More Pixel 7 owners are finding a shattered rear camera lens without dropping their phones
Taking the phone from a warm temperature to a cold one could cause the glass to shatter
A Pixel 7 user shows off the shattered glass on his phone’s camera bar
Some Pixel 7 users whose camera bar shattered have received replacement units from Google
He adds that “the Pixel 7 has a different design for the camera glass than the Pixel 6 (one large lens). On the 7 there is almost no gap between the aluminum and glass and nothing to fill the small gap and prevent any debris from getting in that gap and wedging to cause a crack under thermal expansion.”
Another Pixel 7 camera bar bites the dust
Reproducing the issue could be challenging. If it only happens with phones with certain production variables, some phones may never fail. Even with defects or variations in lens placement, it may only happen at specific ambient temps while the phone at another specific temp gets exposed…Google is flat out denying the issue while also not providing spare parts that we can buy on our own.”
So far, we haven’t hear of any Pixel 6 series units suffering this same fate which really doesn’t help us determine for sure the reason for this issue. It could have to do with the different design of the camera bar for both series. If this has happened to your Pixel 7 handset, drop us a comment in the box below. And while you’re at it, let us know how Google treated your complaint.