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Pixel 7 Pro: Nothing new besides Tensor G2

Google has never been the best company in keeping its unreleased products a secret. The Pixel 7 series is no exception and has been leaking in the past months. Now that we’re just a few weeks away from the release, we don’t expect this to change. Hence, there is a new leak that brings detailed specs for both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. If you have been expecting a lot of changes, you’ll be disappointed. The Pixel 7 Pro is nothing besides a Pixel 6 Pro with a Tensor G2 SoC.

Pixel 7 Pro will bet on the Tensor G2 to cater to customers

The new Google Pixel 7 Pro will retain most of the specs of its predecessor. The big news is on the Google Tensor G2. As you may know, the processor is not about performance, the focus is on imaging capabilities. The new chip brings a new GPU to make things fresh. There is also a new NPU to boost AI capabilities and a new modem for connectivity. Apart from this, the Tensor G2 has the same architecture and core design as the original Tensor. According to tipster Yogesh Brar, the Pro packs 12 GB of RAM. This will be accompanied by either 128 GB or 256 GB.

Tensor G2

In terms of technical details, the Tensor G2 is a 5nm processor made by Samsung. It has 2 x ARM Cortex-X1 cores, 2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores, and 4 x ARM Cortex-A55 cores. The big controversy here is Google’s choice of keeping the old ARM Cortex-A76 cores. This core standard is two-generations-old if we consider only the ARMv8 cores where the A77 and A78 are newer offerings. When we switch to the ARMV9 trend, then the Tensor G2 inside of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro is four ARM generations old.

Some camera refreshes

We can expect improvements in the camera department. However, most of them will come thanks to the software. The Google Pixel 7 Pro will pack a 50 MP main camera, 12 MP ultrawide, and 48 MP telephoto camera. However, the Telephoto snapper is reportedly bringing a new Samsung GM1.

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The older phone had the same 48 MP camera, but with an old Sony IMX586. The selfie camera will remain at the same 11 MP resolution. However, the reports suggest a new module with autofocus – the Samsung 3J1 sensor.

Other specs are the same

In terms of display, the Pixel 7 Pro has the same 6.7-inch LTPO OLED screen with QHD+ resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate. We won’t complain in this department, as it is still in line with flagship makers. Also, it’s better than the vanilla Pixel 7 with an FHD+ 90 Hz panel.

The Pixel 7 Pro is getting a 5,000 mAh capacity just like its predecessor. However, only actual usage will tell us if it actually hits the 30 W rate. This is something that the older Pixel 6 series phones struggled to do so. Anyway, both devices will support wireless charging.

Pixel 7 Pro

So in the end, the Pixel 7 Pro’s real upgrade is only the Tensor G2. That, of course, if you’re not here for performance. Anyway, the phone may capture some of the best shots in the market. After all, most of Google’s abilities in photography are stored in the software. Anyway, we don’t know if Pixel 6 owners will see this as an actual upgrade.

The phone will cost $900 just like its predecessor. The vanilla, on the other hand, will cost $700.

Pixel Tablet and Pixel Watch will share the spotlight with the Pixel 7 series

There are also rumors of a new Pixel Tablet with an 11-inch display. Moreover, the company will introduce its Pixel Watch. All these products will come along with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro in October. The actual date is yet to be revealed by the search giant.

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