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The Pixel 7 Pro may have a much brighter display than its predecessor

This is an enlightening development.

Published onJune 24, 2022

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  • A new report suggests that the Google Pixel 7 Pro’s display could be much brighter than the current Pixel 6 Pro.
  • This may be due to the phone’s possible use of the Samsung S6E3HC4 display panel.
  • The phone display could be higher in both normal and high brightness modes.

Google is moving forward with its already announced Pixel 7 series of smartphones, with plans to launch them later in 2022. We’ve already seen leaks of a Pixel 7 prototype via eBay, but we haven’t gotten a ton of concrete info on the phone’s specs. Now a new report from XDA’s Mishaal Rahman on Twitter (via Droid Life), seems to strongly suggest that the display on the Pixel 7 Pro could be much brighter compared to the current Pixel 6 Pro.

Rahman bases this prediction on another Pixel 7 leak report this week on Android Police. which claims the phone will have the Samsung S6E3HC4 display panel. The current Pixel 6 Pro uses the Samsung S6E3HC3 panel. This report directly contradicts another supposed leak from a few weeks ago, which claimed the Pixel 7 series would have the same display tech as the Pixel 6 series.

In any event, Rahman says that if this new leak is accurate, the display brightness for the Pixel 7 Pro should be higher, in both normal and high brightness modes, compared to the Pixel 6 Pro. How much higher? Based on some code diving, Rahman suggests the normal maximum brightness for the Pixel 7 Pro will be 600 nits, compared to just 500 nites on the Pixel 6 Pro. At the high brightness level, the Pixel 7 Pro could go as high as 1,000 nits, compared to just 800 nits on the Pixel 6 Pro.  Of course, a higher brightness level on the display could impact the battery life for the Pixel 7 Pro, so we will have to see how that will work.

Keep in mind that Google has not confirmed anything about the Pixel 7 Pro’s display brightness or technology, so take all of this with a grain of salt. If it does turn out to be accurate, however, that could be a nice feather in the cap for Google’s next smartphones.

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