At the 2022 I/O developer conference held on May 12, Google previewed a series of hardware products, including a new generation of flagship models Pixel 7 series. The new phone will be launched this fall.
The Pixel 7 supports a 1080×2400 resolution and a 90 Hz refresh rate, while the Pixel 7 Pro has a 1440×3120 resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. This is the same as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro launched last year.
The information comes from the Android open source project, and 9to5Google found that Google has created two new display drivers, one for the C10 and one for the P10. This also aligns with the Pixel 7 series codename, which is codenamed Cheetah, and the Pixel 7 Pro is codenamed, Panther.
The code shows that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro actually use the same Samsung panels as the previous generation, with model numbers S6E3FC3 and S6E3HC3, respectively.
However, Google has also been working hard to support the S6E3HC4, which should be the next-generation version of the Pixel 6 Pro panel that could eventually appear in the Pixel 7 Pro. Considering that the resolution and refresh rate of the new phone remains unchanged, the improvement may be in terms of quality, brightness, power consumption, etc.
In addition, the Pixel 7 will be slightly smaller than the Pixel 6, with a correspondingly smaller display panel, 1mm narrower and 2mm shorter. Meanwhile, the Pixel 7 Pro is the same size as the Pixel 6 Pro, with the same screen.