Google has already teased the upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro back at its I/O developer conference earlier this month, showing us both of their backs and thus confirming that it's keeping the camera visor design. If you're interested on the other side of this fall's Pixels, a new report today is here to deliver, with purported details about their displays. Let's get through the specs first and then we'll tell you how they were uncovered.
Pixel 7 will have a panel with 1080x2400 resolution and 90 Hz refresh rate, while the Pixel 7 Pro's screen gets 1440x3120 resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate. So whey're identical to what the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro launched with last year. 9to5Google have this information comes from the Android Open Source Project. Google created two new display drivers, one tagged C10 and the other P10. The Pixel 7's codename is Cheetah ("C"), while the Pixel 7 Pro's is Panther ("P"). The digging into the code also reveals that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will in fact have the exact same Samsung-made display panels as their predecessors, with model numbers S6E3FC3 and S6E3HC3, respectively.
Google is working to support a S6E3HC4, which might be the newer generation version of Pixel 6 Pro's panel. This could end up in a possible new phone called "Pixel 7 pro". Since resolution and refresh rate are staying constant anyway there will only be improvements come from quality brightness power consumption or any combination thereof.
The Pixel 7 is going to be a tad smaller than the previous model, but other features remain similar. The display panel has shrunk accordingly and now measures 1mm wider as well 2mm shorter than before! For those who are interested in having more information on their phone's specifications or modes - don't worry because there'll still be plenty available with this new device including native 1080p video capabilities which should improve battery saving when using Low Power Mode. With a release date still months away, things could change of course.