Google Pixel 7 camera glass 'spontaneously' shattering, owners report

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Some owners of Google's latest flagship phones, the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, two of the best camera phones available, are reporting that the glass covering the rear cameras has spontaneously shattered in recent weeks with no obvious cause.

While easy to dismiss as owners trying to claim a free repair after dropping their phone, all the owners taking to Twitter to show their broken lenses have the same pattern of damage on their glass – suggesting the exact same cause. The damage is isolated to a small hole over one of the cameras, very different from phone glass damaged from a drop, where the cracks spiderweb out across the entire sheet of glass.

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Gareth Bevan
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Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.