Pixel 7 or Samsung Galaxy? Google Lens looks confused

Google teased its Google I/O Pixel 7 series of phones on May 11, 2022 — an announcement I wasn’t expecting, but certainly exciting. In the hours that followed, I – like any journalist specializing in telephone technology – fell on my own to find out more about the incoming handsets.

Google even has its official Pixel 7 page live on Google Store (path, way ahead of the scheduled October release date). While looking to grab an image for a story from this source, I came across a selection from Google Lens and, uh oh, even Google’s recognition tool isn’t completely sure if it’s a Pixel 7 or a… Galaxy S21.

Now, I’m not saying the two devices look alike in any way – heck, the Pixel 7 isn’t even real in tangible form yet – but after Google I/O 2022’s in-depth keynote on the AI and Machine Learning, I couldn’t help but laugh that Google’s 2022 flagship could be confused with, uh, 2021’s main Korean competitor?

(Image credit: Google/Mike Lowe)

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