At today’s Google Event, Google announced the long-awaited Pixel 7 series including the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. This year’s Pixel packs a lot of stuff including the new Tensor G2 and next-generation Titan M2 for better security.
The Pixel 7 comes with a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, supposedly AMOLED with a 90Hz refresh rate and 1400nits of peak brightness. In terms of battery, the Pixel 7 sees a slight downgrade from 4600mAh from Pixel to 4355 mAh, with support for 21W wired fast charging and 20W of wireless fast charging. As for the storage, you get to choose from 128GB and 256GB of storage, with 8GB of RAM. For the connectivity department, you will get to see WiFi 6E+ support. For the camera, the Pixel 7 will get just a 50MP main sensor, and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, where the 50MP sensor can act as a telephoto by cropping into a 50MP shot by 2X.
The front-facing camera now has a 10.8MP sensor, in comparison to the 8MP sensor used before. This sensor is now capable to work as a face unlock using ML.
Out of the box, you will see Android 13 is supported for 3 major OS updates and 5 years of Security updates. As for availability, the Pixel 7 is now available for pre-order starting today for a price tag of $599 and is now available in more countries including India, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Netherlands, and Singapore. As for the colors, you get to choose from Obsidian, Snow, and Lemongrass.
Pixel 7 Pro
The Pixel 7 Pro Comes with a massive 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO display with a VRR between 10Hz to 120Hz. The display will have a slight curve on the side, with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on top. Underneath the redesigned Camera Bar at the back, Google has now added a 50MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide, and a 48MP telephoto lens with 5X optical zoom.
With the new camera setup, Google introduced Super Res Zoom, along with the new Cinematic Blur mode for videos. The front camera also supports face unlock, with 4K 30FPS recording whereas the rear camera setup is capable to capture 4K 60FPS.
In terms of storage, you get UFS 3.1 storage with options to choose between 128GB and 256GB and 12GB LPDDR5 RAM. As for the battery, you get a 5,000mAh battery that can fast charge at 23W via power brick and 20W on wireless chargers.
Out of the box, you get Android 13 and are entitled to get 3 major OS updates with 5 years of Security updates. As for the pricing, the Pixel 7 Pro will start from $899, with pre-orders starting today, and will be made available in countries similar to the Pixel 7 availability. As for the colors, you get three – Obsidian, Snow, and Hazel.
The Tensor G2 is the heart of the Pixel 7 series. The SoC is co-developed with Samsung on a 4nm node in a three-core cluster to bring in minor improvements including power efficiency, better TPU, and the new-generation Titan M2 security chip. The new SoC also brings in the capability to record 10-bit HDR video in the Pixel 7 Series.
Exclusive features and software services.
Along with the Pixel 7 series, you will get tons of features, that include feature drop updates, and some on-launch features that will remain for the lifetime of the device.
You will get Magic Eraser, Photo Unblur, Face Unblur, and Real Tone by default.
Face unlock is considered to be the to-go feature and considered to be the alternative to the fingerprint scanner. However, in Android, Face Unlock was king of hit-and-miss. With the new Pixel 7 series, you get to see face unlock with the front-facing camera, along with the security and power of the ML.
As part of the security, you also get Google VPN for free, which in general costs you $9.99/m along with 2TB of Google Drive storage. However, this is set to “Coming Soon” and will drop in later this year.
Guided Frame is a new feature for people with visual impairment. With Guided Frame, the Pixel camera will tell you how to properly frame yourself for a perfect selfie.
With the introduction of macro photography, people have been craving to bring in the details of tiny objects up close to human eyes. And Google being Google, has introduced a dedicated Macro Focus option in the Pixel Camera App. The feature uses the ultra-wide camera for the macro shots with the capability of auto-focus for an object as close as 30mm and tuning in with the capabilities of HDR in the scene.
Another talk of the show is the Super Res Zoom. Using this, the Pixel 7 is capable to achieve a good quality image even in the highest possible zoom supported. With the Pixel 7, you will get a 2X zoom with high-res details using the main 50MP sensor, which will crop in 2X to get the best shot to a 12.5MP shot. Furthermore, the Pixel 7 Pro gets a 10x image in a 12.5MP photo, combined with the new Zoom Stabilization, you can capture an image at above 15x zoom. The image upscaling then kicks in when you reach 20x zoom.
Thanks to the new Tensor G2, the above features look way too powerful thanks to the new ML algorithms. But wait, this is not the only thing. With the Pixel 7 series, you also get Cinematic Blur. This feature adds a blurred background when recording video, adding to the depth sensation of the video.
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Also, check out the complete event here.
Source: Google YT