Leaked Pixel 7 series specs suggest that Google's upcoming flagship smartphones won't receive a significant display upgrade ↺
The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro have already been officially announced during the Google I/O 2022 a few weeks ago, but the California-based search engine behemoth has not yet revealed the front side of its highly anticipated flagship smartphones of 2022. There may be a good reason for this omission, as leaked specs now strongly suggests that, in addition to the unchanged camera setup, the displays of the Pixel 7 series are unlikely to receive a major upgrade in comparison to the current Pixel 6 devices.
According to a report by 9to5Google, the source code of two new display drivers named C10 und P10 indicate that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro could actually be equipped with some very familiar panels manufactured by Samsung, as both displays seem to feature the same key specs as the very successful Pixel 6. Purportedly, the base model Pixel 7 will still sport an AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,400 by 1,080 pixels as well as a native refresh rate of just 90 Hz. However, this panel with the model number S6E3FC3 will supposedly shrink by one millimeter in terms of width and two millimeters in terms of height. This would certainly correspond to previous rumors, which claimed that the Google Pixel 7 could theoretically be just a tad smaller and more compact than its immediate predecessor.
According to the leak, the larger Google Pixel 7 Pro could either stick with the S6E3HC3 or get the slightly newer S6E3HC4 panel, but both displays have the same 3,120 by 1,440 pixel resolution as well as a native refresh rate of 120 Hz. The overall dimensions of these panels remain unchanged, but the driver leak also hints at a possibly new 1080p display mode, which could for example be utilized in a more efficient battery saver mode. As always, these clues and rumors should be taken with a grain of salt until Google officially confirms the exact display specs of the Pixel 7 series of Android smartphones.
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