The Google Pixel 6a recently went on sale for the first time in India on Thursday. The company may now shift its focus to the Pixel 7 series, which is expected to include the vanilla Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. This product line is said to include the second-generation Google Tensor SoC. The lineup has been part of the rumor mill, with more and more alleged specs popping up from time to time. Recently, a debug code was discovered suggesting that the Pixel 7 may have a Hall sensor.
The mention the code is spot by technology editor Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman). Debug documentation related to Pixel 7 refers to the existence of hall sensor. Reportedly, these sensors were last inserted by Google above Pixel 2.
Rahman further speculated that Google Pixel 6a there may also be a hall sensor, although it’s not mentioned in the spec sheet yet. The phone is said to come with a driver for the sensor. The Hall sensor is designed to detect the magnetic field of a magnet usually placed in flip-flops. It allows the smartphone to recognize when the flap is open or closed.
Google may come up with their own flip models, as the Pixel 7 series might have them, and the Pixel 6a could already have this sensor.
According to a recent report, the Pixel 7 could feature a 50-megapixel Samsung GN1 main sensor and a Sony IMX381 ultra-wide-angle sensor. The Pixel 7 Pro, on the other hand, is expected to feature a 48-megapixel Samsung GM1 telephoto sensor. The alleged live images of the smartphone have also been released leaked recently. This alleged test build of the Pixel 7 Pro runs on Android 13 and is codenamed ‘Cheetah’. A past report mentions that it may also have a Samsung S6E3HC4 display with a resolution of 1,440×3,120 pixels.