In a surprise move, Google announced the upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro in May, months ahead of their expected launch date. Unfortunately, after promising a “soft-touch glass” finish, Google has already changed its mind about the much-requested feature.
For those who don’t know, soft-touch glass is the term used to explain the textured matte finish on the glass of devices like the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4. This matte finish is not only sleek and less prone to fingerprints, it rather it makes phones easier to use. grip and not so slippery.
During the brief preview of the new Pixel 7, Google said its new phone would bring back soft-touch matte glass. Unfortunately, just a few days later, the company confirmed to popular YouTuber MKBHD that it would be keeping the glossy finish.
Update: Google has confirmed to me that the Pixel 7 will, in fact, NOT be soft-touch glass, despite previously telling us everything it would be 🙃
— Marquis Brownlee (@MKBHD) May 12, 2022
In our Pixel 6 Pro review, ReviewGeek’s Josh Hendrickson loved everything about the Pixel 6 Pro, but said it was “slippery as soap.” That’s because Google ditched the soft-touch glass finish for a high-gloss glass design.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 uses a similar high-gloss finish. As a result, devices like the Pixel 6 series or the Galaxy S22 are incredibly slippery, and you can find reports online of them slipping off your table or lap.
While it may sound like a silly little feature, most users agree that the finish on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 4 was excellent, making the phones easier to hold and not as slippery as other devices. in the market. Many potential buyers were excited to learn that it would be back with the Pixel 7, but apparently that’s not happening.
You’ll probably put it in a case anyway. Right?