sure. However, if one looks closely, they’ll notice that the Pixel 7 Pro has a less aggressive tapering of the edge display and the camera bit. The chassis has a more refined and polished finish. Pixel 7 is now given a sort of “anodized aluminum”” look. Gone are the two tone approaches of the Pixel 6 series.
Of course these being prototypes we could not be seeing the actual color choices here. Turns out that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will go on preorder on October 6th, with sales starting on October 13th. They’re supposed to promote unique features in Android 13. From what I’ve heard the fingerprint scanners are much better now than the problematic ones from the Pixel 6 series. Hopefully all the screen bugs are gone as well.