09 November 2022
After months of teasers and detail reveals here and there, Google has finally launched the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones. The vanilla edition is smaller in size and offers a relatively affordable option for owning a Pixel device. As for the Pro variant, it comes with noteworthy improvements as compared to the standard model but also costs more.
The Pixel 7 Pro is the best Pixel smartphone that Google has to offer. It has a 6.7-inch Quad HD+ OLED LTPO display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The choice of processor is the custom Tensor G2 which succeeds the original Tensor chip from last year. It is an octa-core chip based on Samsung's 5nm manufacturing process. There are dual Cortex-X1 cores, dual Cortex-A78 cores, and four Cortex-A58 cores. It has Mali-G710 MC10 GPU for handling graphics-intensive tasks.
There are three configuration variants with 12GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB/512GB storage. On the back, the camera visor features a triple camera setup: 50-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/1.85 aperture, 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a 48-megapixel telephoto sensor with f/3.5 aperture. The front camera on the phone is a 10.8-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture.
The whole package is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging. It is also compatible with up to 23W wireless charging. It has an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The phone will boot Android 13 out of the box. It will be available in Obsidian, Snow, and Lemongrass color options.
The Pixel 7 Pro will cost $900 for the base model featuring 12GB RAM and 128GB storage. It is up for preorders with sales beginning October 13th. All pre-order buyers will get a free Pixel Watch (LTE) with the purchase.
The Pixel 7 sports a 6.3-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it has the same Tensor G2 that we saw in the Pro model. It comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB storage options. There is a dual camera setup featuring a 50-megapixel wide-angle sensor and a 12-megapixel ultrawide-angle sensor. On the front, it has a 10.8-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture.
There is a 4,355mAh battery to keep the lights on. It also supports 33W fast charging and up to 23W wireless charging. Other features are the same as the Pro variant. The Pixel 7 costs $600 for the base model with pre-orders already live. Google is offering free Pixel Buds Pro to anyone who pre-books the device.