General Technical data about the P7 Pro - Overview

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Morgrain

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This thread will serve as a comprehensive overview about the technical data of the P7 Pro. I will take the data from sifting through various tech sites and will update this post if there are changes. Google only offers a fraction of these info, hence the need for a proper chart.

SpecificationsPixel 7 Pro
Build
  • 100% recycled aluminum frame
  • IP68 dust/water resitant (1.5m for 30 mins)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus (front, back)
  • Nano-SIM and eSIM
Dimensions &
Weight
  • 162.9 x 76.6 x 8.9mm
  • 212g
Display
  • 6.7-inch, 110.6cm² QHD+ LTPO pOLED (~88.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • 1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~ 512 ppi density)
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Always-on display
  • Variable refresh rate support (10-120Hz)
  • 1000 nits (HBM), 1500 nits (peak)
  • HDR10+
ModemSamsung Exynos Modem 5300g (unannounced, confirmed through data mining and from a Google Rep Tier 2 today, special revision G confirmed by user in a store with a p7 pro unit)
SoC
  • Google Tensor G2
    • 2x ARM Cortex-X1 @2.85Ghz
    • 2x ARM Cortex-A78 @2.35GHz
    • 4x ARM Cortex-A55 @1.8GHz
  • ARM Mali G710 MP07 GPU
  • Next-gen Google custom TPU
RAM & Storage
  • 12GB LPDDR5 RAM Micron
  • 128/256GB/512GB UFS 3.1 storage
    - 128 GB part number: HN8T05DEHKX073 (SK Hynix), SR 2050 MB/s, SW 1300MB/s, 3D NAND TLC
    - 256 GB part number: THGJFGT1E45BAIP (Kioxia), SR 2100-2300 MB/s, SW 1.700 MB/s, 3D NAND TLC
    - 512 GB part number: Unknown as of yet
Battery & Charging
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • Wired fast charging (up to 50% in about 30 minutes with Google’s 30W USB-C brick, max sustained charge speed will be 23w)
  • Fast wireless charging support (Qi-certified)
  • Up to 72 hours of battery life with Extreme Battery Saver
Security
  • In-display fingerprint scanner (new hardware version as per the teardown leaked on 07/10/22, potentially better than P6/p6a)
  • Face Unlock (Class 1 Biometric, only for unlocking the phone, not usable for in-app biometrics or purchases)
  • Titan M2 chip
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: Samsung Isocell GN1 50 MP f/1.9, 25mm (wide), 1/1.31", 1.2µm, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
  • Ultra-wide: Sony IMX381 (unconfirmed as of yet) 12MP f/2.2, 1/2.9", 1.25µm, 125.8-degree FoV, autofocus, macro
  • Telephoto: Samsung Isocell GM5 (unconfirmed) 48MP f/3.5, multi-directional phase-detection autofocus, FHD 120fps (technical, not sure if Google unlocked this), 120mm (telephoto), 1/2.55", 0.7µm, 5x optical zoom, Super Res Zoom up to 30x, OIS
  • LDAF
  • Video:
    • 4K 60FPS video capture support on all cameras
    • [email protected]/60/120/240fps
    • gyro-EIS
    • OIS
    • 10-bit HDR video capture support
Front Camera(s)
  • 10.8MP f/2.2, 21mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1", 1.22µm
  • Larger sensor for better night-time photos
  • 4K60p recording (technical, maybe Google will only unlock 4k30)
Port(s)USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2, 10Gbps
no 3.5mm jack
AudioStereo Speakers
Connectivity
  • 5G (mmWave support on select models)
  • 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • NFC
  • GPS dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS
Software
  • Android 13
  • 3 years of OS updates
  • Minimum 5 years of security updates
Other Features
  • Google One VPN (no Google One sub needed)
  • Software features:
    • Photo Unblur
    • Faster Night Sight
    • Real Tone improvements
    • Cinematic Blur
    • Audio message transcription
    • Clear calling
    • Speech enhancement (background noise from people you call will be reduced, from their end)
    • Cough and snore detection
 
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Morgrain

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So in display fingerprint for in app authentication... Ugh that sucks
This whole community feedback on Faceunlock sparks a curious eyebrow raising.

When the P4 XL came out, there were thousands of people that screamed for a Fingerprint unlock. They didn't like Faceunlock. They felt Soli was pure gimmick. They didn't like the P4 XL. When the P5 came out, those voices rose again, calling out the P4 XL for having "mega bezels and ****ty biometrics".

