Google seems to be working at upping its game in the smartphone space since the success of its last two generations of Pixel phones, including the Pixel 6 series and the Pixel 7 series. Now, the renders and in-hand photos for three of Google’s upcoming smartphones including the Pixel 7A, Pixel 8 Pro, and the Pixel Fold have leaked, giving us a first look at the devices.
Pixel 8 Pro renders
Thanks to OnLeaks and Smartprix, we now have our first look at the Google Pixel 8 Pro that should be arriving later this year. The new leak shows that Pixel 8 Pro is still retaining the camera bar at the back but the overall design has changed. Now, all three lenses are integrated into a single oval area.
The leaked renders for the Pixel 8 Pro also show a new sensor located below the flash, but its specific function remains unknown. It could be a macro or depth sensor, or an entirely new sensor technology, says the report.
The smartphone will have a circa 6.7-inch display with a centered punch-hole selfie camera and a flat panel, compared to a curved one we saw on the 7 Pro. The device measures 162.6×76.5×8.7mm, with a thickness of approximately 12mm when including the camera bump.
The display has been resized to create more rounded corners, resulting in a slightly smaller overall size, reads the report. Overall, the boxier shape of the Pixel 7 Pro is no more the idea that works for Google. Instead, it wants to make a device with intense curves, that makes it fall into the Galaxy S23 series territory.
The USB Type-C port and speakers are located on the bottom edge, while the top edge remains unoccupied. The power button and volume rocker are placed on the right spine, and the Google logo is located on the back. Finally, the SIM tray can be found on the left edge.
Google Pixel Fold, Pixel 7A bag a June release
As suggested by 9to5Google, the Google Pixel Fold is set to launch in mid-June of this year, leaked retail listings viewed by publication reveal. The listings also specifically call the product “Google Pixel Fold”, confirming the moniker.
Next, the retail listings also indicate that the Pixel Fold will be available in two colours, including “Carbon” that would be a shade of black or grey, as well as “Porcelain” which is likely white.
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And finally, it appears that the Pixel Fold will be available solely in a 256GB storage variant as far as both colours are concerned. There should also be a 512GB variant, but only in the “Carbon” colour. As for the Pixel 7a, the listings show “Carbon,” “Cotton”, and “Arctic Blue” colours in which the device will be available in.
The leak was backed by Roland Quandt of WinFuture who further mentioned that a possible “Jade” colour is also coming, but we’re not seeing that option. The listings show 128GB of storage as the only option. This one could also come alongside the Pixel fold in June.
Google Pixel 7A in-hand photos
Next, a series of live images have shown us what the Pixel 7A could look like. The 7A looks similar to the vanilla Pixel 7 with a punch hole display, slightly curved glass back panel and the camera bar.
The device from the new images has the GHL1X model number and confirms that it packs 8GB LPDDR5 RAM manufactured by Samsung and 128GB storage module (presumably UFS 3.1) from SK Hynix/Micron. The device can be charged via a USB-C port present at the bottom edge.
Other leaked specs for the device include 6.1-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate, Tensor G2 chipset under the hood, a 64MP (IMX787) main camera sensor and 12MP ultra-wide module. The device is also expected to bring 5W wireless charging.