Google Formalizes Its Pixel 7 And Pixel 7 Pro, A Smooth Evolution
At its Made by Google conference, which took place today in Paris, Google officially presented its new smartphones, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. No big revolution on the program, but well-felt developments and above all a quality/price ratio that seems, again, well controlled.
They caused a lot of ink to flow, these two. After several months of teasing, unofficial rumors, prototypes released in the wild, and leaks, they are finally here. This Thursday, October 6, Google lifted the veil on its new long, wide, and transverse flagships. If the “wow” effect was logically not there, this presentation nevertheless made it possible to confirm a fact. After a clearly successful generation of Pixel 6, Google is refining its ambitions by demonstrating consistency and continuity.
A refined design at the margin
Unsurprisingly, Google is not upsetting the aesthetic inaugurated by the Pixel 6 family last year. The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro also adopt a photo module in the form of a side strip. Still just as successful, this unique design is adorned with new coquetry. Now, this photo unit is made of a 100% recycled piece of aluminum, while the two main rear sensors, the wide-angle and the ultra-wide-angle, are dressed in a bubble.
As for last year’s little colorimetric fantasy, a color below the photo block and a gradient above, it is not renewed. The Pixel 7 and 7 offer a completely plain back in a single color. The Pixel 7 comes in lime green, white, and black, and the 7 Pro comes in sage green, black, and white.
In terms of dimensions, they are still as svelte: 156.6 x 73.2 x 8.7 mm for 197 grams for the little brother and 162.9 x 76.6 x 8.9 mm for 212 grams for the big one. Finally, be aware that both phones are IP68 certified.
The Tensor G2 chip, the real big novelty
As expected, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro have 6.3 and 6.7-inch panels. The first is content with Full HD + at 90 Hz, while the second beefs up its display with QHD at 120 Hz. One of the big changes is under the hood. Indeed, these new smartphones inaugurate Google’s Tensor G2. To accompany this little news, the 7 Pro benefits from 12 GB of RAM, and the 7 from 8 GB.
A chip that we can’t wait to test, for its pure performance, but also to find out if, in terms of heat dissipation, it does better than the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. In terms of storage, the two models are in the same boat with a 128 GB version and another at 256 GB.
In order to go the distance, the Pixel 7 is powered by a 4,355 mAh battery, and the 7 Pro by a 5,000 mAh battery. To regain strength, they rely on a 30 W charger. Finally, note that both models are compatible with wireless charging.
On the photo side, Google does not overturn the table
Again, the Mountain View firm does not upset its plans. The Pixel 7 consists of a 50-megapixel (ƒ/1.85) main sensor and a 12-megapixel (ƒ/2.2) ultra-wide-angle sensor. For its part, the Pixel 7 Pro takes up this configuration identically by adding a 48-megapixel (ƒ / 3.5) telephoto lens with an x5 optical zoom. Up front, however, Google is beefing up its game.
Compared to last year, the front sensor is increased from 8 to 10.8 megapixels and the latter again supports Google’s Face Unlock facial recognition.
At the video level, the two smartphones are capable of filming in 4K and 1080p each time in 30 and 60 FPS. As for the functionalities, Google is trying to align itself with the competition since its new flagships inaugurate, among other things, a “Motion Blur” mode which seems to be the counterpart of the Cinematic mode of the iPhone. The Pixel 7 Pro even has the right to a “Macro Focus” mode to film, as specified, in macro thanks to the telephoto lens.
Although there are not many new features, we will carefully study the algorithmic processing of Google’s new chip during our tests.
Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch: Prices and Availability
Available for pre-order today, the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will be available from October 12. The two smartphones will be launched, as said before, in two versions:
- The Pixel 7 with 128 GB of storage at $599
- The Pixel 7 with 256 GB of storage at $699
- The Pixel 7 Pro with 128 GB of storage at $899
- And the Pixel 7 Pro with 256 GB of storage at $999
Pixel 7 Specification
|Category||Google Pixel 7|
|Processor||Google Tensor G2 (4nm)|
|Memory & Storage||
|Ports||USB Type-C 3.1|
|Battery & Charging||
|Operating System||Android 13|
|Colors||Obsidian (Black), Snow (White), Lemongrass (Yellow)|
|Announcement date||October 6, 2022|
|Starting Price||From $599|
Exclusive offers accompany pre-orders:
a free three-month subscription to Google One;
a three-month subscription to YouTube Premium;
Pixel Buds Pro is offered with the purchase of a pre-order Pixel 7;
and a Pixel Watch (Wi-Fi) is offered with the purchase of a pre-order Pixel 7 Pro.
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Abram left his e-business studies to devote himself to his entrepreneurial projects. In 2017, he created the company Inbound Media and wrote articles about high-tech products for his Chromebookeur site. In 2019, Chromebookeur was renamed Macbound and became a general purchasing advice site. Today, Abram manages the development and growth of Macbound, surrounded by a young and talented team.