A Pixel 7 Pro prototype has been examined for fresh information about its hardware, as well as what appears to be confirmation of several previously known specifications.

A tiny number of Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro pre-release prototypes have escaped into the open during the past few months. The majority of the stolen devices have been remotely cleaned by Google once they found the leaks, rendering them useless (bricked), and preventing the exact specifications of either phone from being revealed before its official release later this year.

The administrators of the Google News group on Telegram were approached by the owner of one of these bricked prototypes. The crew then conducted further research on the Pixel 7 Pro using the scant information they had at their disposal, specifically the logs that are produced while the phone is trying to boot up and the bootloader’s source code.

To begin with, we may now know some information regarding the Pixel 7s GS201 chip’s CPU cores. According to the post, the second-generation Tensor chip should maintain the first Tensor’s 4 2 2 configuration. There are four low-end cores for basic tasks, two intermediate-level cores, and two high-power CPU cores that carry out the majority of the work in that design.

The Pixel 7 series CPU is rumored to feature the same Cortex A55 cores for the low-level operations, but no information regarding the mid- and high-level cores of the Tensor 2 has been found. The group refers to a line in the boot logs that appears to show a workaround is being employed, however it appears to be specific to chips with Cortex A55 cores.

Other recently discovered information indicates that the Pixel 7 Pro will have a Cirrus Logic CS40L26 haptics processor, which is a generation newer than whats found in the Pixel 6 Pro . The logs hint to simpler hardware, ST21NFC , which lacks UWB, in contrast to last year’s phone’s STMicroelectronics ST54K NFC circuitry and UWB connectivity. UWB is probably going to be handled by a different component.

Although there was reportedly no trace of the Lynx codename, this most recent investigation into the Pixel 7 Pro prototype was able to confirm our findings regarding the codenames of in-development Google Pixel devices, including Ravenclaw and Felix.

Finally, the organization asserts that the Samsung S6E3HC4 display panel, which is one generation newer than the display in the Pixel 6 Pro, is shown in the Pixel 7 Pro prototypes’ specifications. According to a previous rumor we published on the Pixel 7 series’ displays, Google is prepared to either switch to the newer model or stick with the one from the previous year.

No matter which display is used in retail versions of the Pixel 7 Pro this fall, there will be at least one upgrade. the code for both probable Pixel 7 Pro displays features a greater maximum brightness of 1000 nits, in high brightness setting, as opposed to 800 in last year’s phone, as noticed by Dylan Raga (through Mishaal Rahman ).

In conclusion, even though these specifications may be highly fascinating to fans, they don’t reveal much about how the Pixel 7 Pro will function in the real world. Even though it may appear to be far along, the device being examined is officially still a prototype, thus some of these little things could alter before the launch.

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