When Does Pixel 7 Come Out? Release Date, Price, Specs, and Features!
The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are Google’s newest flagship devices, but they don’t seem to be all that different from last year’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
The now-public specifications suggest that these are merely incremental upgrades that aim to further refine the Pixel lineup rather than radically alter it.
Even so, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are highly anticipated because they are expected to be Google’s best smartphones to date, thanks to their superior cameras, enhanced performance, and streamlined form factor.
You can find the most important information about them down below, including technical specifications, features, availability, and cost.
Our in-depth review of the Google Pixel Watch, which has been anticipated for quite some time, is also available for your perusal.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Release Date and Price
On October 6, Google unveiled the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, both of which are now available for pre-order. The phones will begin shipping on October 13.
The Pixel 7 starts at $600 (£649/ AU$999), and it comes with 128 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM. The price jumps to $699 / £699 / AU$1,129 for 256GB of storage, with a consistent 8GB of RAM across all configurations.
Meanwhile, 12GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space come standard with the Pixel 7 Pro, which starts at $899 / £849 / AU$1,299. For 256GB of storage, the cost increases to $999 / £949 / AU$1,449, and for 512GB, the cost increases to $1,099 / AU$1,599 (although the latter model is unavailable in the UK).
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Design and Display
Similar to the Pixel 6, the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro include a horizontal camera visor across the back, but this time it’s constructed out of aluminium.
The Pixel 7’s glass back is available in black, white, and a mild yellowish green called Lemongrass, while the Pixel 7 Pro’s glass back comes in black, white, and a greyish green called Hazel.
The sides are also made of aluminium, and the front is covered with a flat-screen made of Gorilla Glass Victus and equipped with a camera in a punch hole at the top centre.
Both the Pixel 7 (155.6 x 73.2 x 8.7 mm) and Pixel 7 Pro (162.9 x 76.6 x 8.9 mm) are light and compact smartphones, but the Pixel 7 Pro is noticeably larger and heavier. With an IP68 rating, both phones are protected against dust and water.
The Pixel 7’s display is a 6.3-inch, 1080 x 2400 OLED panel with a pixel density of 416 PPI and a maximum brightness of 1,400 nits. Like the last iteration, this one features a refresh rate of 90Hz, which is significantly lower than the 120Hz found in most smartphones in this price range.
There are 512 pixels per inch on the 6.7-inch, 1440 x 3120 OLED display on the Pixel 7 Pro, and the device can refresh at a rapid 120 frames per second while reaching a maximum brightness of 1,500 nits.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Cameras
The Google Pixel 7’s dual-lens camera consists of a 50-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilisation (f/1.85) and a 12-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide f/2.2 lens that captures a 114 degree field of view.
The front camera on this phone is 10.8 megapixels and has an aperture of f/2.2. Both the front and rear cameras can shoot video at up to 4K resolution and 60 frames per second.
Both the primary and ultra-wide lenses are the same on the Google Pixel 7 Pro, but now there’s also a telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom and 48 megapixels (MP) with an aperture of f/3.5. A larger 125.8-degree field of view is available with its ultra-wide camera.
Night and portrait modes, Cinematic Blur (to give videos a shallow depth-of-field appearance), Photo Unblur (to sharpen fuzzy shots), Magic Eraser, and Super Res Zoom are just a few of the many camera settings and functions available (offering 8x digital zoom for the Pixel 7 or 30x for the Pixel 7 Pro).
Actually, the Pixel 7 can achieve near optical 2x zoom quality with the help of Super Res Zoom, while the Pixel 7 Pro can do it at 10x and supports digital zoom at up to 30x.
Guided Frame additionally includes auditory instruction, high-contrast visual animations, and haptic feedback to facilitate self-portraiture for the vision impaired.
In addition, the Pixel 7 Pro has a Macro Focus mode that allows you to shoot sharp pictures from as close as 3 centimetres away.
Google claims that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro have the best camera quality in the company’s history and that the devices’ cameras work well even in low light.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Battery
The Pixel 7’s 4,355mAh battery allows for over 24 hours of use in normal mode and up to 72 hours in Extreme Battery Saver mode. The 30W power supply is sufficient to provide a 50% charge in about 30 minutes. Wireless charging is an additional feature of the phone.
According to Google’s specifications, the Pixel 7 Pro’s 5,000 mAh battery has the same life and charging speeds as the Pixel 7’s 3,500 mAh battery.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Specs and Features
The Tensor G2 is the chipset used by both the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro. The Pixel 6 series uses the second generation of this chipset, which, according to Google, makes machine learning up to 60% faster and up to 20% more efficient. For added protection, a Titan M2 security chip has been integrated here.
In addition, a virtual private network (VPN) will be included with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro at no additional cost later this year.
Both devices run Android 13, have stereo speakers, fingerprint scanners embedded in the screens, capability for in-screen fingerprint scanning, and can be unlocked using a facial recognition system.
Both phones come with three months of Google One and YouTube Premium free of charge, and Google guarantees at least five years of security upgrades, exactly like the Pixel 6.