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Google Pixel 7 features Hall Sensor, which May Bring Back Help for Flip Covers

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Aizaz khan
Aizaz khan
Aizaz was the first person to get a byline on his blog on technology from his home in Bannu in 2017. Then, he went on to a career in breaking things professionally at my electric sparks which is where he eventually took over the kit as a hardware editor. Today, as the senior editor of hardware for my electric sparks, he spends time reporting about the most recent developments in the hardware industry and technology. If he's not reporting on hardware or electronics, you'll see him trying to be as remote from the world of technology as possible through camping in the wild.

Google Pixel 6a recently went on sale for the first time in India on Thursday. The company will likely focus on a Pixel 7 lineup, which is expected to include the basic Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro. 

The Pixel 7 lineup is believed to feature the second-generation Google Tensor SoC. 

It has also been part of the rumor mill, with new and unsubstantiated specifications popping up frequently. Recently, a debugging program was discovered that suggests that the Pixel 7 could feature a hall sensor.

This mentioned software section was discovered by the editor of tech Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman).

The documentation on debugging related to Pixel 7 includes a reference to the presence of hall sensors. It is believed that they were first introduced in the Pixel 2 by Google in Pixel 2.

Rahman added Google Pixel 6a might also come with hall sensors, even though it isn’t included in the specification sheet. The device is believed to have drivers to the sensors. Hall sensors are built to sense the magnetic field created by magnets typically installed inside flip covers. 

They allow smartphones to detect whether that flip cover has been opened or closed.
Google could come up with flip covers of their own, given they are part of their Pixel 7 lineup and might feature these covers, while the Pixel 6a may already be equipped with this sensor.

According to a report from a few days ago according to a recent report, the Pixel 7 could feature a 50-megapixel Samsung GN1 primary camera and Sony IMX381 ultra-wide angle sensor. 

However, the Pixel 7 Pro  is expected to have a 48-megapixel Samsung GM1 telephoto sensor. 

Live images of the phone have also been published in recent times. 

The alleged test build that was released by Pixel 7 Pro was leaked. 

Pixel 7 Pro ran on Android 13 and was codenamed “Cheetah.” A previous report mentions that it may include the Samsung S6E3HC4 display with a resolution of 1,440×3,120 pixels.

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