New Google Pixel 7 Leak Hints at Possible 3rd Flagship Phone in Lineup
According to developer and leaker Kuba Wojciechowski, Google may release a third flagship device in the upcoming Pixel 7 lineup based on the type of camera hardware it is planning to use, Android Police reports.
Google teased the next Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones at its Google I/O 2022 developer event earlier this year, saying the phones will have the next version of its in-house made Google Tensor chip. The company did not share any further information regarding the devices.
Now, Wojciechowski believes the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro could come with the same Samsung GN1 primary sensor and the IMX381 ultra-wide as the Pixel 6 smartphones. At the same time, he has also uncovered another device in the codenamed named “Lynx” or L10.
📸 I have obtained info about camera hardware configurations on several upcoming Google Pixel devices. While this isn’t as important as Google’s software – obviously – it still reveals some interesting changes. Thread 🧵👇 pic.twitter.com/sPCcT6WjPa
— Kuba Wojciechowski⚡ (@Za_Raczke)
While the primary camera in “Lynx” is the same GN1 as in the 6 series, it has a secondary Sony IMX787 and an unknown 13MP IMX712 as a selfie camera.
It’s supposed to be another high-end Pixel phone Google might have in the pipeline for this year, though it could also just be a device for internal testing of new hardware.
The Lynx name has actually cropped up before in May 2022, when it was uncovered in an earlier leak. However, not much was heard of it since then.
The leaker, however, notes that the details he uncovered may not be accurate or still subject to change before launch.