Back when I used my P4 XL, I loved faceunlock, except for two facts

a) Faceunlock was horrible to use when I had to wear masks in shops or other public places, due to Covic restrictions in 2020/2021 - any time I wanted to pay via phone or look something up, I had to write down my pin, which is a horrible security risk when you are surrounded by other people.
b) most apps did not support Faceunlock biometrics at all, even 1 1/2 years after launch, only a handful of apps supported the new biometric API. Meaning, for example, whenever I wanted to open my banking app, I had to write down all the details by hand. That was terrible. And since it was the fault of the developers, and Google didn't force them to comply, there were little ways as a user to mitigate that problem.

Those voices soon died out, however. The ones that "upgraded" from a P4 XL noticed a) the p5 was a downgrade in specs and b) Faceunlock offers a good amount of practicality, IF done right. Now, the P4 XL with Soli was near perfect: You only had to get close with your hand to your phone, it detected you and when you picked it up, the unlock was instant. Friends of mine with IPhones saw that and were stunned and marveled about it ("you don't have to swipe to unlock your phone? You just have to pick it up, and it's fully automatic? Woa, that's cool, my IPhone can't do that. It's annoying to always swipe to unlock, even after faceunlock").

I loved the experience of Soli powered Faceunlock. Soli was not a gimmick, Soli was the final piece in the puzzle that made Faceunlock a seamless experience. The hand waving thing was a gimmick, yes, but not the detection to unlock.

Now, in the recent year, I've read hundreds, if not thousands of people over at Reddit, on Twitter or here at XDA, wishing for faceunlock. Something that (back in the day) barely managed to create a sort of positive feedback.

People tend to take something for granted, until it is taken away.

And instead of a decent faceunlock, we now - sadly, because of the overwhelmingly bad feedback of the Community about faceunlock - have a weak, 2D version that will only be used for simple phone unlocking.

Google should have gone the Apple route, made a notch and then refined upon it, PLUS adding the FP scanner.

Well, let's see what the future holds.
 
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rester555

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This whole community feedback on Faceunlock thing is interesting.

Back when I used my P4 XL, I loved faceunlock, except for two facts

a) Faceunlock was horrible to use when I had to wear masks in shops or other public places, due to Covic restrictions in 2020/2021
b) most apps did not support Faceunlock biometrics at all, even 1 1/2 years after launch, only a handful of apps supported the new biometric API. Meaning, for example, whenever I wanted to open my banking app, I had to write down all the details by hand. That was terrible. And since it was the fault of the developers, and Google didn't force them to comply, there were little ways as a user to mitigate that problem.

Back when the P4 XL came out, there were thousands of people that screamed for a Fingerprint unlock. They didn't like Faceunlock. They felt Soli was pure gimmick. They didn't like the P4 XL. When the P5 came out, those voices rose again, calling out the P4 XL for having "mega bezels and ****ty biometrics".

Those voices soon died out, however. The ones that "upgraded" from a P4 XL noticed a) the p5 was a downgrade in specs and b) Faceunlock offers a good amount of practicality, IF done right. Now, the P4 XL with Soli was near perfect: You only had to get close with your hand to your phone, it detected you and when you picked it up, the unlock was instand. I loved it. Soli was not a gimmick, Soli was the final piece in the puzzle that made Faceunlock a seamless experience. The hand waving thing was a gimmick, yes, but not the detection to unlock.

Now, in the recent year, I've read hundreds, if not thousands of people over at Reddit, on Twitter or here at XDA, wishing for faceunlock. Something that (back in the day) barely managed to create a sort of positive feedback.

People tend to take something for granted, until it is taken away.

And instead of a decent faceunlock, we now - sadly - get a weak, 2D version that will only be used for simple phone unlocking.

Google should have gone the Apple route, made a notch and then refined upon it, PLUS adding the FP scanner.

Well, let's see what the future holds.
Absolutely agreed. I remember all the articles that said it was a gimmick. I agree that the hand gestures were a joke.

Saying that, I loved my Pixel 4 XL with the soli sensor. I was able to use the face unlock through a module on magisk with all apps that used the fingerprint sensor. So I had the best of both worlds.

I too remember when COVID made it difficult, but think the face unlock was still amazing. I second putting a pill back on the front display with the soli sensor to get a proper face unlock.

Currently on the pixel 6 pro, I am using the face unlock module from Moto baked in. It doesn't allow for you to use the face unlock on in-app though. That sucks. Here's to hoping you can use that API through some form of magisj module on all apps including unlocking the screen.
 

Namelesswonder

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According to someone that checked a display model the modem is the 5300g. This contrasts to the leaks from Android Police that it would be the 5300b or from Twitter that it would be the 5300f.

I'm trying to find out what process node the G2 is on but I can't find any solid information. There are no references anywhere and I've seen guesses with 5LPE, 5LPP, 4LPX, 4LPE, 4LPP which hasn't even entered volume yet, and shout out again to Android Police with the non-existent "4PLP" which they've misconstrued from the process of fan-out panel level packaging.

It's probably going to be on 4LPE, my bigger question is whether the modem is going to internal this time. They cut back on the size of the GPU, so they might have enough space to make the modem internal now. If they don't then it's probably another year of bad efficiency. Will have to wait for TechInsights to do a teardown.
 

Morgrain

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According to someone that checked a display model the modem is the 5300g. This contrasts to the leaks from Android Police that it would be the 5300b or from Twitter that it would be the 5300f.

I'm trying to find out what process node the G2 is on but I can't find any solid information. There are no references anywhere and I've seen guesses with 5LPE, 5LPP, 4LPX, 4LPE, 4LPP which hasn't even entered volume yet, and shout out again to Android Police with the non-existent "4PLP" which they've misconstrued from the process of fan-out panel level packaging.

It's probably going to be on 4LPE, my bigger question is whether the modem is going to internal this time. They cut back on the size of the GPU, so they might have enough space to make the modem internal now. If they don't then it's probably another year of bad efficiency. Will have to wait for TechInsights to do a teardown.
Also the telephoto sensor should be the GM5 as it has 0.7 micrometer pixels, while the GM1 is 0.8 micrometer.
Changed those values. Thanks for the infos!
 

Solomon M

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This thread will serve as a comprehensive overview about the technical data of the P7 Pro. I will take the data from sifting through various tech sites and will update this post if there are changes. Google only offers a fraction of these info, hence the need for a proper chart.

SpecificationsPixel 7 Pro
Build
  • 100% recycled aluminum frame
  • IP68 dust/water resitant (1.5m for 30 mins)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus (front, back)
  • Nano-SIM and eSIM
Dimensions &
Weight
  • 162.9 x 76.6 x 8.9mm
  • 212g
Display
  • 6.7-inch, 110.6cm² QHD+ LTPO pOLED (~88.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • 1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~ 512 ppi density)
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Always-on display
  • Variable refresh rate support (10-120Hz)
  • 1000 nits (HBM), 1500 nits (peak)
  • HDR10+
ModemSamsung Exynos Modem 5300g (unannounced, confirmed through data mining and from a Google Rep Tier 2 today, special revision G confirmed by user in a store with a p7 pro unit)
SoC
  • Google Tensor G2
    • 2x ARM Cortex-X1 @2.85Ghz
    • 2x ARM Cortex-A78 @2.35GHz
    • 4x ARM Cortex-A55 @1.8GHz
  • ARM Mali G710 MP07 GPU
  • Next-gen Google custom TPU
RAM & Storage
  • 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128/256GB/512GB UFS 3.1 storage
Battery & Charging
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • Wired fast charging (up to 50% in about 30 minutes with Google’s 30W USB-C brick, max sustained charge speed will be 23w)
  • Fast wireless charging support (Qi-certified)
  • Up to 72 hours of battery life with Extreme Battery Saver
Security
  • In-display fingerprint scanner (new hardware version as per the teardown leaked on 07/10/22, potentially better than P6/p6a)
  • Face Unlock (Class 1 Biometric, only for unlocking the phone, not usable for in-app biometrics or purchases)
  • Titan M2 chip
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: Samsung Isocell GN1 50 MP f/1.9, 25mm (wide), 1/1.31", 1.2µm, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
  • Ultra-wide: Sony IMX381 (unconfirmed as of yet) 12MP f/2.2, 1/2.9", 1.25µm, 125.8-degree FoV, autofocus, macro
  • Telephoto: Samsung Isocell GM5 (unconfirmed) 48MP f/3.5, multi-directional phase-detection autofocus, FHD 120fps (technical, not sure if Google unlocked this), 120mm (telephoto), 1/2.55", 0.7µm, 5x optical zoom, Super Res Zoom up to 30x, OIS
  • LDAF
  • Video:
    • 4K 60FPS video capture support on all cameras
    • [email protected]/60/120/240fps
    • gyro-EIS
    • OIS
    • 10-bit HDR video capture support
Front Camera(s)
  • 10.8MP f/2.2, 21mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1", 1.22µm
  • Larger sensor for better night-time photos
  • 4K60p recording (technical, maybe Google will only unlock 4k30)
Port(s)USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2
no 3.5mm jack
AudioStereo Speakers
Connectivity
  • 5G (mmWave support on select models)
  • 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • NFC
  • GPS dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS
Software
  • Android 13
  • 3 years of OS updates
  • Minimum 5 years of security updates
Other Features
  • Google One VPN (no Google One sub needed)
  • Software features:
    • Photo Unblur
    • Faster Night Sight
    • Real Tone improvements
    • Cinematic Blur
    • Audio message transcription
    • Clear calling
    • Speech enhancement (background noise from people you call will be reduced, from their end)
    • Cough and snore detection
"This thread will serve as a comprehensive overview about the technical data of the P7 Pro"

