Just a day ago we saw a full spec leak for the Google Pixel 7, and now the source of that is back with an equally complete leak for the Google Pixel 7 Pro, but it’s also disappointing.
Yogesh Brar – a leaker with a solid track record – has tweeted (opens in new tab) this spec list, and almost nothing is different from what we saw on the Pixel 6 Pro.
The only real difference is the presence of a Tensor G2 chipset, which is Google’s next-generation chip. We know this will be there because Google confirmed it, but it could still fall behind the competition if leaks are to be believed.
Google Pixel 7 Pro (rumored) – 6.7″ QHD + OLED, 120Hz, LTPO – Google Tensor G2 SoC – Titan Security Chip – Rear Camera: 50MP + 12MP (UW) + 48MP (Tele) – Front Camera: 11MP – 12GB RAM – 128/256GB storage – Android 13 – 5000mAh battery, 30W fast charging – wireless chargingSeptember 27, 2022
Meanwhile, the rest of the listed specs include a 6.7-inch QHD+ OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 12GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage, a 5,000mAh battery, 30W charging. , wireless charging, Android 13 and a triple camera lens, with a 50MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra wide angle and a 48MP telephoto. That’s all you’ll find on the Pixel 6 Pro.
So is Google really going to release a new phone where the only upgrade is the chipset? Well, not exactly. Assuming this leak is accurate – which we can’t be sure of – the design is still being tweaked to the bare minimum, and it’s possible that things like the camera could perform better despite similar specs. But it looks like the Pixel 7 Pro could be very similar to the Pixel 6 Pro.
Review: No threat to the iPhone 14 lineup
Google shook things up with the Pixel 6, offering a phone with a distinctive new design and a bespoke chipset. It might have been enough for Apple to notice, but Google doesn’t seem to be repeating the trick this year, leaving the iPhone 14 with less competition.
Or rather, leaving the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with less competition, as the standard iPhone 14 is, at the very least, an even smaller upgrade from the iPhone 13 than the Pixel 7 Pro appears to be from the Pixel 6 Pro.
But at least Apple offers options – buy the near-useless but relatively affordable iPhone 14, or spend more on the Pro’s bigger upgrades. However, with the Pixel 7 lineup, Google can give people very little reason to update Pixel 6 phones.
Still, they’re only a year old, and the world would be in better shape if more people kept their phones longer, so maybe that’s not such a bad thing. And if you’re in the market for a new handset, there are plenty of other top choices in our guide to the best phones.