Following the success of last year’s Pixel 6 series smartphones, Google is now back with the launch of it’s next generation’s Pixel 7 flagship devices which will provide tough competition against some of the recent models such as Apple’s iPhone 14 and Xiaomi’s 12T series smartphones.
Among the many upgrades include the second-gen Tensor chipset as well as a significantly bumped up camera system that promises an even more enjoyable mobile photography experience. Without further ado, let’s check out what the new devices have in store for us!
Google Pixel 7 Pro
In terms of design, the new Google Pixel 7 Pro isn’t exactly a huge departure from it’s predecessor. Some of the more notable changes here include the adoption of a metallic frame for it’s rear-facing camera bar as well as the arrangement of the camera’s lenses. Of course, the new models also come with brand new color options that make them more distinguishable.
Upfront, the Pixel 7 Pro retains the same 6.71” display size as the Pixel 6 Pro. It’s based on an AMOLED panel that supports an ultra-sharp QHD+ screen resolution and a fast 120Hz adaptive refresh rate which intelligently switches between 10Hz to 120Hz according to the onscreen content to prolong battery life. Other than that, it also features an accurate and responsive in-display fingerprint scanner and has an additional layer of Gorilla Glass Victus atop to protect the screen against accidental drops or scratches.
Coming to the imaging side of things, the Google Pixel 7 Pro relies on a triple-cam system headlined by a 50 megapixels main camera featuring a large 1/1.31” sensor size with OIS and EIS stabilization onboard. As for the other two cameras, they include a 12 megapixels ultra-wide camera with autofocus as well as a 48 megapixels telephoto unit that’s able to achieve 5x optical zoom.
Hardware-aside, the Pixel 7 Pro is also backed by advanced AI-driven camera features such as the super useful Magic Eraser which allows users to easily remove photobombers and distractions from photos, as well as Face Unblur that helps to clearly capture faces even in the toughest conditions. Likewise, features such as Real Tone and Night Sight had also been updated and improved.
Under the hood, the new Pixel 7 Pro is powered by the latest Tensor G2 chipset which is said to run machine learning tasks 60% faster and 20% more efficiently. This allows the phone to support new features such as Photo Unblur that make blurry photos look more legible. Memory-wise, the Pixel 7 Pro comes with 12GB RAM and features up to 512GB onboard storage.
Keeping it’s lights on is a respectable 5,000mAh battery that brings support for 30W fast wired charging as well as 23W wireless charging. Software-wise, the phone will be shipped with the latest Android 13 OS which is guaranteed to receive 3 major OS updates and 5 years of security patches.
Those who’re interested can pick the phone from three different color options such as Obsidian, Hazel and Snow. Pricing for the Google Pixel 7 Pro will start from S$1,299 for the 8GB+128GB trim.
Google Pixel 7
The vanilla Pixel 7 is very much like the Pixel 7 Pro in terms of design. However, the front display is comparatively smaller at just 6.3”. Also, it’s AMOLED display supports a slightly toned-down FHD+ screen resolution and a slower 90Hz refresh rate than it’s Pro counterpart.
Aside from that, there are also other notable differences between their underlying hardware. For instance, the Google Pixel 7 only has two cameras at the back rather than three. To be more specific, it retains the 50 megapixels main camera and 12 megapixels ultra-wide unit while ditching the telephoto camera.
Just like the Pixel 7 Pro, the Google Pixel 7 is also powered by the same Tensor G2 chipset. However, the phone is offered only in 8GB RAM option and up to 256GB onboard storage. Battery capacity on the other hand, drops to 4,355mAh even though it supports the same 30W wired charging speed.
Google offers the Pixel 7 in three different colorways such as Obsidian, Lemongrass and Snow. It’ll be priced starting from just S$999 in the local market for the 8GB+128GB model.