Pixel 7 & Pixel 7 Pro revealed: Better cameras and with Tensor G2
Google officially unveiled the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro yesterday. The camera and processor in particular have been upgraded, otherwise the changes are limited. The brand new Pixel Watch and the new Pixel Tablet were also presented at the launch event.
Due to numerous leaks in the past few weeks and months, the surprise effect at the launch event was largely absent. Both optically and technically, Google only fine-tunes the two devices. The Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro are visually based on the predecessor. The striking camera bar is again found on the aluminum back.
New processor & smaller Pixel 7
The Pixel 7 Pro gets a 6.7-inch OLED display with a QHD+ resolution of 3,120 x 1,440 pixels (512 ppi) – exactly like the Pixel 6 Pro. However, Google installs a better panel that is supposed to provide a 25 percent better brightness (maximum 1,500 nits). The Pixel 7 is technically also largely based on its predecessor. The OLED display again comes with an FHD+ resolution of 2400×1080 pixels (416 ppi). However, the display size has been reduced from 6.4 inches to 6.3 inches compared to the predecessor.
For the processor, Google relies on the new Tensor G2 ARM chip for the two Pixel devices. The chip consists of two high-performance Cortex-X1 cores, two Cortex-A76 cores and four efficient Cortex-A55 cores. The new generation is also manufactured in a 4 nm instead of a 5 nm process.
Telecamera with 5x optical zoom
When it comes to the camera, at first glance many things have remained the same with the Pixel 7 devices. The 50 megapixel main sensor is again on board. However, Google has given the Pixel 7 Pro an autofocus for the ultra-wide-angle camera. In addition, the field of view is now 125.8 degrees – more than the predecessor.
Also new: the telecamera now has a 5x optical zoom. However, the new front camera, which has a 10.8 MP sensor – with face recognition, is exactly the same on both devices. The official sales start of the two Pixel smartphones is on October 13th.
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New Pixel Watch and Pixel Tablet
Here it is: the new Google Pixel Watch. Image: © Google 2022
With the new Pixel Watch, Google wants to get involved in the smartwatch market. The watch with the Wear OS 5.3 operating system comes in a slim case with a diameter of 41 mm and a height of 12.3 mm. Also on board: 4G, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, compass, gyroscope, accelerometer, altimeter and a 294 mAh battery for up to 24 hours of running time. For optimal fitness tracking, the Pixel Watch also has an optical heart rate sensor and an oxygen saturation meter. The official start of sales is on October 13th.
On the sidelines of the launch event, Google also announced new details about the Pixel Tablet. However, the information on this is limited. The tablet will be equipped with the new Tensor G2 ARM chip and will be made of fully recycled aluminum. An interesting feature: With the help of a special dock, the tablet can also be used as a smart home center. The release of the Pixel Tablet is planned for the first half of 2023.