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Daily Authority: 😲 Massive Pixel 7 series leak
🌞 Good Morning, fellow tech enthusiasts. We are all set for Google’s big Pixel launch on October 6. Yes, just one more day for the new Pixel 7 series and the Pixel Watch. But hey! You don’t have to wait for Google to tell you about its new phones. A massive leak has just given away the full spec sheet of the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro.
Meanwhile, a new 200MP phone just went global. Did Elon Musk finally decide to buy Twitter? We’ve got all this and more in today’s Daily Authority, so let’s get started.
This is the Pixel 7 series
While you may have seen multiple scattered Pixel 7 series leaks till now, nothing is more reliable than the one we just got from folks over at WinFuture. We now (think we) know all the specs of the two Google flagships, and honestly, it’s not looking like we’re getting a significant upgrade on paper. If you own the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro right now, you may not see yourself upgrading after reading this.
- According to the leaked spec sheets, the Pixel 7’s screen could be slightly smaller than the Pixel 6, at 6.32 inches.
- The Pixel 7 Pro keeps the 6.7-inch display of its predecessor. Both phones keep the same screen pixel density as before.
- It looks like the Pixel 7 Pro might see a bit of a camera upgrade. The leak suggests a 4.8x optical zoom and up to 30x digital magnification.
- Google previously offered only 4x optical zoom on the Pixel 6 Pro.
- The ultrawide shooter on the Pixel 7 Pro is also getting a larger field of view. That means you’ll be able to fit more into your shots.
- Sadly, the Pixel 7 might take a step back in that area, with its ultrawide camera possibly going down from 114 degrees to 106 degrees.
- Some minor battery differences stand out in the Pixel 7 series spec sheet.
- The Pixel 7 Pro might keep its 5,000mAh battery from the last generation, but the Pixel 7’s battery will probably be a little smaller at 4,355mAh.
- On that note, here are the Android phones with the best battery life.
- Thanks to Google’s own reveals, we know the new Pixels will be equipped with the Tensor G2 chip. Although, we’re waiting to find out its exact capabilities.
- Leaked specs tell us that Google is sticking to a 90Hz display refresh rate for the vanilla Pixel 7 and 120Hz for the Pro.
- We just hope they get the darn fingerprint sensor right this time around.
- Moving on, the Pixel 7 gets 8GB of RAM, while the 7 Pro ups it to 12GB. This is paired with 128/256GB storage options.
- Camera sensors include a 50MP + 12MP setup on the Pixel 7, the same as the Pixel 6.
- The Pro model retains the 50MP + 48MP + 12MP structure, albeit with the aforementioned zoom and ultrawide upgrades.
- Need more details? You can check out our Pixel 7 series rumor hub for everything else we know about the phones.
🤦♀️ Elon Musk is really buying Twitter for real this time, really, for sure (Android Authority).
📸 Xiaomi 12T Pro announced: Xiaomi’s first 200MP phone is here (Android Authority).
🎶 OnePlus Buds Pro 2 leaks: What to expect from this Galaxy Buds Pro rival? (Android Authority).
🔌 EU officially makes USB-C mandatory for smartphones, but here’s what’s next (Android Authority).
🤖 Meanwhile, the White House just unveiled a new AI Bill of Rights (Technology Review).
🔔 And in the Google corner: The 2nd gen wired Nest Doorbell is here (Android Authority).
📱 Google begins rolling out its iOS 16 Lock Screen widgets (TechCrunch).
🏠 Google also gave the Home app a huge overhaul (Android Authority).
🔍 Unrelated, but it seems rights holders got Google to remove 6 billion links from Search over 10 years (Ars Technica).
⚖️ Followed the Theranos story? Disgraced founder Elizabeth Holmes is reportedly getting a new evidentiary hearing (Android Authority, Ars Technica).
☄️ NASA asteroid crash left a comet-like trail 6,000 miles long (Digital Trends).
Wacky Wednesday: Snoopy is heading to space…again.
Yeah, you read that right. NASA is taking Snoopy, the famous cartoon character, on a ride aboard its SLS rocket’s maiden flight (via Digital Trends).
Why is Snoopy going on a space mission? Well, NASA released a video explaining (see above) why the beloved dog would be riding the Orion spacecraft as it flies around the moon and returns to Earth six weeks after launch.
- Snoopy will act as the zero-g indicator.
- Did you know — every rocket with a crew has a zero-g indicator which is usually a soft toy? It helps figure out when the astronauts reach weightlessness.
- Because Artemis I won’t have a crew aboard, cameras inside will help flight engineers on the ground to see when Snoopy begins to float around.
- Funnily, this isn’t Snoopy’s first flight to space. It was back in 1990 when he flew on the Space Shuttle Columbia.
- It’s not weird at all that there will be a soft toy in a space suit on one of humanity’s biggest space exploration missions.
Have a nice day,
Adamya Sharma, Editor.