Google decided to officially launch the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro earlier than anticipated this year to beat the leaks. But aside from their appearance, we already have a good deal of information regarding the American company’s upcoming smartphone line.
Fortunately, Google is still not very good at stopping leaks, as seen by selling a Pixel 7 prototype on eBay five months before its official debut. This time, startup logs from a Pixel 7 Pro that may have fallen into the wild revealed some details about the future smartphone.
Although Google has hinted about a second-generation Tensor SoC, we shouldn’t anticipate that it would much outperform its predecessor. Eight cores will make up the integrated CPU, including four low-power Cortex-A55 cores to handle the light tasks that the Tensor Pixel 6 already runs.
The two high-performance cores should be Cortex-X1, while the two intermediate cores should continue to be Cortex-A76.
We can still hold out hope that improvements, changes to the clock frequency, or a different burning procedure will still make it possible to purchase a faster CPU if this information does not suggest an increase in performance for this new device. The GPU in the SoC is not mentioned in the leak.
However, a Samsung S6E3HC4 reference panel will be included with the Pixel 7 Pro. We can still hope for modest improvements, even if it is likely that it won’t be much different from the Samsung S6E3HC3 screen of the Pixel 6 Pro from a year ago.
The Pixel 7 Pro and the Pixel 7 are anticipated to go on sale in October 2022. As Google significantly raised its sales volume during the first quarter of 2022 in Europe, we will then be able to test the capabilities of these new devices.