Google Launches Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, And Pixel Watch

Google on Thursday officially unveiled its portfolio of Pixel products: the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and its very first smartwatch, the Google Pixel Watch at the ‘Made by Google’ launch event.

So, here’s everything you need to know about the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch:

Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro: Specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano + eSIM) Google Pixel 7 features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ display with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution at 416 PPI and up to 90Hz refresh rate, while the Pixel 7 Pro features a 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO OLED display with 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution at 512 PPI and up to 120Hz refresh rate.

Both the Pixel 7 models are powered by the second-generation Google Tensor G2 SoC, a 4nm chipset with 2 Cortex-X1 cores, two Cortex-A76 cores, and four Cortex-A55 cores. They will have an aluminum enclosure, which is made of 100% recycled content.

While the Pixel 7 will be available in 128GB and 256GB of in-built storage options and carry 8GB of RAM, the Pixel 7 Pro will offer 12GB of RAM and 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options.

On the camera front, the Pixel 7 features a 50MP primary sensor dual rear camera setup and a 12MP secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens. On the other hand, the Pixel 7 Pro comes with a 50MP primary sensor, a 12MP secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens, and a triple rear camera unit that includes a 48MP telephoto lens with support for 30x Super Resolution Zoom and 5x optical zoom.

They both have a 10.8MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chats. With Guided Frame, those who are blind or low-vision are now able to capture selfies with a combination of precise audio guidance, high-contrast visual animations, and haptic feedback.

Other new camera features announced by Google for the Pixel 7 series, include support for a new ‘Cinematic Blur’ feature that lets you record cinema-like videos with a dramatic blur effect on the Pixel 7.

Further, the high-end Pixel 7 Pro will feature a ‘Macro Focus’ feature, which will allow you to take pictures of objects that are up to 3cm away with HDR+ photo quality. With the new generation of Super Res Zoom, you can now zoom up to 8x on Pixel 7 and up to 30x on Pixel 7 Pro to get sharp, quality images from a distance.

Both models are the first ones to offer a ‘Photo Unblur’ feature on Google Photos, which uses machine learning to improve blurry pictures, even old ones. You can also touch up these photos and easily remove distractions with ‘Magic Eraser’.

Moreover, the Pixel 7 series provides fast wired charging along with wireless charging support. Google claims that both phones offer up to 72 hours of battery life with Google’s Extreme Battery Saver mode enabled.

In addition, the Pixel 7 series will run on Android 13 out-of-the-box, which is set to get three years of major Android updates and five years of security updates. They also have an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a face unlock feature for biometric authentication.

On the connectivity front, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro support 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor.

Price and Availability of Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro:

Google Pixel 7 will be available in three color options: Snow, Obsidian, and brand-new Lemongrass. It will retail at $599 for the 128GB variant and $699 for the 256GB option.

On the other hand, the Pixel 7 Pro will be available in Snow, Obsidian, and new Hazel color options. It will cost $899 for the 128GB variant, $999 for the 256GB version, and $1,099 for 512GB option.

Both the Pixel 7 models are available for pre-order now. The phones will be available on store shelves with all major U.S. carriers starting on October 13.

Google Pixel Watch: Specifications

Besides the Pixel 7 series, Google also unveiled its first-ever fully featured premium smartwatch: Google Pixel Watch. The watch features a custom 3D Corning Gorilla Glass and has a diameter of 41mm. It is a 320 PPI AMOLED display with DCI-P3 color, which is an Always-on display. It has a 450 x 450 pixels resolution and a brightness of up to 1000 nits.

The Google Pixel Watch features a round 3D glass dial with touch support. According to the search giant, the case of the Pixel Watch dial is made with 80 percent recycled stainless steel. It measures 41 x 41 x 12.3 mm (1.61 x 1.61 x 0.48 in) and weighs 36 grams without the band. The Active Band uses “Fluoroelastomer with soft-touch coating”.

Further, the Pixel Watch is powered by a Samsung Exynos 9110 SoC and comes with 2GB of SDRAM and 32GB of internal storage. It has a side button, a haptic crown, a built-in microphone, and a built-in speaker.

The wearable is powered by a Li-Ion, non-removable 294 mAh battery, which Google claims to provide a battery life of up to 24 hours. It gets charged to 50 percent in about 30 minutes, 80% in about 55 minutes, and about 80 minutes to get fully charged. Google is offering a USB-C magnetic charging cable in the box.

Moreover, the watch runs WearOS 3.5 and is compatible with Android 8.0 or newer. It is both water-resistant (up to 5 ATM/50 meters) and scratch-resistant; however, it is not waterproof, Google says.

Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, 4G LTE and UMTS, and NFC support. Sensors on board include compass, altimeter, blood oxygen (SpO2) sensor, a multipurpose electrical sensor, optical heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and ambient light sensor.

The watch also comes with Messages and notifications, Fitbit health and fitness features, ECG capabilities, Google Maps, Wallet, Google Assistant, Emergency SOS, Interchangeable band design, YouTube Music, and International emergency calling. Google also plans to add fall detection (up to 32 g-forces) to the watch later this winter.

Pricing and Availability:

The Google Pixel Watch comes with a Stainless Steel casing with Matte Black, Polished Silver, and Champagne Gold color options. The wearable starts at $349.99 for the Bluetooth/Wi-Fi model and $399.99 for the 4G LTE + Bluetooth/Wi-Fi variant.

The smartwatch will be available to pre-order from October 6 in select countries and will start shipping from October 13.

Kavita Iyer
Kavita Iyer
An individual, optimist, homemaker, foodie, a die hard cricket fan and most importantly one who believes in Being Human!!!


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