Before the October 6 presentation, Made by Google released its third (and probably final) design video for the Pixel 7, and it appears that both the smaller and larger phones will include face unlock.
Google introduces the Lemongrass Pixel 7, which has a primarily light yellow glass back and a camera bar that fades into the side rails this year instead of standing out in black. With the phrase “Sophistication arrives to #Pixel7,” the business gives us a close look at the matte aluminum texture.
The Pixel 7 does appear more upscale from this video alone than the extremely functional Pixel 6 from last year. In particular, the camera bar protruded from the back way too much. That appears to be the case once again this year, but the sloping sides might be advantageous. The screen is then seen in more detail in a subsequent image, underlining how blockier it will be than the Pixel 7 Pro.
The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro arrived this morning on the Google Play Console for developers. We are also informed that the smaller phone has 8GB of RAM while the larger phone has 12GB of RAM.
The Pixel 7 Pro boasts a 1440 x 3120 display with 560 DPI, compared to the Pixel 7’s 1080 x 2400 with 420 DPI. The fact that only the more expensive device includes UWB (ultra-wideband, android.hardware.uwb), which is in accordance with the FCC filing, indicates that both phones are launching with Android 13 out of the box.
The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will support face unlock, especially android.hardware.biometrics.face, as strongly implied by our exploration of the Android 13 QPR1 Beta (as spotted by Mishaal Rahman). Google is apparently using DPAF (dual-pixel auto-focus) on the front-facing camera, which both phones enable, to produce a depth map. We’ve extensively covered Google’s efforts on face unlock in recent months.
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