Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro — Google’s upcoming flagship smartphones — display specs have surfaced online, well ahead of the handsets’ launch later this year. The smartphones are tipped to have the same screens as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro that debuted last year. The company teased its next-generation handsets at the annual Google I/O developer conference earlier this month, revealing that they will be powered by an updated Tensor SoC and run on Android 13 out-of-the-box.
According to code spotted in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) by 9to5Google, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will sport the same Samsung displays as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, respectively. The display driver for the Pixel 7, codenamed Cheetah, is tagged with C10, while the driver for the Pixel 7 Pro, codenamed Panther, is tagged with P10. Both files reveal the specs of the upcoming handsets, according to the report.
Like the Pixel 6, the upcoming Pixel 7 will have a full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) display with a 90Hz refresh rate, as the code references using Samsung’s S6E3FC3 panel. While the specs of the display remain the same, the display is slightly smaller than the Pixel 6 – reduced by 2mm and 1mm in height and width respectively.
Meanwhile, the Pixel 7 Pro will sport the same QHD+ (1,440×3,120) pixel display with a 120Hz refresh rate — the same as the Pixel 6 Pro launched in 2021, with the same Samsung S6E3HC3 panel, according to the driver from google code. Unlike the Pixel 7, the Pro model will offer the same screen size as its predecessor.
The drivers for the Pixel 7 Pro display also suggest that the high-end model could allow users to display content in 1080p mode through a recently spotted setting on Android 13. While this degrades the viewing experience on the smartphone, it can help conserve battery life – a feature offered on other smartphones with high-resolution screens. Meanwhile, Google has yet to officially reveal the full specs of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro ahead of their expected debut later this year.