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Alleged Pixel 7 and 7 Pro prototypes surface in a hands-on video

Tech YouTuber Lewis Hilsenteger, more popularly known as Unbox Therapy, has uploaded a hands-on video of the alleged Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro prototype units on YouTube ahead of its rumoured October launch.

The video confirms the appearance of the upcoming device based on the early leaks and teasers, with significant changes having lighter hardware for the vanilla version, and more.

Hilsenteger disclosed that the prototypes in question happen to be early developer units.

While we are able to take a glimpse of what the next generation of Pixels would look like, the prototypes don’t come with a bootable software interface. Since there’s no Android 13, we were treated to a bootloader menu instead that displays its OS-related features, which gave us enough information about the memory configuration, etc.

According to the video, the Pixel 7 he’s holding is revealed to come with 8GB of Samsung-supplied RAM and 128GB of onboard storage, while the Pixel 7 Pro is shown to have 12GB of Micron-supplied RAM, which is probably the max model.

The Pixel 7 models are revealed to be smaller, more compact than the Pixel 6 series.

Hilsenteger took some measurements from both models using a caliper and has seen some minimal-but-noticeable changes on the non-Pro model, having a 10-gram difference over the last year’s Pixel 6.

For reference, the Pixel 6 measures 74.9mm with a mass of 205 grams in the video while the alleged Pixel 7 came in at 73.2mm and 195 grams. The Pro models (Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro), on the other hand, end up weighing roughly the same.

The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are rumoured to launch in October, with pre-orders starting October 6 and a global market debut on October 13. There has been no official announcement from the company yet so leaks are always subject to change.

Source: Unbox Therapy, Via: Android Police, GSMArena