The official data sheet mentions the 5x optical zoom and

The official data sheet mentions the 5x optical zoom and face detection

The Pixel 7 has been talked about for a few months, but we now know all about it, just days before its official reveal. Its data sheet has provided some interesting new details.

Pixel7 Photo credit: TechDroider

On Telegram’s Google News page, some users have shared the official spec sheet of the upcoming Pixel 7 and 7 Pro smartphones. We already knew most of the technical characteristics for a few weeks, but some details were missing.

Now we know that The next Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will finally be compatible with face recognition. Google chose not to use this feature on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro because the Pixel 6 used a less capable front camera. The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro come with a new Samsung 3J1 10.8MP selfie camera sensor, so they can finally support face recognition.

Google is improving the Pixel 7 Pro’s optical zoom

In addition to face recognition, the official data sheet tells us that the 48 MP sensor of the Pixel 7 Pro now allows 5x optical zoom, compared to just 4X on the previous generation. Other camera specifications shown also include several different photo modes, such ase “Movie Motion Blur” and “Macro Focus”, the latter being exclusive to the Pixel 7 Pro. Like the competition, we expect Google to use the ultra-wide camera for its macro mode.

Pixel 7 (2) Photo credit: TechDroider

The data sheet also confirms the presence of the IP68 certification for waterproof against dust, which will please some. Both devices are powered by the new Google Tensor G2 chip, which is far from revolutionary, and can count up to 256 GB of storage, a first on Google smartphones. The rest of the technical characteristics are similar to the previous models.

as a reminder the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will be officially unveiled by Google on October 6th. Both devices are available to pre-order now before they go on sale to everyone on October 18, 2022. Pricing is the same as the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. It will be necessary to count 649 euros for the Pixel 7 and 899 euros for the Pixel 7 Pro.

Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Source: Telegram