Skip to main content

Waiting for the Pixel 7 Pro? October could be the big month

Google showed the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro for the first time at this year’s Google I/O developer conference. It did not, however, reveal when the phones would arrive. Fret not, as a new leak hints at the expected launch date. According to this, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will launch and go for sale on October 13. But you will be pre-order the phones starting October 6.

Left: Pixel 6 Pro. Right: Pixel 7 Pro.
Left: Pixel 6 Pro. Right: Pixel 7 Pro

Although we are aware that Google has previously launched phones in October, there wasn’t a tentative launch date until now. The leak comes from YouTuber Jon Prosser who has a decent track record when it comes to Pixel rumors. He adds that Google will hold an event for the Pixel 7 on October 6, the same date as he claims the phones will be available for pre-order. Apart from the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Google will also introduce its first ever smartwatch, the Pixel Watch on the same day

What do we know about the Pixel 7 itself? The design will closely follow the Pixel 6 series, with some minor tweaks to the camera bar. For instance, the bar has an aluminum build that blends perfectly with the frame. Plus, the camera cutouts are far more pronounced on the upcoming models.

The specifications are yet to be made official but Google confirmed that the lineup will pack a second-generation Tensor chipset and ship with Android 13 out of the box. Although unverified, leaks suggest that the Pixel 7 Pro will feature the same 6.7-inch display as its predecessor, while the Pixel 7 may get a slightly smaller panel. The CPU configuration is supposed to remain unchanged however we expect to see an upgraded GPU, image signal processor, and custom Tensor Processing Unit.

The Pixel 6 lineup introduced a new camera system, so Google is unlikely to change that on the upcoming phones. As always you can expect improved software processing and some new camera features. Besides this, Pixel 7 and 7 Pro may support 4K video recording through the selfie camera. There’s no word on the battery life as of yet but it would be nice to see an improvement in the charging speed at least.

Editors' Recommendations

Ayush Chourasia
Ayush works as an independent tech journalist. He has been writing since 2018 and has worked with publications like India…
Have an old Google Pixel? This camera test will make you want a Pixel 7a
The Pixel 7a and Pixel 4a's camera modules.

Three years separate the Google Pixel 4a and the Google Pixel 7a, and the internal specs and camera hardware are very different. But just how much do you notice when putting the two against each other and taking photos?

If you have a Pixel 4a and are thinking the Pixel 7a would be a good upgrade — or are interested to see how Google has advanced its camera and related software over the past three years — this test is for you.
How the cameras differ

Read more
What’s the inside of a Pixel 7a look like? This cool case shows you
Spigen Ultra Hybrid Zero One Pixel 7a case in hand

This year’s Google I/O 2023 conference has come and gone, but we got a slew of brand-new hardware announcements coming from Google. This includes the Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet. However, there was also a new addition to the Pixel smartphone lineup that you can buy right now — the Pixel 7a. This is the budget version of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, though you can still buy last year’s Pixel 6a as well.

Despite being the most affordable of the new Pixel lineup, it’s always a good idea to keep it safe in a case. But with so many options of great Pixel 7a cases out there, which one should you pick up? If you’re a techie and appreciate a teardown of the devices that you’re using (without actually tearing it down), then you should check out Spigen’s new Ultra Hybrid Zero One case for the Pixel 7a.
A teardown without the actual teardown

Read more
Leaked Pixel 8 Pro video reveals a feature no one was expecting
Google Pixel 8 Pro in a leaked hands-on video, showcasing its temperature sensor.

We're still months away from Google releasing the Pixel 8 Pro, but that hasn't stopped the phone from showing up in a new hands-on video. On May 18, 91Mobiles and leaker Kuba Wojciechowski published a short video showcasing the Pixel 8 Pro.

This video provides our first look at the Pixel 8 Pro in the real world, confirming the design we saw in previously leaked Pixel 8 Pro renders. But even more interesting is that the video also highlights a very unusual feature that no one expected.
The Pixel 8 Pro has a ... temperature sensor
Google Pixel 8 Pro design and thermometer feature leaked

Read more