First signs of a Google Pixel 7 appear in the Google Camera app
Google may not have released the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro yet, but Mishaal Rahman has found details about a future Pixel smartphone. According to XDA's Editor-in-chief, an unreleased Google Camera app contains several Pixel smartphone codenames in its 'DeviceProperties' class.
Rahman refers to the device as the Pixel 7, rather than the Pixel Fold, because of a difference in codenames. While the latter appeared in Android 12 Beta 1 as 'Passport', Google lists its 2022-bound Pixel as 'Pipit'. Incidentally, the class does not mention 'Passport' at all.
Apparently, the Pixel 7 utilises another in-house SoC and supports the Pixel 6 series' camera features. The Google Camera app reports that the Pixel 7 has at least two rear-facing cameras too, including an ultra-wide-angle sensor.
The 'DeviceProperties' class also identifies 'Pipit' as the only Pixel smartphone for 2022. However, Rahman stresses that the Google Camera app may not accurately report the Pixel 7's camera features, let alone if 'Pipit' is the only Pixel that Google plans to release in 2022. Nonetheless, it is an early sign that Google is already working on next year's Pixel and that it plans to stick with its in-house SoCs going forwards.