Google’s third (and likely last) design video ahead of the October 6 event is for the Pixel 7, when it looks like the smaller phone – in addition to the larger one – will be unlocked.
Google opens up on the Lemongrass Pixel 7 with its predominantly light yellow glass back and equally light gold/copper camera bar that blends into the side rails, which aren’t all black this year. We get a good look at the matte aluminum texture, with the company going with a slogan “Sophistication comes to #Pixel7”.
From this video alone, the Pixel 7 does indeed look more polished than last year’s Pixel 6, which looked very utilitarian. Namely, the camera bar protruded too much from the rear. That still seems to be the case this year, but slanted sides might help. Another photo then shows more of the screen highlighting how much more blocking it will be than the Pixel 7 Pro.
Meanwhile, the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro arrived on the Google Play Console for developers this morning. We get further confirmation that there’s 8GB of RAM on the smaller phone, while there’s 12GB on the larger device.
The Pixel 7 has a 1080×2400 display with 420 DPI, while the 7 Pro is 1440×3120 at 560 DPI. Both phones obviously launch with Android 13, but only the more premium unit has UWB (ultra-wideband, android.hardware.uwb), which aligns with the FCC filing.
As strongly suggested by our dive into the Android 13 QPR1 beta, the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will have face unlock, specifically android.hardware.biometrics.face (as spotted by Mishaal Rahman). We’ve covered Google’s work on face unlock in depth over the past few months, and the company is presumably using DPAF (dual pixel autofocus) on the front camera, which both phones support, to create a depth map.
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Dylan Roussel contributed to this article.
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