January 30, 2023

The upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro handsets have surfaced on the Google Play Console. As most of you know by now, these two devices will launch on October 6. Google confirmed its press conference for that date.

Both the Pixel 7 & Pixel 7 Pro appeared at Google Play Console ahead of launch

Having said that, the Pixel 7 series has been leaking out for a long time now. There’s very little to hide at this point. The Google Play Console does share some spec-related information, and surprisingly, kind of confirms facial scanning and eSIM support.

First and foremost, the Pixel 7 is codenamed ‘panther’ in this listing, while the Pixel 7 Pro comes with a ‘cheetah’ codename. These listings do confirm that both smartphones will ship with Android 13, which is a given.

Now, both listings have “android.hardware.biometrics.face” code, which clearly hints at facial scanning support. There have been rumors regarding that for quite some time now, and it seems like Google will rely on the front-facing camera to provide it. Neither phone is coming with any additional hardware for that purpose, at least as far as we know. There is an option for a fingerprint-backed facial scanning, and some other options, though. We’ll see what Google will opt for.

A ‘Google Tensor’ SoC will fuel them, and we already know it’s the Google Tensor G2 chip. Google confirmed as much. This listing does confirm the setup we’re getting inside that chip. The Tensor G2 will use two ARM Cortex X1 cores (2,80MHz), two ARM Cortex-A76 cores (2,250MHz), and four ARM Cortex-A55 cores (1,800MHz).

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The ARM Mali G78 (848MHz) GPU will also be included, and used by both smartphones. Now, the displays and RAM counts listed here are different for the two phones, as expected.

The Pixel 7 Pro will offer a sharper display, and more RAM

The Pixel 7 is listed with a fullHD+ (2400 x 1080) display, which offers a 420 PPI. The ‘Pro’ model, on the other hand, will arrive with a QHD+ (3120 x 1440) panel. The two phones will offer flat and curved panels, respectively. The Pixel 7 Pro’s display is expected to be less curved than the one on the Pixel 6 Pro, though.

In terms of RAM, the Pixel 7 is listed with 8GB of RAM, while the Pixel 7 Pro has 12GB of RAM. Those are possibly the only options we’ll get from Google this time around.