By unexpectedly introducing the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro to the public in early May, Google seemed to hint that major changes should not be expected this year. The first confirmation of this was the discovery of 9to5google edition enthusiasts.
While poring over the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) source code, they discovered Google-prepared new display drivers tagged “C10” and “P10”, which are shorthand codes for “Cheetah” (Pixel 7) and “Panther” (Pixel 7 Pro). The base model implies a panel of 2400 x 1080 pixels at 90 Hz, and the Pixel 7 Pro – 3120 x 1440 pixels at 120 Hz.
And if these configurations seem familiar, it’s no accident: the exact same displays are used in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Additional confirmation of this are the Samsung AMOLED panels mentioned in the code: S6E3FC3 and S6E3HC3 are exactly the same as their predecessors.
But there are a couple of changes: the Pixel 7’s screen module has become 1 mm narrower and 2 mm shorter, and the Pixel 7 Pro can get a downscaling mode to FHD with upscaling to QHD – probably in order to improve autonomy.