Google showed what the Pixel 7 series would look like in May at the Google I/O developers conference. However, a new video shows a very quick unboxing of the Pixel 7 Pro and what the device’s final packaging will look like.
Gadgetfull BD, an electronics store, posted a short video to their Facebook page that shows what looks like the retail packaging for the Pixel 7 Pro in black. The video also shows the device being unboxed to show the hardware again and hints at what might be in the box.
Even though the unboxing doesn’t tell us much about the Pixel 7 Pro that we didn’t already know, it confirms a few things for people waiting for Google to launch the Pixel 7 series.
The unboxed device shows the same black version of the phone we’ve seen in many leaks before, but this time with Google’s real logo instead of a prototype sign.
As for the Pixel 7 Pro’s final design, it looks like Google has cut down on the screen’s curved edges compared to the Pixel 6 Pro. In this video, the way the light bounces off the sides doesn’t look entirely as distorted as it does on the Pixel 6 Pro.
Unboxing the Pixel 7 Pro seems like unboxing the Pixel 6 series in terms of what’s inside. The box design is pretty much the same, and inside is a quick switch adapter and a USB-C to USB-C cable.
What is missing is a charging brick, which, let’s be honest, Google and most smartphone makers should be including. This trend, started by Apple, of not including charging bricks is just another way to make money and has nothing to do with saving the environment, no matter what tech companies say.
When we talk about the environment, we see very few plastic covers on the device and its contents. Google again covers the screen with a piece of paper instead of plastic film, which aligns with the company’s goals to be more environmentally friendly.
Is this a leak, or is it a sneaky way to get people excited about the upcoming device? It gets tough to tell with Google. In the past, Google hasn’t been very good at keeping its secret projects hidden. But then, they have often been accused of leaking things on social media or setting up leaks as a clever way to get people talking.
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