google pixel 7 pro lock screen in hand

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It takes a great display to make a brilliant smartphone. Google’s most recent Pixel phones have been good in this regard, especially in realistic color reproduction. However, they’ve never quite matched the very best in some important areas, such as peak brightness and dynamic refresh rates. Google has frequently used older generation panels, presumably to save some money to position their offerings more aggressively. The downside is that its last flagship, the Pixel 7 Pro, while well-calibrated, was just not bright enough in some scenarios.

Thanks to a source inside Google, we’ve gained a lot of insight into the display specs and features of the upcoming Google Pixel 8 series, and a lot looks set to change.