Google has officially launched its new Pixel phone for 2022. The Pixel 7 is classified as an “affordable flagship” and comes with an upgraded Tensor G2 chip, as well as a slightly smaller battery. The Pixel 7 Pro is a full flagship device with a new chip, a longer zoom range, and a brighter display with a telephoto camera.
Both phones are priced at the same price as the Pixel 6 device, with $599 for the Pixel 7 and $899 for the 7 Pro. They are now available for pre-order and will ship on October 13.
Specifications for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro
The Pixel 7 phone features Google’s second-generation Tensor G2 chip and also comes with a new modem, which may help solve some of the connectivity issues some users experience in the Pixel 6 series.
Both phones also introduce face unlock features (and an in-screen fingerprint scanner) that weren’t available last time. Both phones are IP68 rated to protect against dust and water.
Compared to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, the hardware looks like just an increment, and Google’s ads focus on the device’s software features, including camera performance, artificial intelligence capabilities, and long battery life through extreme battery-saving mode. These two phones also play a big role in Google’s Pixel hardware ecosystem.
The Pixel 7 has a new design, with a slightly smaller footprint and a slightly smaller battery. It is available in Obsidian (black), Lemongrass (green), and Snow (white). Key specifications include:
Display: 6.3 inches; 1080 x 2400 pixels; 90Hz; HDR10+
Dimensions: 6.13 x 2.88 x 0.34 inches
Memory: 8GB RAM; 128-256GB storage
Cameras: 50 MP, f/1.9 main; 12 MP, f/2.2 ultrawide; 10.8 MP, f/2.2 front
Charging: 21W wired fast charging; 20W wireless fast charging
Pixel 7 Pro
Like its little sister, the Pixel 7 Pro is a refined version of last year’s model, not a giant leap forward. It is available in obsidian (black), hazelnut (grayish green), and snow (white). The camera offers up to 30x zoom through a combination of digital and optical zoom, as well as the ability to take 0.5x macro images. Other key hardware specifications include:
Display: 6.71 inches: 1440 x 3120 pixels; 120Hz, HDR10+
Dimensions: 6.41 x 3.02 x 0.35 inches
Memory: 12GB RAM; 128-256GB storage
Cameras: 50 MP, f/1.9 main; 48 MP, f/3.5 telephoto with 5x optical zoom; 12 MP, f/2.2 ultrawide; 10.8 MP, f/2.2 front
Charging: 23W wired fast charging; 20W wireless fast charging
The Pixel 7 phone is available for pre-order
The Pixel 7 series is now available for pre-order and will go on sale on October 13. These phones will be available in the same countries as the Pixel 6 series, but also Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands.