Google Pixel 7 could bring strange camera design changes

Where there’s a phone, there’s a phone case, and the Google Pixel 7 seems to be no exception. Images shared by TechGoing show what appears to be a Pixel 7 Pro case, indicating that the rumors we’ve heard so far are considered sturdy enough to build into as accessories.

While the site doesn’t have an established reputation, these renders match what other sources have told us the Pixel 7 might look like. The case itself appears to be a slightly modified version of this Pixel 6 Pro case from CruzerLite, with some of the rendered parts looking basically identical between the two.

Two alleged renders of a case for the Google Pixel 7 Pro, front and back

(Image credit: TechGoing)

Overall, the Pixel 7’s look is thought to be very similar to the Google Pixel 6, with its wide camera “visor” spanning the full width of the phone. The big difference might be that the camera lenses are now more visible in the black glass of the camera block, with the main and ultra-wide cameras nestled together under a pill-shaped glass panel and the squarer telephoto lens moved more far to the right and placed under its own panel. It’s a strong look, probably bordering on bizarre.

The aperture for the telephoto lens is larger on this model than the current Pixel 6, perhaps suggesting a larger lens or aperture. We’re not expecting massive changes to the Pixel 7’s photography kit over the Pixel 6, but a minor tweak like this might be possible.

As this is an alleged render of the Pixel 7 Pro model, we can see that the screen is curved around the edges, as it was on the Pixel 6 Pro. The Pixel 7, like the Pixel 6, is supposed to have a flat screen and a smaller overall size.

There’s no camera visible on the Pixel 7 Pro’s display in the case render image, but don’t get too excited. While some phones are gradually embracing the under-display selfie camera, we haven’t heard that the Pixel 7 has one, although Google appears to be working on it for the future thanks to a patent it has filed.

Google itself probably won’t unveil the new Pixel until October, like the launch of the Pixel 6 last year. There’s likely more Google news coming soon, as Google I/O 2022 takes place later this month, where we might hear about products like the Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro.

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