Pixel 7 Series Spec Sheet Leaks, Mentions 5x Optical Zoom, New Camera Modes, Face Unlock

    Pixel 7 Series Spec Sheet Leaks, Mentions 5x Optical Zoom, New Camera Modes, Face Unlock

    The Pixel 7 series is anticipated to offer very little improvement compared to the previous generation, but a fresh spec sheet suggests that the camera may offer a more significant update.

    According to the most recent Pixel, 7 leaks from a Taiwanese cell carrier, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro’s specifications and comparison page are shown. The pictures reportedly disappeared after being posted on the Google News Telegram channel (the carrier in question was not mentioned by name).

    Given the nature of the leak, we advise treating this with a pinch of salt, but otherwise, there don’t seem to be any big red flags.

    Having said that, what can we possibly infer from this updated spec sheet for the Pixel 7 series?

    This spec sheet confirms what we already knew: the Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 both have 6.7-inch and 6.3-inch screens with corresponding QHD 120Hz and FHD 90Hz panels. The devices also boast 12GB and 8GB of RAM, respectively, as well as 128GB and 256GB storage options, Tensor G2 processors, IP68 water resistance, and wired and wireless charging.

    But a few further rumours appear to be confirmed by this spec sheet. In addition to fingerprint unlock, face unlock support is also specified directly. This would support the information we have been leaking for a while as well as some other recent releases. It appears that the 10.8MP camera utilised for the front-facing sensor on both phones is what will ultimately make this functionality a reality.

    Perhaps the most exciting part of this is the camera section.

    The smaller Pixel 7 will feature almost the same camera specifications as the previous generation, with a 50MP primary sensor, 12MP ultrawide, and no telephoto lens on the back, according to this Pixel 7 spec sheet. The previously reported 10.8MP front camera would subsequently be available for selfies and face unlock.

    The Pixel 7 Pro, meanwhile, would include a 48MP telephoto lens in addition to the same 50MP main, 12MP ultrawide, and 10.8MP front-facing cameras. This specification sheet states that the Pixel 7 Pro will upgrade from a 4x telephoto lens to a 5x, even though it has the same resolution as the Pixel 6 Pro. This will improve the performance of optical zoom when used at a distance and increase hybrid zoom (digital + optical) from 20x to a maximum of 30x.

    Finally, “Movie Motion Blur” and “Macro Focus,” the latter of which is exclusive to the Pixel 7 Pro, round out the additional camera specifications we learn about here. There isn’t much information available to speculate on what these features might be, but if we had to make a guess, “Movie Motion Blur” sounds like it would be similar to Apple’s “Cinematic Mode” on iPhones, while “Macro Focus” might somehow use the telephoto lens as a macro lens, given that it is only available on Google’s Pro-tier device.

    In any event, in a few days, we should find out more about these new modes and see the Pixel 7 series’ complete spec sheet. On October 6, Google will formally introduce the Pixel 7 series and the Pixel Watch.