Everything we know about the Google Pixel Fold and Pixel 6a. Check out our Pixel 6 review and Pixel 6 Pro review. And what a phone it’s gearing up to be. Not only do leaks and rumors indicate that a second-generation Tensor chip is in the works, but the Pixel 7 may also be equipped with an under-screen camera. While the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro have yet to be officially announced, we may already know a thing or two about their price, release date, design, and more.
The Pixel 7 is a much-anticipated Android phone from Google, following the massive success of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The Pixel 7 is poised to build on the success of the Pixel 6 as the best Android value ever, following a major redesign in form and specs that saw Google invest heavily in new marketing methods. Although Google’s most recent Pixel device isn’t even a year old, there are rumblings that a Pixel 7 and a Pixel 7 Pro are on the way in 2022. While a low-cost Pixel 6a could be Google’s largest smartphone release of the year, the company is more than likely to follow Apple and Samsung’s lead when it comes to releasing its next-generation Pixel phone.
The Pixel 7 has yet to be officially announced, so a launch date is up in the air — but not completely. Given Google’s reliable annual phone releases and the similar amount of past rumors shown leading up to the announcement of the Pixel 6, all signs point to the launch of Google’s next Pixel this year.
According to oft-reliable display analyst Ross Young, panel shipments will start one month earlier compared to last year, meaning it could arrive sooner or that Google is planning to sell considerably more of them. While rumors have suggested the Pixel Watch will launch alongside the next Pixel phone, the wearable could be making an appearance in May during Google I/O, which seems likely due to the amount of allegedly leaked photos making the rounds. This seems too early for a Pixel 7 to be announced, but only time will tell if we get a sneak peek at the new Android phone.
If the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are in the cards, then we’ll likely see them in late October 2022. Google has a reliable track record of launches, with the Pixel 4 and Pixel 6 launching in October and the Pixel 5 releasing on September 30. It’s possible the new Pixel will be announced much earlier, seeing as Google officially revealed the Pixel 6 back in August 2021. However, that was motivated by a massive series of leaks that are unlikely to be repeated.
Much like its release date, the price of the Pixel 7 isn’t certain. That said, it would be bizarre if Google decided to bump up the price of its affordably priced flagship smartphones. Besides, one of the Pixel’s best features is the amount it offers at mid-range prices.