Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Go Official – Tensor G2, New and Improved Cameras, Vanilla Android and More

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The wait is finally over as Google has gone ahead and unveiled the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, and as expected, the devices bring almost everything that we have been hearing about for some time now. For those wondering, the phones are best suited for users looking for a pure Android experience.

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are a lot more identical to each other than you might think. However, there are some key differences that we are going to take a look at.

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Let's start with the displays; as expected, the Pixel 7 Pro and the Pixel 7 do offer AMOLED displays, but there are some significant differences aside from the obvious screen size. The Pro variant has a larger screen at 6.7-inch whereas the standard one comes at 6.3-inch. However, the Pro variant also offers LTPO and QHD+ resolution along with a 120Hz refresh rate, but the regular Pixel 7 tops off at 90Hz, and only has FHD+ resolution.

Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Specs

Specification Pixel 7 Pixel 7 Pro
Build
  • 100% recycled aluminum frame
  • IP68
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • 100% recycled aluminum frame
  • IP68
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Dimensions & Weight
  • 155.6 x 73.2 x 8.7mm
  • 197g
  • 162.9 x 76.6 x 8.9mm
  • 212g
Display
  • 6.3-inch FHD+ OLED
  • 2400 x 1080p resolution
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • 1400 nits peak brightness (25% higher brightness than the Pixel 6)
  • HDR support
  • 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO pOLED
  • 3120 x 1440p resolution
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Variable refresh rate support (10-120Hz)
  • 1500 nits peak brightness (25% higher brightness than the Pixel 6 Pro)
  • HDR support
SoC
  • Google Tensor G2
    • 2x ARM Cortex-X1 @2.85Ghz
    • 2x ARM Cortex-A78 @2.35GHz
    • 4x ARM Cortex-A55 @1.8GHz
  • ARM Mali G710 MP07 GPU
  • Next-gen Google custom TPU
  • Google Tensor G2
    • 2x ARM Cortex-X1 @2.85Ghz
    • 2x ARM Cortex-A78 @2.35GHz
    • 4x ARM Cortex-A55 @1.8GHz
  • ARM Mali G710 MP07 GPU
  • Next-gen Google custom TPU
RAM & Storage
  • 8GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128/256GB/512GB UFS 3.1 storage
Battery & Charging
  • 4,355mAh battery
  • Wired fast charging (up to 50% in about 30 minutes with Google’s 30W USB-C brick)
  • Fast wireless charging support (Qi-certified)
  • Up to 72 hours of battery life with Extreme Battery Saver
  • 5,000mAh battery
  • Wired fast charging (up to 50% in about 30 minutes with Google’s 30W USB-C brick)
  • Fast wireless charging support (Qi-certified)
  • Up to 72 hours of battery life with Extreme Battery Saver
Security
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Face Unlock
  • Titan M2 chip
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Face Unlock
  • Titan M2 chip
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: 50MP f/1.85, OIS, Super Res Zoom up to 8x
  • Ultra-wide: 12MP f/2.2, 114-degree FoV
  • LDAF
  •  Video:
    • 4K 60FPS video capture support on all cameras
    • 10-bit HDR video capture support
  • Primary: 50MP f/1.85, OIS
  • Ultra-wide: 12MP f/2.2, 125.8-degree FoV, autofocus
  • Telephoto: 48MP f/3.5, 5x optical zoom, Super Res Zoom up to 30x, OIS
  • LDAF
  • Video:
    • 4K 60FPS video capture support on all cameras
    • 10-bit HDR video capture support
Front Camera(s)
  • 10.8MP f/2.2 upgraded ultra-wide selfie camera, 92.8-degree FoV, fixed focus
  • Larger sensor for better night-time photos
  • 10.8MP f/2.2 upgraded ultra-wide selfie camera, 92.8-degree FoV, fixed focus
  • Larger sensor for better night-time photos
Port(s) USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2
Audio Stereo speakers Stereo speakers
Connectivity
  • 5G (mmWave support on select models)
  • 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Wi-Fi 6E
  • NFC
  • 5G (mmWave support on select models)
  • 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi 6E
  • NFC
Software
  • Android 13
  • Minimum 5 years of security updates
  • Android 13
  • Minimum 5 years of security updates
Other Features
  • Google One VPN
  • Software features:
    • Photo Unblur
    • Faster Night Sight
    • Real Tone improvements
    • Cinematic Blur
    • Audio message transcription
    • Clear calling
  • Google One VPN
  • Software features:
    • Photo Unblur
    • Faster Night Sight
    • Real Tone improvements
    • Cinematic Blur
    • Audio message transcription
    • Clear calling
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The camera department on the Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 7 offer some differences; for starters, the Pro variant comes with a 48-megapixel telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom, a feature that is missing from the standard variant. Thankfully, the rest of the specifications are the same, and you are getting a 50-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera (autofocus only on Pixel 7 Pro), and a 10.8-megapixel front camera with 4K video recording.

As far as the features are concerned, the Pro version will support Macro Focus through the ultra-wide camera, along with 30x high-resolution zoom as compared to 8x high-resolution zoom. Aside from that, you are also getting features such as RealTone and Movie Motion Blur on both phones.

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Moving onto the memory configuration, we are looking at 12 gigs of RAM and either 128 gigs or 256 gigs of storage for the Pixel 7 Pro. For the standard Pixel 7, you are looking at 8 gigs of RAM along with either 128 or 256 gigs of storage.

The standard variant supports wired and wireless charging, with 21W wired and 20W wireless charging speeds. The Pixel 7 has a smaller battery at 4,355 mAh. The Pixel 7 Pro is going to deliver a 5,000 mAh battery, with 23W wired fast charging, a 20W+ wireless charging. Both phones are running Google's Tensor G2, which is built upon a 4nm manufacturing process. It also uses three core (2+2+4) clusters, a Tensor Processing Unit for machine learning, Google's Titan security chip is also present, allowing for a much more securer overall experience.

Both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro also ship with in-display fingerprint scanners along with IP68 water resistance.

As far as the pricing and availability are concerned, the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will be available in these colors Obsidian (black), Snow (white/silver), and Hazel (green/gold). Whereas the standard Pixel 7 is launching in Snow, Obsidian, and Lemongrass. The phones will be available for preorder starting today in 17 countries, and devices shipping from October 13th.

  • Pixel 7: 8/128GB: $599
  • Pixel 7: 8/256GB: $699
  • Pixel 7 Pro 12/128GB: $899
  • Pixel 7 Pro 12/256GB: $999
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