At Google I/O this year, we got our first glimpse at the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, which were heavily influenced by the Pixel 6 series in terms of appearance and technological advancements. In fact, Google claimed that the sales of the Pixel 6 in 2021 exceeded those of the preceding two generations combined. The Pixel 6 was that successful.

There was a lot of buzz surrounding the Pixel 6 series’ announcement and release last year. The Pixel 6 was a winner from the get-go because to a new Tensor chip, an amazing camera array, and an all-around gorgeous design. Naturally, once it was in the public’s hands a few months later, some problems couldn’t help but surface. Although several intriguing flaws and problems have surfaced, this hasn’t dimmed our enthusiasm for the line.

Now that the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro have been released, the topic of how well the Pixel 6 actually performed has arisen. Google, however, has the solution. It was announced during the Keynote that the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro outsold the Pixel 4 and 5. Additionally, even after adding the combined sales of the two devices, you still won’t reach the same levels as the Pixel 6 series sales.

It was revealed in 2019 that the Pixel 4 only sold about 2 million copies in a period of six months. In contrast, despite the challenges we observed with supply restrictions, Google shattered its own sales record in Q4 of last year with the sales of the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.

This is probably owing to the significant advertising effort we witnessed in 2021 up to now. Lizzo and Shang Chis Simu Liu are just two of the prominent celebrities that Google enlisted to serve as spokespeople for the new gadgets. In the future, the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are likely to receive the same kind of push in the months leading up to their debut. The success of the Pixel 6 prompts the inquiry, “Will the Pixel 7 perform better than the Pixel 6?” Time will only tell. Perhaps we won’t get it until Google I/O 2023.

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