Google launched its Google Pixel 7 Pro, a much-awaited flagship smartphone, at Google’s ‘Made by Google event on Thursday. The smartphone from Google is powered by the second generation Tensor G2 processor, a 4nm chipset with 2 Cortexes.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro is equipped with a triple camera setup which also features a telephoto lens of 48MP. Interestingly, this handset will receive five years of security updates and have an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.
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Regarding design, the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are akin to their predecessors, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, but with a few changes here and there. The camera visor design, which gives the Pixel lineup its identity, has gotten a facelift. The glass camera bar on the back has now been swapped out for a seamless metal design that melts into the frame, much like the Galaxy S22 series. It now boasts a recyclable aluminum finish, and the camera sensors appear more prominent.
Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro in Pictures: The Flagship Pixels Make a Comeback to India
Google finally launched the anticipated Google Pixel 7 series earlier this week and also brought its flagship phones to India, making Pixel fans pretty happy.
The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro come with the new Tensor G2 chipset, some design changes, camera upgrades with a bunch of new features, and much more.
It’s also a great deal as Google has launched its flagship Pixel phones in India after several years, the last ones being the Pixel 3 and 3 XL.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro comes with 12GB of RAM by default, while the Pixel 7 comes with 8 GB 8GB.
Google Pixel 7 Pro comes in three storage configurations— 128GB, 256GB512 GB 512 GB.
Google Pixel 7 comes in 128GB and 256GB options. There is no expandable storage.
In India, Google is launching the Pixel 7 Pro with 12GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Pixel 7 will be sold in India in 8GB/128GB configuration.
As expected, the Pixel 7 phones come with the new generation of Google’s Tensor processor which arrived with the Pixel 6.
Google says that with the Tensor G2, “we’ve improved almost every major subsystem in the chip, and we’ve designed them to work well together to handle the nuanced and complex nature of our software and machine learning.”
As well as improved performance – albeit small since the main upgrade here is from Cortex-A76 to A78 so uses the older Armv8 architecture – there are some practical results of the new chip including suggested emojis for Assistant voice typing which, for target, are now available in French, Italian and Spanish.
You can also transcribe audio messages on Google’s Messages app and later in 2022 Clear Calling will use Google’s machine learning to do things like minimize wind and traffic noise and enhance the caller’s voice.
Both phones run Android 13 and are guaranteed to get up to 5 years of security and 3 major OS updates.
The Pixel 7 series comes in three color options to choose from. The Snow and Obsidian colors are common for both sets the Lemongrass color is the third and in, and the Pixel 7 Pro offers a Hazel colorway (with gold frame and accents), which I like. Do share your thoughts on which color is your favorite in the comments below.
Google Pixel 7 Pro has a 5,000mAh battery while Pixel 7 has a 4,355mAh battery. Both phones support 30W fast wired and wireless charging.
Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, both, come with a glass back. This is Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Pixel 7 has a matte aluminum frame while Pixel 7 Pro uses a polished aluminum frame.
Google has also gone a bit more eco-friendly as both devices have an aluminum enclosure “made of 100% recycled content”.
As for the display, the Pixel 7 Pro goes for a big 6.7-inch QHD+ screen that’s slightly curved and offers a variable 120Hz refresh rate, while the Pixel 7 aims for an easy-to-fit-in-the-pocket design with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
Both models have OLED panels with a punch-hole selfie camera, so you can expect a vibrant and sharp viewing experience.
The Pixel 7 series includes a recognizable camera visor with some impressive upgrades. The camera island is matte for the Pixel 7, while the Pixel 7 Pro opts for a glossy finish.
The vanilla model has a 50 + 12MP dual-camera setup, whereas the Pro model differentiates itself with a 50MP + 48MP + 12MP triple-camera system.
And as we learned during the presentation, this enables features like Cinematic Mode, Super Res Zoom 2.0, Macro Focus, and much more. The 10.8MP selfie shooter is the same for both models.
Photo Unblur – which does as you’d expect – is a Google Photos feature coming to Pixel 7 phones first. And Google has also updated the Real Tone algorithm having trained it with more than 10,000 portraits to ensure skin tone is as accurate as possible.
Finally, Night Sight now only needs half the amount of exposure time it previously did to capture detailed images in low-light situations.
However, the selfie camera on both phones has been bumped from 8Mp to 10.8Mp with a wider field of view.
Google Finally Gets the Pricing Right!
The Pixel 7 series went up for pre-order in India on 6th October, the same time as the global markets, and sold out quickly. After multiple failures over the year, Google seems to have finally cracked its pricing strategy in India (unlike the Pixel 6a) and could see fans flock to the standard Pixel 7.
On the other hand, comparing the Pro phones, i.e. the Pixel 7 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro, the price difference is so drastic that it’s not even funny. The Pixel 7 Pro with its price of Rs 84,999 is about Rs 45,000 cheaper than the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro which starts at Rs 1,29,900 and about Rs 55,000 more affordable than the iPhone 14 Pro Max which starts at Rs 1,39,900.
Even if we consider the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus (price starts at Rs 89,900), which comes with a 60Hz OLED panel, the Pixel 7 Pro is still cheaper by about Rs 5,000. Seeing this kind of price difference, I can say without a shadow of a doubt, that the Pixel 7 Pro is a much better deal than Apple’s latest and greatest, the iPhone 14 Pro duo, or even the iPhone 14 Plus.
For those unaware, the Pixel 7 is priced at Rs 59,999, and the Pixel 7 Pro is priced at Rs 84,999. These phones will go on sale starting October 11. That said, do share your thoughts on how you like the new Pixel 7 series and its India pricing. And stay tuned for an in-depth Pixel 7 review and more related articles!
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Frequently Ask Questions
1. Where can I pre-order pixels?
Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be released on Oct. 13, but you can pre-order the phones at the Google store and Best Buy, in addition to AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. Get a gift card when you pre-order Pixel 7 at Amazon.
2. Does Pixel 7 include a charger?
Those planning to get the new Pixel 7 will have to spend a few extra bucks on a charger, as Google does not provide one in the box.
3. Will the Pixel 7 have a face ID?
It is said generally, “Thanks to advanced machine learning models for face recognition, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro feature Face Unlock, but we’re doing it a little differently.” It added, “We achieve good facial accuracy performance with the front-facing camera.”
4. Does Pixel 7 have a fingerprint sensor?
At the Made by Google Launch conference, the company also confirmed the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will feature an under-display fingerprint sensor, just like the Pixel 6 line (but hopefully faster).
5. Is Google releasing a new phone in 2022?
Now the phones have been officially unveiled at Google’s autumn event, you can pre-order the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro now. Their release date is 13 October 2022.
6. What’s the difference between the pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro?
The Pixel 7 Pro’s big difference is the 48MP telephoto camera, which is largely similar to the last-gen Pro, but it does feature some changes. The Pixel 7 can do Super Res Zoom of up to 8x with its primary camera, while the Pixel 7 Pro features Super Res Zoom of up to 30x.