I'm game lets put together the info we all wish we had and do it right! hehehe
& the model numbers for replacement parts are what?

LOL Someone has completed a teardown but didn't list out all the "replacement parts list & locations guide" so users could repair what gets broken easily.....

💗Google💗 should make this avalible...

wait we don't live in a world where this : https://www.onearmy.earth//project/phonebloks is reality manfest.
 

Morgrain

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Do you have a source for the 120mm claim on the telephoto?
Thanks in advance!!!!
Sure


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Lughnasadh

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yes but Google has not yet announced that it will be 3 years, this number is not a source
Yep, their support page which lists how long guaranteed Android version updates will be for doesn't list the Pixel 7 series yet. Haven't seen an official word elsewhere, but might have missed it.

The fine print in the Google Store say:

"Pixel security updates for at least 5 years from when the device first became available on the Google Store in the US. Updates may also include feature drops and other software updates. See g.co/pixel/updates for more information."


Having said that, I'm guessing it will still be 3 years of OS updates. If it were more I think they would have announced it during the Event to entice more people to buy it.
 

Lughnasadh

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According to someone that checked a display model the modem is the 5300g. This contrasts to the leaks from Android Police that it would be the 5300b or from Twitter that it would be the 5300f.

I'm trying to find out what process node the G2 is on but I can't find any solid information. There are no references anywhere and I've seen guesses with 5LPE, 5LPP, 4LPX, 4LPE, 4LPP which hasn't even entered volume yet, and shout out again to Android Police with the non-existent "4PLP" which they've misconstrued from the process of fan-out panel level packaging.

It's probably going to be on 4LPE, my bigger question is whether the modem is going to internal this time. They cut back on the size of the GPU, so they might have enough space to make the modem internal now. If they don't then it's probably another year of bad efficiency. Will have to wait for TechInsights to do a teardown.
For what it's worth, appears to be 4LPE as you surmised, that is if SamMobile is not a close sibling of Android Police 🙃


EDIT: Of course, Android Authority says 5nm, quoting a Google spokesperson...

 
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    This thread will serve as a comprehensive overview about the technical data of the P7 Pro. I will take the data from sifting through various tech sites and will update this post if there are changes. Google only offers a fraction of these info, hence the need for a proper chart.

