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