Hot on the heels of the Pixel 7 Pro leak, the vanilla Pixel 7 has now also leaked. Leaked renders give us our first look at the design of what will be the direct successor to the Pixel 6.
CAD renders of the Pixel 7 come courtesy of OnLeaks spirit CARPH, which has a solid track record when it comes to smartphone leaks. As we saw with the Pixel 7 Pro leaked yesterday, the design of the vanilla Pixel 7 is quite similar to last year’s Pixel 6. However, a closer looks reveal there are a few key changes. Most notably, the black camera bar now extends to the middle frame, giving the phone a more seamless look.
Over on the front, the Pixel 7 sports a flat display with a centered hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera. Antenna lines are visible on all four corners. On the back, the phone sports a dual-camera setup alongside an LED flash module. The screen size is said to be between 6.2-inch and 6.4-inch.
The left side holds the SIM tray, while the volume and power keys are located on the right frame. Meanwhile, the bottom edge houses the USB Type C port and the speaker grille. The phone reportedly measures 155.6mm x 73.1mm x 8.7mm (11.44mm when including rear camera bump), making it slightly smaller and slimmer than the Pixel 6. For reference, the Pixel 6 measures 158.6mm x 74.8mm x 8.9mm.
All said and done, the phone looks distinguishable from last year’s model. Note that we’re still months away from the official release of the Pixel 7 series, and it’s quite possible Google could make some major changes to the Pixel 7’s design in the months leading up to its actual launch.
We do not know a whole about the Pixel 7 at the moment, including its camera hardware, battery capacity, and other internals. A report last week revealed that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro might be codenamed “Cheetah” and “Panther.”
What are your thoughts on the Pixel 7’s design? Do you think Google should go for something bold instead of playing it safe and sticking with the iterative approach? Let us know in the comments below.