Google gave us a sneak peek at the company’s next-generation Pixel smartphones nearly three months ago, on the eve of Google I/O 2022. We already know, thanks to this self-released leak, that the Pixel 7 lineup will look very similar to the existing Pixel 6 series. Notably, both Pixel 7 smartphones feature the instantly recognizable Pixel camera bar design seen on the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and the recently released Pixel 6a. Google appears to have tweaked the camera cutout design slightly, with the Pixel 7 series sporting a pill-and-dot cutout for the rear-facing cameras.
The company did not reveal the key hardware specifications of the Pixel 7 lineup at Google I/O 2022, and it also did not reveal the expected launch date for the devices. Given that the Pixel 6 series was announced in mid-October and was available for purchase by late October, there was widespread agreement among tech enthusiasts that the Pixel 7 series would follow a similar timeline in 2022 — and if we are to believe recent reports emerging from usually reliable leaker Jon Prosser, that appears to be the case. Prosser revealed what he believes will be the day Google officially announces the Pixel 7 lineup in a recent post on his website.
Expected Google Pixel 7 series launch dates
Prosser claims in his blog post that the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be available for pre-order on October 6, 2022. He also anticipates that Google will hold a launch event for both of these handsets on October 6. Prosser also claims that both models will be available for purchase a week later, on October 13. Prosser did not name his sources, but he claims they are very credible. We don’t have many reasons to doubt Prosser’s claims this time around, given his track record with Google and Apple-related leaks.
Despite the fact that we know what the Pixel 7 series looks like, Google has done an excellent job of keeping the rest of the phones’ specifications a secret. Having said that, there has been some discussion on social media about the expected camera setup on the Pixel 7 series. A recent leak, for example, suggested that the Pixel 7 might keep the same 50MP camera sensor that we saw on the Pixel 6 series. The front-facing camera, on the other hand, is expected to be upgraded to an 11MP Samsung JN1 sensor. However, as with all tech-related leaks, we recommend taking this one with a grain of salt. Given that October 6 is still more than two months away.