Google teased its next flagship phones – the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro – at the May I/O conference and it looks like they will be joined by a third, more premium model.
dig through Android Open Source Project Code† 9to5Google discovered a display driver labeled ‘G10’. A while ago, it was reported that the Pixel 7, codenamed “Cheetah”, and the Pixel 7 Pro, codenamed “Panther”, are associated with the tags “C10” and “P10” respectively.
That same report had also revealed that the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are pretty much the… same display specs as the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, with a few changes. The standard model will apparently have a 1080 x 2400 display with a 90Hz refresh rate, while the Pro will have a 120Hz display with a 1440 x 3120 resolution. The new variants will apparently use the same Samsung panels as their predecessors.
AOSP code snippets appear to have revealed that the newly discovered G10 is an Android device powered by a chip with Exynos roots, suggesting it will be a Tensor-branded processor. This is the first time a Pixel-related codename with the letter “G” has surfaced and it can’t be linked to the budget A-series, the rumored foldable Pixel Notepad, or the Pixel Tablet.
The device has a 120Hz screen, a resolution of 1440×3120 and is 71x155mm in size. That seems to suggest it’s a premium phone like the Pixel 6 Pro. Another interesting fact is that the display is made by BOE.
With so much still unknown, it’s hard to say where this model will fit in the Pixel lineup.
Meanwhile, Pixel 7 and 7 Pro continue to leak details. Google has already revealed that the new phones will have a more refined design than last year’s phones and will be powered by a new version of the internal Tensor chip. Today, a Pixel 7 prototype briefly appeared on eBay.
The Pixel 6 duo has proven to be that quite popular. Whether the Pixel 7 will build on the success and the best phone of 2022 remains to be seen. The phones are previously unveiled this fall.