This is nothing new for owners of smartphones from other OEMs. Starting with the Pixel 7, Google is introducing a premiere for its own device. You will be able to change the screen resolution.
What does it mean? The larger device, formerly the XL and now the Pro, has a significantly higher screen resolution with QHD. This is mainly due to the large display. But FHD, i.e. Full HD, will probably be enough for some users. A nice effect is that a lower screen resolution puts less stress on the internal hardware.
Google is adding an option for Pixel smartphones that has been available on other devices for years
And what naturally puts less stress on the hardware also has a positive effect on the integrated battery. As already known, you can change the screen resolution manually from Android 13 on Google Pixel. However, the feature is probably not planned for the Pixel 6 Pro and older models, as we know it today.
Esper.io’s colleague Rahman has already discovered and activated the innovation. Pixel 7 Pro users will then be able to switch to the lower FHD+ resolution to save some battery power.
Perhaps only newer devices will benefit from the Pixel 7 Pro
As I said, this is not an exclusive concept from Google, other Android OEMs have been offering it on their devices for years. Again, why Google jumped in so late is questionable. It may well be that Google doesn’t want or can’t offer this new setting on older models
In my opinion, it all depends on the display quality, a lower resolution of FHD+ is really enough and doesn’t look too blurry. Let’s wait and see how well it works for the Pixel 7 Pro (from October).
Details known so far about the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro:
- 6.3 (90 Hz) and 6.7 inch (120 Hz) OLED displays
- Google Tensor 2 processor (GS201), probably 4 nm
- Modem with 5G from Samsung
- Completely new design for camera bar
- Camera technology remains almost unchanged
- 4K selfies and Pro front camera on Pixel 7
- New sensor for the Pixel 7 Pro’s zoom camera
- UWB is again only on the Pixel Pro
- The Pixel 7 is slightly smaller than the Pixel 6
- Hall sensor for magnetic detection of foldable covers
- the color
Pixel 7: Obsidian, Snow, Lemongrass
Pixel 7 Pro: Obsidian, Snow, Hazel
- Android 13 ab is working
- Market launch in autumn 2022
- The Ultra model is possible with a brand new camera
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