    SpecificationsPixel 7 Pro
    Build
    • 100% recycled aluminum frame
    • IP68 dust/water resitant (1.5m for 30 mins)
    • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus (front, back)
    • Nano-SIM and eSIM
    Dimensions &
    Weight
    • 162.9 x 76.6 x 8.9mm
    • 212g
    Display
    • 6.7-inch, 110.6cm² QHD+ LTPO pOLED (~88.7% screen-to-body ratio)
    • 1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~ 512 ppi density)
    • 120Hz refresh rate
    • Always-on display
    • Variable refresh rate support (10-120Hz)
    • 1000 nits (HBM), 1500 nits (peak)
    • HDR10+
    ModemSamsung Exynos Modem 5300g (unannounced, confirmed through data mining and from a Google Rep Tier 2 today, special revision G confirmed by user in a store with a p7 pro unit)
    SoC
    • Google Tensor G2
      • 2x ARM Cortex-X1 @2.85Ghz
      • 2x ARM Cortex-A78 @2.35GHz
      • 4x ARM Cortex-A55 @1.8GHz
    • ARM Mali G710 MP07 GPU
    • Next-gen Google custom TPU
    RAM & Storage
    • 12GB LPDDR5 RAM Micron
    • 128/256GB/512GB UFS 3.1 storage
      - 128 GB part number: HN8T05DEHKX073 (SK Hynix), SR 2050 MB/s, SW 1300MB/s, 3D NAND TLC
      - 256 GB part number: THGJFGT1E45BAIP (Kioxia), SR 2100-2300 MB/s, SW 1.700 MB/s, 3D NAND TLC
      - 512 GB part number: Unknown as of yet
    Battery & Charging
    • 5,000mAh battery
    • Wired fast charging (up to 50% in about 30 minutes with Google’s 30W USB-C brick, max sustained charge speed will be 23w)
    • Fast wireless charging support (Qi-certified)
    • Up to 72 hours of battery life with Extreme Battery Saver
    Security
    • In-display fingerprint scanner (new hardware version as per the teardown leaked on 07/10/22, potentially better than P6/p6a)
    • Face Unlock (Class 1 Biometric, only for unlocking the phone, not usable for in-app biometrics or purchases)
    • Titan M2 chip
    Rear Camera(s)
    • Primary: Samsung Isocell GN1 50 MP f/1.9, 25mm (wide), 1/1.31", 1.2µm, multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
    • Ultra-wide: Sony IMX381 (unconfirmed as of yet) 12MP f/2.2, 1/2.9", 1.25µm, 125.8-degree FoV, autofocus, macro
    • Telephoto: Samsung Isocell GM5 (unconfirmed) 48MP f/3.5, multi-directional phase-detection autofocus, FHD 120fps (technical, not sure if Google unlocked this), 120mm (telephoto), 1/2.55", 0.7µm, 5x optical zoom, Super Res Zoom up to 30x, OIS
    • LDAF
    • Video:
      • 4K 60FPS video capture support on all cameras
      • [email protected]/60/120/240fps
      • gyro-EIS
      • OIS
      • 10-bit HDR video capture support
    Front Camera(s)
    • 10.8MP f/2.2, 21mm (ultrawide), 1/3.1", 1.22µm
    • Larger sensor for better night-time photos
    • 4K60p recording (technical, maybe Google will only unlock 4k30)
    Port(s)USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2, 10Gbps
    no 3.5mm jack
    AudioStereo Speakers
    Connectivity
    • 5G (mmWave support on select models)
    • 4G LTE
    • Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, tri-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
    • NFC
    • GPS dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS
    Software
    • Android 13
    • 3 years of OS updates
    • Minimum 5 years of security updates
    Other Features
    • Google One VPN (no Google One sub needed)
    • Software features:
      • Photo Unblur
      • Faster Night Sight
      • Real Tone improvements
      • Cinematic Blur
      • Audio message transcription
      • Clear calling
      • Speech enhancement (background noise from people you call will be reduced, from their end)
      • Cough and snore detection
    6
    So in display fingerprint for in app authentication... Ugh that sucks
    This whole community feedback on Faceunlock sparks a curious eyebrow raising.

    When the P4 XL came out, there were thousands of people that screamed for a Fingerprint unlock. They didn't like Faceunlock. They felt Soli was pure gimmick. They didn't like the P4 XL. When the P5 came out, those voices rose again, calling out the P4 XL for having "mega bezels and ****ty biometrics".

    Back when I used my P4 XL, I loved faceunlock, except for two facts

    a) Faceunlock was horrible to use when I had to wear masks in shops or other public places, due to Covic restrictions in 2020/2021 - any time I wanted to pay via phone or look something up, I had to write down my pin, which is a horrible security risk when you are surrounded by other people.
    b) most apps did not support Faceunlock biometrics at all, even 1 1/2 years after launch, only a handful of apps supported the new biometric API. Meaning, for example, whenever I wanted to open my banking app, I had to write down all the details by hand. That was terrible. And since it was the fault of the developers, and Google didn't force them to comply, there were little ways as a user to mitigate that problem.

    Those voices soon died out, however. The ones that "upgraded" from a P4 XL noticed a) the p5 was a downgrade in specs and b) Faceunlock offers a good amount of practicality, IF done right. Now, the P4 XL with Soli was near perfect: You only had to get close with your hand to your phone, it detected you and when you picked it up, the unlock was instant. Friends of mine with IPhones saw that and were stunned and marveled about it ("you don't have to swipe to unlock your phone? You just have to pick it up, and it's fully automatic? Woa, that's cool, my IPhone can't do that. It's annoying to always swipe to unlock, even after faceunlock").

