The newly launched Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are somewhat comparable to the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ devices as they come with heavy specs and that too at a relatively low cost. Whereas, in terms of design, both the Pixel 7 and Galaxy S22 follow a familiar theme as their respective predecessors.
Google Pixel 7 Specs:
Google Pixel 7 comes with a 6.3-inch OLED display that supports a 90Hz refresh rate and 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution. Whereas, the Galaxy S22 devices feature a 120Hz refresh rate that delivers smoother scrolling.
Both devices sport different chipsets. While the Pixel 7 comes with Tensor G2 developed by Google, the Galaxy S22 comes with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Exynos 2200.
Google is using a familiar 50MP main camera alongside a 12MP ultra-wide shooter and 10.8MP selfie camera in Pixel 7 devices. Meanwhile, the biggest upgrade in Pixel 7 pro is the new 48MP 5x telephoto zoom camera. Although the phones missed a rear-facing telephoto camera.
The most interesting part is always the software of Google and Samsung phones. Both devices come with the latest Android software of their respective ages. However, Samsung devices will receive more Android OS upgrades than Google phones. At the same time, both brands offer 5 years of security patches to their devices.
The Galaxy S22 and S22+ sport a 3700mAh battery with 25W fast charge support and a 4500mAh battery with 45W fast charge capability, respectively. Meanwhile, the new Pixel smartphones hold a 4,355mAh battery with 30W charging support. Notably, Samsung’s 25W capability is more powerful than Google’s 30W.
Both Samsung and Google flagships hold onto great features like IP68 ratings, stereo speakers, and premium materials, but there are no headphone jacks.
The Pixel devices are available at the starting price of $599 for the 256GB variant. In comparison, you have to give $799 (or $749 online) to purchase the standard Galaxy S22.
Is Google Pixel 7 really a competitor of Samsung Galaxy S22?
Probably yes. Google Pixel 7 series is giving tough competition to Samsung Galaxy S22 phones. The new devices come with notable spec sheets at a low price point. But this will not put much impact on Samsung because the Pixel 7 is available in a very limited market compared to Galaxy S22.
Anyways, the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are now available for pre-order. If interested, you can go to the official Google Shop to pre-order your new Pixel smartphone.
Exynos is not rebranding but Dream Chip indeed exists, Samsung states
Recently, it was rumored that Samsung is going to rebrand Exynos as Dream Chip. In a recent development, it has been reported that Samsung Semiconductor disclosed Exynos is not rebranding to Dream Chip anytime soon.
In addition, the company’s semiconductor decision revealed that Dream Chip is an internal project name. Earlier, Samsung formed a Dream Team to research a chipset tailor-made for flagship Galaxy devices.
If Dream Chip is an internal project name, the existence of a Galaxy-exclusive chipset just confirmed. However, it will take time for the company to finally commercialize the processor on Galaxy smartphones.
“All rumors regarding rebranding are not true,” Samsung Semiconductor told us in response to AndroidAuthority’s follow-up question.
Samsung’s Exynos might be coming as Dream Chip next year
Back in October, Samsung unveiled the Exynos 2400 chipset, which is rumored to power Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus in certain markets. The company itself announced its new flagship SoC as “Exynos 2400” while a tipster claims that the Dream Chip coming next year.
Tipster OreXda on X revealed that Samsung will be rebranding Exynos to Dream Chip. It’s a brand inspired by the Dream Team, which the company established to create a chipset tailor-made for Galaxy flagships. If the claim is true, the Galaxy S24’s Exynos 2400 could be advertised as Dream Chip.
Next year, Samsung will be bringing back its dual chipset strategy for Galaxy S flagships. Notably, the S23 is solely powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. The S21 series was shipped with Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888, while the S22 series with Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Samsung Galaxy A15 4G/5G use MediaTek SoCs, Exynos 1280 powers the A25 5G
Samsung will launch various new mid-range and affordable phones in 2024. Prior to the official announcement, we’ve got some exciting news about the chipsets used in upcoming Galaxy A phones.
According to the info, Samsung Galaxy A15 4G is powered by MediaTek Helio G99. The smartphone’s 5G variant uses MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ chipset. Besides, Samsung’s Exynos 1280 could power the Galaxy A15 5G device.
This leak comes from a reliable leakster Roland Quandt, who earlier spotted Galaxy A15 5G’s listing on Walmart. The company could unveil the Galaxy A15 4G/5G smartphone next month, with release expected in early 2024.
Samsung Galaxy A15 4G: MTK Helio G99 MT6789V
Samsung Galaxy A15 5G: MTK Dimensity 6100+ MT6835V
Samsung Galaxy A25 5G: Exynos 1280.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) November 28, 2023