So far, while we’ve seen plenty of photos of Google’s new entry into the world of the best Android phones, the Pixel 7, we haven’t had many specs other than confirmation of packing a new Tensor G2 processor.
But that has suddenly changed, with the unveiling of a welcome spec upgrade over last year’s Google Pixel 6.
That’s because, as reported by WinFuture (opens in new tab)This year’s Google Pixel 7 will be available with 256GB of onboard storage, which wasn’t possible last year as the Pixel 6 was locked down to just 128GB.
That means Pixel 7 now offers Android phone users the ability to twice the amount of storage space on the device, which is good news as the report also confirms that the Pixel 7 will not have a MicroSD card slot.
It’s not all good news though
While the idea of rocking a device with twice as much storage space sounds great, and I’m sure it will be welcomed by Android phone users, what’s not so great is that it seems like only the US market has the ultimate storage option for Pixel 7 will get .
That’s because, as reported by Android Authority (opens in new tab)it looks like only the US market will get access to 512GB Pixel 7 models, which goods offered on the Pixel 6 Pro.
This means it appears that European and Rest of World Pixel users will have to import an unlocked US model if they want the top-tier storage variant, otherwise they’ll have to make do with 256GB.
My take here is that the standard Pixel 7 being made available with 256GB onboard will help more Android phone users make the jump to Pixel, as 128GB felt very uninteresting and, to be honest, borderline inadequate for all but the most casual users for a while.