    I loved the experience of Soli powered Faceunlock. Soli was not a gimmick, Soli was the final piece in the puzzle that made Faceunlock a seamless experience. The hand waving thing was a gimmick, yes, but not the detection to unlock.

    Now, in the recent year, I've read hundreds, if not thousands of people over at Reddit, on Twitter or here at XDA, wishing for faceunlock. Something that (back in the day) barely managed to create a sort of positive feedback.

    People tend to take something for granted, until it is taken away.

    And instead of a decent faceunlock, we now - sadly, because of the overwhelmingly bad feedback of the Community about faceunlock - have a weak, 2D version that will only be used for simple phone unlocking.

    Google should have gone the Apple route, made a notch and then refined upon it, PLUS adding the FP scanner.

    Well, let's see what the future holds.
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    This whole community feedback on Faceunlock thing is interesting.

    Back when I used my P4 XL, I loved faceunlock, except for two facts

    a) Faceunlock was horrible to use when I had to wear masks in shops or other public places, due to Covic restrictions in 2020/2021
    b) most apps did not support Faceunlock biometrics at all, even 1 1/2 years after launch, only a handful of apps supported the new biometric API. Meaning, for example, whenever I wanted to open my banking app, I had to write down all the details by hand. That was terrible. And since it was the fault of the developers, and Google didn't force them to comply, there were little ways as a user to mitigate that problem.

    Back when the P4 XL came out, there were thousands of people that screamed for a Fingerprint unlock. They didn't like Faceunlock. They felt Soli was pure gimmick. They didn't like the P4 XL. When the P5 came out, those voices rose again, calling out the P4 XL for having "mega bezels and ****ty biometrics".

    Those voices soon died out, however. The ones that "upgraded" from a P4 XL noticed a) the p5 was a downgrade in specs and b) Faceunlock offers a good amount of practicality, IF done right. Now, the P4 XL with Soli was near perfect: You only had to get close with your hand to your phone, it detected you and when you picked it up, the unlock was instand. I loved it. Soli was not a gimmick, Soli was the final piece in the puzzle that made Faceunlock a seamless experience. The hand waving thing was a gimmick, yes, but not the detection to unlock.

    Now, in the recent year, I've read hundreds, if not thousands of people over at Reddit, on Twitter or here at XDA, wishing for faceunlock. Something that (back in the day) barely managed to create a sort of positive feedback.

    People tend to take something for granted, until it is taken away.

    And instead of a decent faceunlock, we now - sadly - get a weak, 2D version that will only be used for simple phone unlocking.

    Google should have gone the Apple route, made a notch and then refined upon it, PLUS adding the FP scanner.

    Well, let's see what the future holds.
    Absolutely agreed. I remember all the articles that said it was a gimmick. I agree that the hand gestures were a joke.

    Saying that, I loved my Pixel 4 XL with the soli sensor. I was able to use the face unlock through a module on magisk with all apps that used the fingerprint sensor. So I had the best of both worlds.

    I too remember when COVID made it difficult, but think the face unlock was still amazing. I second putting a pill back on the front display with the soli sensor to get a proper face unlock.

    Currently on the pixel 6 pro, I am using the face unlock module from Moto baked in. It doesn't allow for you to use the face unlock on in-app though. That sucks. Here's to hoping you can use that API through some form of magisj module on all apps including unlocking the screen.
    4
    Also the telephoto sensor should be the GM5 as it has 0.7 micrometer pixels, while the GM1 is 0.8 micrometer.
    3
    According to someone that checked a display model the modem is the 5300g. This contrasts to the leaks from Android Police that it would be the 5300b or from Twitter that it would be the 5300f.

    I'm trying to find out what process node the G2 is on but I can't find any solid information. There are no references anywhere and I've seen guesses with 5LPE, 5LPP, 4LPX, 4LPE, 4LPP which hasn't even entered volume yet, and shout out again to Android Police with the non-existent "4PLP" which they've misconstrued from the process of fan-out panel level packaging.

    It's probably going to be on 4LPE, my bigger question is whether the modem is going to internal this time. They cut back on the size of the GPU, so they might have enough space to make the modem internal now. If they don't then it's probably another year of bad efficiency. Will have to wait for TechInsights to do a teardown.