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Pixel 7 series specs leak: Bad news for charging speeds?

The good news? The Pixel 7 Pro could get better zoom and a macro mode. The bad news? No charging upgrades.
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October 3, 2022
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TL;DR
  • A Pixel 7 series spec sheet has purportedly surfaced online.
  • The Pixel 7 Pro is tipped to gain a 48MP 5x telephoto camera.
  • Otherwise, it looks like we aren’t getting charging speed upgrades.

Google is expected to launch the Pixel 7 series on October 6 and we’ve already seen quite a few specs and features leak. Now, it looks like the entire Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro spec sheet has leaked online.

The Google News Telegram channel (h/t: 9to5Google) posted a purported Pixel 7 series spec sheet over the weekend, apparently coming from a follower who found it on a Taiwanese carrier’s website. The sheet shows a number of new and previously leaked details. So what do the phones have in common with each other?

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Both Pixel 7 series phones are listed as having a Tensor G2 chipset, 128GB or 256GB of storage, an IP68 rating, face unlock, and fingerprint unlock capabilities. The two phones also look set to share a 50MP main rear camera, 12MP ultrawide rear camera, and a 10.8MP selfie camera with 4K video support.

The Pixel 7 Pro reportedly earns its moniker by virtue of a 6.7-inch QHD+ OLED screen (LTPO, 120Hz), 12GB of RAM, a 48MP telephoto camera, and autofocus for the ultrawide camera. By comparison, the standard Pixel 7 looks set to offer a 6.3-inch FHD+ OLED screen (90Hz), 8GB of RAM, no telephoto camera, and a fixed-focus ultrawide rear shooter.

The gap between the standard Pixel and Pro model seems to remain with the Pixel 7 series.

Interestingly enough, the Pixel 7 Pro’s telephoto camera is listed as having 5x optical zoom and 30x “high resolution” zoom. For what it’s worth, the Pixel 6 Pro had a 48MP 4x periscope zoom camera with 20x hybrid zoom.

The spec sheet also lists a few camera modes to expect, with the two phones tipped to offer a so-called Movie Motion Blur option. We’re guessing this is a type of portrait video mode. Otherwise, the Pixel 7 Pro also touts a Macro Focus mode, which is presumably a macro mode made possible by the autofocus-enabled ultrawide camera.

Slow charging to remain?

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The two phones are also tipped to arrive with both wired and wireless fast charging support. However, this field doesn’t confirm charging speeds.

There is some (extremely) fine print here though, and we can just about make out what appears to be charging wattages here. The Pixel 6a mention is followed by “18W,” while the Pixel 7 mention is followed by “21W,” and the Pixel 7 Pro mention is followed by “23W.”

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In other words, it sounds like the Pixel 7 series might not enjoy a charging speed bump over the Pixel 6 family. At least Google seems to be more upfront about charging speeds this time. The company initially implied that the Pixel 6 series charges at 30W before our own testing confirmed 21W and 23W speeds. Here’s hoping that Google’s new phones offer the ability to sustain those wattages, as we found that their old phones saw a major speed drop compared to the likes of the Galaxy S21 Ultra.

In any event, Google’s event is scheduled to take place on October 6, so we expect plenty of Pixel 7 series details to be revealed then.