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Pixel 7 Pro render hints at a major new camera feature or mistakenly omits a hardware component

Consumers turned away from the Pixel 6 series due to the high-profile issues and bugs that awaited the Pixel 7 series hoping that Google is doing a better job with another year under its belt. A site named @TechGoing has released case renders that are supposed to include renders of the Pixel 7 Pro.

Eagle-eyed PhoneArena readers might note that the render of the phone doesn’t include a punch-hole camera on the front, which could indicate an in-screen camera. Or, more likely, the artist hired by the case manufacturer to create the render didn’t include it. With complaints about the under-display fingerprint scanner, Google would likely want this done before moving to an under-display camera.

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The Pixel 7 Pro is rumored to sport either a 6.7-inch or 6.8-inch curved display (with 1440p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate). There will be some cosmetic changes to the design of the rear camera bar that we’ve seen in previous renders. Under the hood, we should find the second-generation Google Tensor chipset with 12GB of memory and up to 512GB of storage (in other words, nothing different here).

Other than minor changes to the camera bar, the power and volume buttons will remain on the right side with the charging port on the bottom of the device. The lack of a fingerprint button on the back of the phone indicates that the under-screen fingerprint scanner will get another photo. There had been many complaints about the optical fingerprint reader on the current model, although software updates from Google have significantly improved the current capabilities of the biometric reader.

The Pixel 6 series hit shelves late last October after an October 17 unveiling. With that in mind, we should expect to see the Pixel 7 greet daylight in mid to late October and release a week or two later. First, we should see the mid-range Pixel 6a unveiled which could take place as early as next week when the Google I/O developer conference kicks off on Wednesday May 11; the online event will end on May 12.