At its I/O developer conference earlier this month, Google previewed the upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. From the back of the official display, the camera module design of the Pixel 6 series is followed, and the screen details of these two mobile phones have been exposed.
The Pixel 7 has a 1080×2400 panel with a 90Hz refresh rate, while the Pixel 7 Pro has a 1440×3120 screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. If you’re wondering why these numbers sound familiar — it’s because they’re identical to last year’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
This news comes from the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). The technology media 9to5Google found out that Google has created two new display drivers by researching the AOSP code, one marked as C10 and the other marked as P10. The Pixel 7 is codenamed Cheetah (C), while the Pixel 7 Pro is codenamed Panther (P).
A study of the code also revealed that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will in fact feature the exact same Samsung-made display panels as their predecessors, model numbers S6E3FC3 and S6E3HC3, respectively. However, Google has also been working on supporting the S6E3HC4, which could be the next-gen version of the Pixel 6 Pro panel that could end up on the Pixel 7 Pro. Since both resolution and update rate remain the same, the only improvements may come from quality, brightness, power consumption, or any combination of these.
The Pixel 7 will be a bit smaller than the Pixel 6, so the display panel will also be relatively smaller, 1mm narrower and 2mm shorter. On the other hand, the Pixel 7 Pro is the same size as the Pixel 6 Pro, and so is its screen.