Google Pixel 7: Everything we know so far (Updated)

Posted: 17 May 2022 2:15 pm

We're likely a long way out from the announcement and release of the Google Pixel 7, but here's a collection of everything we know so far.

Though the Google Pixel 7 is not expected to be seen until near the end of 2022, in the information age, it's never too early to take a look at what's coming. Thanks to online leaks, reports and some educated guessing, we can piece together a significant amount of information about the Google Pixel 7 already.

UPDATE: 17/5/2022

Google Pixel 7
At Google I/O 2022's opening keynote, Google unveiled the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. It was only a teaser, but it did provide a glimpse at a redesigned camera bar, and confirmed leaks that the devices will run on next generation Google Tensor chips.

For all other information, we can rely only on rumour.

Google Pixel 7 release date

There's no real word on this yet, but a quick look at history gives a strong indication that you can expect to see the Pixel 7 announced in October. That's the month every previous model has been unveiled, except the 5, which was announced on 30 September.

Google Pixel 7 price

Google has generally attempted to undercut the market with its Pixel releases. The Pixel 5 and 6 both carried launch prices of $999, not exactly budget phone territory, but a pretty serious discount from the gaudy prices of Samsung's and Apple's flagship offerings.

So, it's definitely safe to hope the Pixel 7 will launch with a wallet-friendly price tag.

Google Pixel 7 rumours and news

Alright, now for the good stuff. Leaks, reports and rumours have given us a surprising amount of information about this upcoming release, given how far away its official announcement actually is.

Digging through Android code has yielded some basic facts about the Pixel 7. We've known about the upcoming second generation of Google's Tensor chip for a while now, and predictably, that's what the Pixel 7 will be running on.

Leaks have indicated this chipset will be using a Samsung modem under the model number "g5300b", almost certainly an upgrade from the "g5123b" in the Pixel 6. So, we can hope for a big boost to connectivity in the Pixel 7. The term "Cloudripper" has been uncovered in this same Android code, and it is widely believed to be a reference to some kind of developer board in use in the phone.

Also of interest is a patent submitted by Google, which reportedly relates to the development of under-display cameras. If Google is happy with its development of this technology, the Pixel 7 would be the perfect time to unleash it.

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will use the codenames "Panther" and "Cheetah", though we don't know which is which at this point. A third device, under the codename "Ravenclaw" has also been leaked, but at this point it's tough to say what this Hogwarts-referencing name indicates. It may mean Google will be adding a Pixel 7a to its excellent series of budget offerings.

Best deals on Google Pixel products

If you simply can't wait for the Pixel 7 to drop, check out these great deals on other Google Pixel recent offerings. Want some help making a decision? Check out our reviews of the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro.

Buy Google Pixel 3a on Amazon
Buy Google Pixel 3a on Amazon

As Google adds more and more titles to its impressive Pixel catalogue, some classic gems can get left in the dust. Enter the Pixel 3a, a sleek and sophisticated model with an OLED touchscreen and a surprisingly great camera. Get it now on Amazon.

Buy now for $448

Buy Google Pixel 6 on Google Store
Buy Google Pixel 6 on Google Store

A magnificent camera and all-day adaptive battery are the cherries on top of a phone that's up to 80% faster than the Pixel 5.

Buy now for $999

Buy Google Pixel 6 Pro on Google Store
Buy Google Pixel 6 Pro on Google Store

Want even more than the Pixel 6 offers? The Pro has you covered, with a larger and higher-resolution screen, a bigger battery, and an additional camera.

Buy now for $1,299

$725 off Google Pixel 5a on Kogan
$725 off Google Pixel 5a on Kogan

The 5a is simply incredible value, with 5G capability, fast charging, and an ultra-wide lens. Buy now and get a free 20GB Kogan mobile plan.

Buy now for $675 (was $1,400)

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