Google Pixel 7: Google's next-gen phone still won't be as compact as fans want
The Google Pixel 7 series is expected to launch later in the year around fall. Certain early details of the phones have surfaced over the past few weeks, and word on the grapevine now provides information on the sizes of the phones.
According to Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain Consultants, the Google Pixel 7 could be smaller than the Pixel 6. While the Pixel 6 sports a 6.4-inch display, the Pixel 7 is tipped to be a smidge smaller with a 6.3-inch display. This corroborates measurements from a few weeks ago that listed the Pixel 7 at 155.6 x 73.1 x 8.7 mm versus the Pixel 6's 158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9 mm.
Sadly, though, the Pixel 7 will still be a lot bigger than the 6.0-inch Pixel 5 and the 5.7-inch Pixel 4. Fans are unlikely to take this as anything more than a pointless change that does nothing to bring the cheaper Pixel model back to traditional sizes. The Pixel 7 Pro is expected to retain the Pixel 6 Pro's 6.7-inch display size, for what it's worth, though.
Supposedly, panel shipments for the Pixel 7 series will begin in May, a month earlier than for the Pixel 6 lineup last year. While some could assume that to mean an earlier launch date, the Pixel phones have always launched in October, and that's unlikely to change with the Pixel 7 series.
Hearing that the Pixel 7 will shrink from 6.4" to 6.3". Pixel 7 Pro will remain 6.7". Panel shipments to start 1 month earlier this year, from May.— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) March 15, 2022