More Info Surface On The Pixel 7 Lineup As Google Took Down Listing Spots Dual eSIM And Face Unlock
When Google took down the listing for the Pixel 7 line, it showed new information about dual eSIM and Face Unlock.
Esper’s Mishaal Rahman on AndroidPolice has leaked information about the specs of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, and it includes a hint about Face Unlock, while the question of whether the Pixel 6 Pro gets Face Unlock via a software update remains open. After searching the Google Play Console, Rahman discovered the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, which go by the codenames Panther and Cheetah. Both the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro have facial recognition listed as a feature.
Google’s Play Console is a tool for tracking how well an app is doing in the Google Play Store. Although Google has since removed the results, Rahman was able to collect some information before they were taken down. For example, “Android.hardware.biometrics.face” will be standard on both Pixel 7 models, which suggests that they have a system for recognising faces.
As of this writing, the new Pixel phones don’t seem to have a flood illuminator, dot projector, or infrared camera, despite the fact that the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL used the same components as Apple’s True Depth Camera to bring Face Unlock in 2019. But the depth maps needed for a secure facial recognition system could be made with the image sensor of the device’s front-facing camera, as long as it has Dual Pixel Auto-Focus like the Pixel 6 Pro.
Google Pixel 6 Pro VS Pixel 7
The drums have been beating loudly enough that we shouldn’t be surprised if Google releases an update enabling this implementation of Face Unlock for the Pixel 6 Pro once the new phones have been introduced. Users of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 series could also lower the security level needed for a fingerprint scan to work by looking into the front-facing camera and getting a 2D match.This would let Google speed up the fingerprint sensor and maybe even make the phone’s biometric security system more reliable.
It remains to be seen. From the Google Play Console listings, Rahman learned that the Pixel 7 will have 8 GB of RAM and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400, while the Pixel 7 Pro will have 12 GB of RAM and a screen resolution of 1440 x 3120.
The Google Tensor 2 chipset, the follow-up to last year’s Google-designed chipset, will be used in both models. The Applications Processor will include four ARM Cortex-A55 cores running at 1.8 GHz and two ARM Cortex-X1 cores running at 2.8 GHz. Additionally, the Applications Processor will include two ARM Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.25 GHz.
According to the listings, the new phones will also support eSIM MEP (Multiple Enabled Profiles), which will allow the user to simultaneously use two eSIMs. This allows the Pixel 7 Series to support dual SIM cards without the need for a dedicated SIM tray. Electronic SIM chips can be permanently attached to the motherboard of a mobile device in place of a SIM card.
On October 6 at 10 a.m. Eastern, Google will unveil their newest lineup
The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be unveiled by Google on October 6 at 10 a.m. EDT. It will also introduce the highly anticipated Pixel Watch and a few Nest products at the event. The Pixel Tablet, which is scheduled for release in 2019, and the foldable Pixel Notepad may also be previewed. Google has had no trouble showing images of its upcoming devices and models at its events, in contrast to Apple.
There was a brief mention of the Pixel Tablet and a photo of the new phones shown off at Google’s I/O developer conference in May. Before the official launch of the Pixel 4 Series in 2019, Google shared videos showcasing the device. While this may dampen anticipation for the big reveal, it does help keep Google’s upcoming products in the spotlight and generate excitement among consumers well before the products are actually released.
And while we’re thinking ahead, Google has dropped hints that the Android 14 beta will launch in April, which suggests that the Android 14 Developer Preview could arrive in February, just like Android 13 did this year. The second one came out in August, which was a surprise. Whether the new version of the operating system comes out early next year depends on how many bugs are found in the Android 14 beta.
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