In a new hands-on video, the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are shown.
The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, the company’s forthcoming flagship devices, were previewed to the public during Google I/O 2022. Although we still don’t know much about the phones, we do know that they will be powered by Google’s upcoming Tensor processor and that their appearance will be identical to that of the Pixel 6 range. Although the final announcement is still a few months away, it appears like the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro have once again leaked, this time in a comprehensive hands-on video.
Inbox Therapy Unretailed phones that appear to be Engineering Validation Test (EVT) devices were obtained by a YouTube channel. The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro EVT variants have been spotted in the wild before. Both phones were displayed in a May eBay listing, their software unharmed and functional. In June, the gadget would resurface, this time from a Reddit member who had bought the phone via Facebook Marketplace. This EVT was, regrettably, erased. Additionally, the serial numbers discovered on the devices in the video don’t seem to correspond with those previously reported, indicating that the models we are seeing are older ones from a few months ago.
The two phones are present physically, but their software appears to have been totally erased. Regardless, this is a fantastic opportunity to get a first look and perhaps a comparison with the most recent Pixel phones. The absence of a Google badge on the rear of the EVT models is one of the first things you’ll notice. For the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, the distinctive camera visor is back, although there is a small difference from the previous version as the colour has been refreshed with a modest chrome accent.
Owners of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro may be in for a little surprise when it comes to size, since the new phones’ dimensions may be a little smaller than those of the previous generations. Without the camera visor, the Pixel 7s is slightly shorter and thinner in height. Additionally, the Pixel 7 Pro is slightly wider compared to the Pixel 7, which is little narrower. For those who are worried about weight, the new Pro model is one gramme heavier and 10 grammes lighter than the standard model.
Regarding the internals, information about Google’s new Tensor processor was not made public, but the bootloader did show that the Pixel 7 Pro owned by Unbox Therapy has 12GB RAM and 256GB of storage, compared to the Pixel 7’s 8GB RAM and 128GB. These correspond to what we’ve observed in the Pixel 6 series. The baseband is also the same as the Exynos modem found in the Exynos 2200, the g5300, which should provide the Pixel 7 series with much-needed signal strength increases.
It should be noted that the hardware seen in the video is nearly complete but not yet finished. Since these devices are only being used for technical testing and are still very early in the testing process for a new smartphone, anything could still change in the future. The devices go into mass manufacturing and are ready for retail once they have passed this step (and any later ones, such DVT and PVT).