At Google I/O 2022, the company gave the world a sneak peek at its upcoming flagship handsets, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. While we still don’t know much about the phones, we do know that Google’s next-gen Tensor processor will power them and the design will look identical to the current Pixel 6 line. While we’ll have to wait a few more months for the full reveal, it looks like the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro have leaked again, this time in a full hands-on video.
The Unbox Therapy YouTube channel has gotten their hands on a set of phones, which are not retail units and resemble Engineering Validation Test (EVT) devices. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro EVT models out in the wild. In May, an eBay listing showed both phones, with software intact and working. The device would resurface in June, this time from a Reddit user who bought the device via Facebook Marketplace. Unfortunately, this EVT has been deleted. In addition, the serial numbers on the devices in the video don’t seem to match those previously reported, meaning we’re seeing different models from a few months back.
While the two phones are physically present, as far as software is concerned, they appear to have been completely wiped out. Anyway, this is an excellent chance to get a first glimpse and even make a comparison with the current generation of Pixel phones. One of the first things to notice is that the EVT models don’t have a Google badge on the back. The unique camera visor is back for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, but there is a slight difference from the previous model as the color has now been updated with a subtle chrome accent.
As for the size, owners of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro can expect a little treat as the new phones can be slightly smaller than the previous models. Height-wise, the Pixel 7s are a tad shorter and thinner if the camera visor isn’t included. In addition, the Pixel 7 Pro is a bit wider, while the Pixel 7 is a bit narrower. For those concerned about weight, the new Pro model weighs one gram more, while the standard model weighs 10 grams less.
As for the inside, details about Google’s new Tensor processor could not be revealed, but what was revealed from the bootloader is that the Pixel 7 Pro that Unbox Therapy has packs of 12 GB of RAM with 256 G of storage, while the Pixel 7 has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. These match what we’ve seen in the Pixel 6 series. The baseband also matches the Exynos modem in the Exynos 2200, the g5300, which will hopefully bring much-needed improvements to signal strength on the Pixel 7 series.
One thing to note is that the hardware shown in the video is close but not final. There is still the possibility that things could change in the future as these smartphones are only for technical testing and are quite early in the testing series of a new smartphone. Once it passes this stage (and next, such as DVT and PVT), the devices enter mass production and go to retail.
That said, what do you think of the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro?
Source: Unbox Therapy (YouTube)
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