The Google Pixel 7, which will be released in 2022, has one of the few big phones that will include the Pro-sibling, and a series of bizarre potato chip posts have revealed the shades that the models will include.
Google Japan has posted on Twitter and its own website showing the four different colorways, each linked to several potato chip flavors it has (presumably) invented.
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There''s Hazel Onion for the off-green version, Salty Lemon for the lime green one, Obsidian Pepper for the black handset, and, our favorite, Snow Cheese for the white one.
The standard Pixel 7 is shown in black and lime green in Google''s images, while the Pro comes in off-green and white. It''s not clear if this is for illustration purposes, or if certain shades will be locked to several phones.
These aren''t the actual names for the Pixel 7 colors, but it''s worth noting that Google has actually used foods to commercialize its mobiles previously, shipping some Pixel 4 devices in fun cereal-box-style packages, and again, putting Pixel 6 devices to crisps once more. It''s just a weird marketing game, though it gives us the details in all their glory.
We can''t see Hazel Onion, Obsidian Pepper, or Salty Lemon as actual flavors of... well, anything, but apparently Snow Cheese in Korean cuisine is a powdery ingredient made of cheese, garlic, and onion used to top certain dishes. We''re guessing that this is a coincidence since teasers were published exclusively on Google''s Japanese social media channels.
We''ve actually seen many of these colors before, as Google has actually already shown off the Pixel 7 phones earlier in the year, but these new images indicate something different.
Analysis: the teases begin
In the mobile phone industry, Google builds up to its phones in a certain manner.
Instead of being silent on the devices and then unveiling all the information in one fell stumble, Google tends to tease its phones in the run-up to their launch. That happened a lot with the Pixel 6 series, which raised the crowd a lot.
Google is expected to follow this strategy in 2022, as we don''t anticipate the Pixel 7 phones to launch until October.
This is the first tease we''ve seen for the Pixel 7, although it''s probably the first of many. If Google does use its 2021 strategy again, we might be surprised by the addition of more new devices.
Hopefully, we''ll get to know them about their photography abilities, so we may work out ahead of time if they will find their way onto our list of the best camera phones.