🌞 Good Morning, fellow tech enthusiasts. We are all set for Google’s big Pixel launch on October 6. Yes, just one more day for the new Pixel 7 series and the Pixel Watch. But hey! You don’t have to wait for Google to tell you about its new phones. A massive leak has just given away the full spec sheet of the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro.
Meanwhile, a new 200MP phone just went global. Did Elon Musk finally decide to buy Twitter? We’ve got all this and more in today’s Daily Authority, so let’s get started.
While you may have seen multiple scattered Pixel 7 series leaks till now, nothing is more reliable than the one we just got from folks over at WinFuture. We now (think we) know all the specs of the two Google flagships, and honestly, it’s not looking like we’re getting a significant upgrade on paper. If you own the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro right now, you may not see yourself upgrading after reading this.
According to the leaked spec sheets, the Pixel 7’s screen could be slightly smaller than the Pixel 6, at 6.32 inches.
The Pixel 7 Pro keeps the 6.7-inch display of its predecessor. Both phones keep the same screen pixel density as before.
It looks like the Pixel 7 Pro might see a bit of a 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 ultrawide shooter on the Pixel 7 Pro is also getting a larger field of view. That means you’ll be able to fit more into your shots.
Sadly, the Pixel 7 might take a step back in that area, with its ultrawide camera possibly going down from 114 degrees to 106 degrees.
Some minor battery differences stand out 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 probably be a little smaller at 4,355mAh.
Why is Snoopy going on a space mission? Well, NASA released a video explaining (see above) why the beloved dog would be riding the Orion spacecraft as it flies around the moon and returns to Earth six weeks after launch.
Snoopy will act as the zero-g indicator.
Did you know — every rocket with a crew has a zero-g indicator which is usually a soft toy? It helps figure out when the astronauts reach weightlessness.
Because Artemis I won’t have a crew aboard, cameras inside will help flight engineers on the ground to see when Snoopy begins to float around.
Funnily, this isn’t Snoopy’s first flight to space. It was back in 1990 when he flew on the Space Shuttle Columbia.
It’s not weird at all that there will be a soft toy in a space suit on one of humanity’s biggest space exploration missions.