Google teased the Pixel 7 series at this year’s I / O event, much to everyone’s surprise. However, this was not enough to stop the leak, as we have already seen a handful of prototypes in the hands of consumers and we have already heard that the display will be practically the same as the Pixel 6 series. Now a developer has been able to use the Pixel 7 Pro display driver on the Pixel 6 Pro and, using it, highlights the ability to change the display resolution.
By using the Pixel 7 Pro display driver on the Pixel 6 Pro, the setting for the Android 13 screen resolution becomes available, and the resolution can be changed to 1080p.
- Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) June 2, 2022
The significance of this is twofold and indicates some of what we can expect from the Pixel 7 Pro. The first is that if the driver is interoperable, it suggests that the previous report of similar displays is correct. Moreover, it means that the Pixel 7 Pro has a 1440p display and that it will be possible to change the resolution to 1080p. This is currently not possible on the Pixel 6 Pro. Since it also works, this resolution switch may be ported back to Google Pixel 6 Pro with the Android 13 update.
The developer also stated that this is a real change of resolution and not just a scale resolution set by adb or other means.
Just to add news about the Pixel 7 Pro display driver running on Pixel 6, this is not a scaled resolution like wm size setting, it is a real resolution defined in driver with custom syncs, along with 1080p, it also adds 1080p30Hz support and, I’m not sure why.
- Nathan (@TheLunarixus) June 2, 2022
As for why you want to change the resolution, it depends. The biggest impact that low resolution will have is in games, where a game will become much easier to run at a lower resolution. You may find that you can get much higher frame rates when you reduce it to 1080p. We don’t know anything about Google Tensor 2 yet, so it’s not clear how beneficial it can be to give up the resolution for the successor.
We will be watching for any future developments that could benefit Pixel 6 series users and future Pixel 7 series users!