At the just-concluded Google I/O 2022 event, Google, along with various other products, also talked about the Pixel 7 series, much earlier than expected. While the specifications of the device are not yet known, some information about the display is already leaked. Notably, it was previously reported that the Pixel 7 Pro would come with the older Samsung S6E3HC3 OLED display which was used by Google on its Pixel 6 Pro.
Then came the information that it was not the Samsung S6E3HC3 display but the Samsung S6E3HC4 display that will be used in the Pixel 7 Pro. While the new Samsung S6E3HC4 display will retain the same 3,120 x 1,440 resolution as last year’s Pixel 6 Pro, there are a few changes though.
Samsung provides the display panels for the Pixel 7 Pro
According to the Google sources page, the Samsung S6E3HC4 panel will allow the Pixel 7 Pro to reach a peak brightness of 600 nits with manual brightness mode enabled. That’s 100 nits more than the Pixel 6 Pro could achieve under the same conditions. Additionally, the Samsung S6E3HC4 display will also increase the peak brightness of high brightness mode to 1000 nits from 800 nits. Mishaal Rehman Breaks down this brightness information and notes that since this HBM value represents 100% APL, this could allow the Pixel 7 Pro to hit over 1,200 nits at a lower APL value.
Overall, the Pixel 7 Pro, if it comes with the Samsung S6E3HC4 display, will bring decent improvements over the Pixel 6 Pro. As for the refresh rate, it will remain the same as last year at 10Hz-120Hz. More details about the device will be revealed as soon as Google announces a fall release date for the device.
It’s no surprise that Google is getting OLED panels for its next flagship device from Samsung. The Korean giant is after all the world’s largest supplier of mobile OLED panels.
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