The documentation provides a significant hint regarding the potential for flip cases for the Pixel 7 range

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The last Pixel models to have a Hall sensor were the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL from 2017. But Esper’s Mishaal Rahman disseminated a tweet in which he states that debug documentation includes a reference to a Hall sensor for the Pixel 7 series. If the upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro do ship with a Hall sensor, it would be a sign that Google could include a flip cover as an accessory for the upcoming 2022 flagship Pixel models.

A magnet’s presence and magnetic force can be determined using a Hall sensor. Manufacturers of mobile devices install this sensor on devices that are anticipated to have magnetic flip covers. The phone’s sensor detects a strong magnetic field when the case is closed, which triggers the display to turn on. The screen illuminates if the sensor detects a weaker or nonexistent magnetic field (which occurs when the flip cover is open). The screen is turned off when the flip cover is closed because of the greater magnetic field.


  • Android Police notes that the just-released Pixel 6a could have a Hall sensor too since the handset’s software includes drivers for it. So far, though, there are no signs of the sensor in the new Pixel mid-ranger.


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