Sun. Nov 27th, 2022

🌞 Good morning, fellow tech enthusiasts. We’re ready for Google’s big Pixel launch on October 6. Yes, just one more day for the new Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch series. But hey! You don’t have to wait for Google to tell you about its new phones. A massive leak has just revealed the full spec sheet for the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro.

Meanwhile, a new 200-megapixel phone has just gone global. Has Elon Musk finally decided to buy Twitter? We’ve got all this and more in today’s Daily Authority, so let’s get started.

This is the Pixel 7 series

Pixel 7 Pro Hazel

While you may have seen several scattered Pixel 7 series leaks so far, nothing is more reliable than the one we just got from the folks at winfuture. We now (think) know all the specs of Google’s two flagships, and it honestly doesn’t look like we’re going to get a significant update on paper. If you own the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro right now, you may not see yourself updating after reading this.

  • Based on leaked spec sheets, the Pixel 7’s screen could be a bit smaller than the Pixel 6’s, at 6.32-inches.
  • The Pixel 7 Pro keeps the 6.7-inch screen of its predecessor. Both phones keep the same screen pixel density as before.
  • It looks like the Pixel 7 Pro could see a minor camera upgrade. The leak suggests a 4.8x optical zoom and up to 30x digital magnification.
  • Google previously offered only 4x optical zoom on the Pixel 6 Pro.
  • The Pixel 7 Pro’s ultra-wide shooter also gets a larger field of view. That means you’ll be able to pack more into your shots.
  • Sadly, the Pixel 7 could take a step back in that area, with its ultrawide camera possibly dropping from 114 degrees to 106 degrees.
  • Some minor battery differences are highlighted in the Pixel 7 series spec sheet.
  • The Pixel 7 Pro might keep its 5,000mAh battery from the last generation, but the Pixel 7’s battery will likely be a bit smaller at 4,355mAh.
  • On that note, here are the Android phones with the best battery life.

What other thing?

  • Thanks to Google’s own revelations, we know that the new Pixels will be equipped with the Tensor G2 chip. Although, we are waiting to find out its exact capabilities.
  • Leaked specs tell us that Google is sticking to a 90Hz screen refresh rate for the vanilla Pixel 7 and 120Hz for the Pro.
  • We just hope they get the damn fingerprint sensor right this time.
  • Moving on, the Pixel 7 gets 8GB of RAM, while the 7 Pro bumps it up to 12GB. This is combined with 128/256GB storage options.
  • Camera sensors include a 50MP + 12MP setup on the Pixel 7, just like the Pixel 6.
  • The Pro model retains the 50MP + 48MP + 12MP build, albeit with the aforementioned zoom and ultrawide upgrades.
  • Do you need more details? You can check out our Pixel 7 series rumor hub for everything else we know about the phones.

Whacky Wednesday: Snoopy is headed to space…again.

Yes, you read that right. NASA is taking Snoopy, the famous cartoon character, for a ride aboard the maiden flight of its SLS rocket (via digital trends).

Why is Snoopy going on a space mission? Well, NASA released a video explaining (see above) why the beloved dog would ride on the Orion spacecraft as it flies around the moon and returns to Earth six weeks after launch.

  • Snoopy will act as the zero gravity indicator.
  • Did you know that every crewed rocket has a zero gravity indicator which is usually a stuffed toy? Helps determine when astronauts reach weightlessness.
  • Because Artemis I will have no crew on board, the internal cameras will help flight engineers on the ground see when Snoopy begins to float.
  • Interestingly, this is not Snoopy’s first flight into space. It was in 1990 that he flew on the space shuttle Columbia.
  • It’s not at all strange that there is a soft toy in a space suit on one of mankind’s largest space exploration missions.

Have a nice day,

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