Google has just launched the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro

2021 has been a big year for Google’s Pixel smartphones, seeing the chips move from Qualcomm Snapdragon to brand-specific Tensor, as well as a drastic redesign.

So what does 2022 bring to the Pixel world? While there aren’t that drastic changes, with the design remaining largely the same, there are a few key improvements.

We collect all the new features regarding these new devices.

Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Release Date

Google officially introduced these new Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro at its conference on October 6, 2022, just a month or so after the launch of Apple’s iPhone 14s.

They can be pre-ordered on the brand’s website and will be on the market from next week.

Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro prices

Google has not increased the prices of its Pixel series and remains in line with the prices of the 6 and 6 Pro iterations, which can be pre-ordered from €649 and €899 respectively.

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What does the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro look like?

With Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, Google had introduced a completely renewed design. Gone is the plastic chassis and more generic aesthetics of the Pixel 5, replaced by a premium build and a bold look that features a raised strip on the back that doubles as a housing for the cameras.

This year, the brand did not try to reinvent the Pixel 7 series, but it had already warned us about it.

Unsurprisingly, both phones have a similar design, albeit with a slightly tweaked camera module that now packs directly into the phone’s frame and highlights the individual sensors more prominently.

The standard Pixel 7 measures 155.6 x 73.1 x 8.7mm, making it slightly smaller compared to the 163 x 76.6 x 8.7mm for the 7 Pro.

While the Pixel 7 phones look similar to last year, there are a few other changes worth noting. Starting with the most obvious: colors. You can get them in Obsidian (black) and Snow (white) and then in Lemongrass for the 7 and Hazel for the 7 Pro.

Google has also gone a bit more environmentally friendly, as both devices have an aluminum body, made from 100% recycled content.

The Pixel 7 is also easier to handle than the 6.4-inch Pixel thanks to a slightly smaller 6.3-inch screen and smaller bezels. It is a conscious attempt to make the device compact and light.

Google has integrated Gorilla Glass Victus protection on the back as well as the front.

Tensor G2

As expected, Pixel 7 phones come with the next generation of Google’s own Tensor processor. The brand claims to improve almost every major chip subsystem.

In addition to the performance, although weak, since the main upgrade here is from Cortex-A76 to A78, so it uses the older Armv8 architecture, there are some interesting results, including suggested emojis for Assistant voice input, which for the text is now available in French , Italian and Spanish.

You can also transcribe audio messages in Google’s Messages app, and later in 2022 the Clear Calling app will use Google’s machine learning to minimize wind and traffic noise.

These are largely possible thanks to a new TPU (Tensor Processing Unit). There are also security fixes that have been made thanks to the Titan M2 paired security chip that enables facial recognition.

Additionally, Pixel 7 owners will get VPN from Google One at no extra cost later this year.

Cameras

The other main area of ​​development that Google wants to highlight in the Pixel 7 phones is photography.

First Super Res Zoom, which now goes to 8x on the Pixel 7, as well as Zoom up to 30x on the Pixel 7 Pro.

The latter also exclusively benefits from the Macro Focus function, which, according to the company, makes it possible to achieve Pixel HDR+ photo quality up to a distance of 3 m from the subject.

Guided Frame helps blind or partially sighted users take selfies with a combination of audio guidance, high-contrast visual animations and haptic feedback. Videos can also be recorded in 10-bit HDR, while the Cinematic Blur feature gives footage a shallow depth of field.

Photo Unblur is a Google Photos feature coming to Pixel 7 phones first. And Google also updated the Real Tone algorithm after training it with over 10,000 portraits to ensure the skin tone is as accurate as possible.

Finally, Night Sight now only needs half the exposure time it used to take to capture detailed images in low light.

Most of these new features are on the software side, as the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro have the same cameras as last year. So they share a 50MP Octa PD Quad Bayer wide-angle sensor as the primary lens along with a 12MP wide-angle, the Pro also has a 48MP telephoto lens.

The selfie sensor has gone from 8 Mp to 10.8 Mp with a wider field of view.

Data sheet

Pixel 7

  • Android 13
  • 6.3 inches, 20:9, 90Hz, Full HD+ (2400×1080), OLED HDR
  • Google Tensor G2 chip
  • Titan M2 security chip
  • 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128/256 GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • 50 Mp wide camera with 1.2 μm pixels, f/1.85, 82° FoV, 1/1.31 inch image sensor, OIS + EIS, Super
  • Op. zoom 8x
  • Ultra-wide 12 Mp with 1.25 μm pixels, f/2.2, 114° FoV, lens correction.
  • LDAF (laser detection autofocus)
  • Selfie sensor of 10.8 Mp, 1.22μm, f/2.2, FoV of 92.8°.
  • In-display fingerprint sensor + facial recognition
  • Stereo speakers
  • USB-C (3.2 Gen 2)
  • Dual SIM card (via eSIM)
  • 4355mAh battery
  • Wired charging up to 30W (USB-PD 3.0 + PPS)
  • Wireless charging
  • battery sharing
  • Wi-Fi 6E
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • NFC
  • GPS
  • Sub6 + mmWave 5G (varies by market)
  • 195 g
  • 155.6 x 73.2 x 8.7 mm
  • IP68
  • Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Matt aluminum frame
  • Colors: Obsidian, Snow, Lemongrass

Pixel 7 Pro

  • Android 13
  • 6.7-inch Quad HD+ (3120 x 1440) LTPO OLED HDR display, 19.5:9, 120Hz, curved edges
  • Google Tensor G2 chip
  • Titan M2 security chip
  • 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128/256/512 GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • 50 MP wide-angle camera with 1.2 μm pixels, f/1.85, 82° FoV, 1/1.31 inch image sensor, OIS + EIS,
  • Super Res Zoom up to 7x
  • Ultrawide 12Mp with 1.25μm pixels, f/2.2, 114° FoV, lens correction
  • 48 MP Quad Bayer PD telephoto with 0.7 μm pixels, f/3.5, 5x optical zoom, 30x Super Res Zoom.
  • LDAF (laser detection autofocus)
  • 10.8MP punch-hole selfie sensor with 1.22μm pixels, f/2.2, 92.8° FoV.
  • In-display fingerprint sensor + facial recognition
  • Stereo speakers
  • USB-C (3.2 Gen 2)
  • Dual SIM card (via eSIM)
  • 5000mAh battery
  • Wired charging up to 30W (USB-PD 3.0 + PPS)
  • Wireless charging
  • battery sharing
  • Wi-Fi 6E
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • NFC
  • GPS
  • Sub6 + mmWave 5G (varies by market)
  • 212 g
  • 162.9 x 76.6 x 8.9 mm
  • IP68
  • Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Polished aluminum frame
  • Colors: Obsidian, Snow, Hazel

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