Before the Google Pixel 7 series launch on October 6, the company confirmed at the Google I/O 2022 that the new Pixel devices are on the way. They also confirmed the Pixel tablet to be unveiled in 2023 and showcased on October 6. Now, it looks like Google is readying a third Pixel handset in the Pixel 7 family.
Google Pixel 7 Mini Rumours:
Earlier, there were leaks about the ‘Google Pixel Mini’ device. Google is reportedly planning to launch its ‘mini’ version of the Pixel smartphone, like its rival company – Apple. It has also had a mini version since the iPhone 12 series, and this trend is discontinued in the iPhone 14 series. The Digital Chat Station (DCS) earlier confirmed that Google is working on a small-screen flagship smartphone. Still, we’re unsure about its name, whether it will be included in the Pixel 7 series as ‘Google Pixel 7 Mini’ or totally a dedicated smartphone as ‘Google Pixel Mini.’ The codename for the device was rumored to be ‘Neila.’
However, the newly released source code of the Google Pixel 7 series confirms the leak that Google is working on a small-screen flagship smartphone, which will probably be the ‘Google Pixel 7 Mini.’
Kuba Wojciechowski, on Twitter, shared about the codenames revealed from the source code of the Pixel 7 series, namely, Felix and Lynx, which indicate two different Pixel devices. According to the reports, the codename ‘Felix’ has turned out to be for the upcoming Pixel Fold to be announced in the year 2023, and the ‘Lynx’ could be for the third Pixel device in the series, probably the Pixel 7 Ultra or Pixel 7 Mini. The legit monikers are yet to be officially confirmed.
The chances of Pixel 7 Ultra for the third device seem less as the released codes reveal the camera specifications of the ‘Lynx’ codename. The ‘lynx’ will follow a dual rear camera set-up carrying an ultra wide-angle camera and a selfie shooter with an IMX 712 sensor. Further, the device is also confirmed to use Qualcomm’s WCN6740 instead of the BCM4389 WiFi/BT chip used on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7.
The probability of the ‘lynx’ codename being a Pixel 7 gets more confirmed as the smartphone’s display will be a 1080P display, which has been used in the Pixel 6, Pixel 6A, and Pixel 7. A flagship smartphone (Pixel 7 Ultra) with premium level and flagship specifications on one side and a 1080P display on the other doesn’t make sense. So, with all the above three pieces of evidence, it is confirmed that the codename ‘Lynx’ is for the upcoming Google Pixel 7 Mini smartphone.
- Google Pixel 7 Mini Price: The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro pricing start at $599 and $899, respectively. So, the Google Pixel 7 Mini will likely be priced at $499 in the US.
- Google Pixel 7 Release Date: Q1 2023 (Expected).
Google Pixel 7 Mini Expected Specifications:
It is too early to understand the device’s inner specifications, but here are some expected features the Pixel 7 Mini will undergo. The smartphone is expected to be equipped with a center punch-hole camera-like display. As discussed earlier, the display will likely have an FHD+ (1080) resolution. The pleasing visor-like design on the back is also expected. Nothing much about the device has been leaked yet.
We currently know pretty little about the Google Pixel 7 Mini smartphone. We might see the Pixel 7A, like its predecessor, instead of the expected Pixel 7 Mini. We are also not sure about the existence of the device. We currently rely upon leaks and rumors about the smartphone from different sources. If you want to know more about it, you can keep an eye on our posts and updates; we will update it as soon as something about the same arrives.
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