Google would finally let you control the screen definition

A user has reportedly spotted a new Android 13 option for Google’s upcoming Pixel 7 Pro. This would allow you to switch between the QHD + and FHD + definitions of the smartphone, an option that did not exist before.

Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro // Source: Google

Google finally falls into line. Today, most smartphones offering a QHD+ definition natively allow the screen to be switched to FHD+ if necessary in order to make it turn more easily and to be a little less greedy during intensive game sessions. But some phones like Google’s Pixel 6 Pro didn’t offer an FHD+ mode out of the box so far. The phone is automatically set to QHD + and with the 120 Hz mode offered by the smartphone, the battery can be used very quickly. It could be useful at times to go back down if you want to make your smartphone last longer and that the drop in resolution does not interfere.

A native 1080p mode on the Pixel 7 Pro?

The Twitter account of Mishaal Rahman, ex-XDA editor-in-chief and Android specialist recently shared evidence that would hint at the possibility of this possibility coming to Google’s future Pixel 7 Pro. Display drivers assigned to the Pixel 7 Pro would now offer a native 1080p mode with the option to switch between the different definitions offered.

According to display drivers believed to be for the Pixel 7 Pro, there’ll be a native 1080p mode exposed.

Android 13 very not coincidentally has a new setting page for resolution switching, which is very likely in preparation for this: https://t.co/xOniMEkL52 https://t.co/62tzoYeTOn pic.twitter.com/5Dpirr3V7d

— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) May 27, 2022

Coincidence or not, Beta 1 of Android 13 also offers a new settings page for the change of definition, which would be consistent with the arrival of this “new” within the Pixel 7 Pro. Discovered last April, this change already presaged the arrival of the option on Android 13, a version which should be directly embedded on Google’s future premium smartphone. By changing the Pixel 6 Pro drivers to the supposed Pixel 7 Pro drivers, a user even managed to trigger the appearance of this famous page on his smartphone and to make this change in definition available.

A standardization for Google

The option should only appear on the Pro version of the phone, the Pixel 6 being limited to FHD+ anyway. Maybe in the future Google will also offer a way to bring HD+ back to the Pixel 7 for some reason, but that seems highly unlikely. Unless you have a magnifying glass in front of the screen, Superman’s eyes, or Hiei’s 3rd eye, few people can really tell the difference between FHD+ and QHD+ definitions. But being able to switch between the two definitions can offer an added value hitherto neglected by Google. It is not yet certain that this change will be part of the final version of Android 13 at present, and we will have to wait until the start of the school year to find out more, but better late than never as they say.

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