Albeit not as commemorated, 2022’s ‘Made By Google’ launch event took place yesterday in New York City. The tech giant uncovered the all-new Pixel Watch, Pixel Tab, and the Pixel 7 series. Dismally, we got no intimation of the much-anticipated Pixel foldable device. Stay tuned to learn more about the devices.
Pixel 7 and 7 Pro
The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro carry forward their predecessors’ indubitable visor-like camera layout. This time around, the continuous aluminum frame running across the top half of the phone provides an aperture to identify the lenses. Like last year, the smartphones flaunt an IP68-rated glass-sandwich design protected using Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
The Pixel 7 features a flat display with FHD+ resolution, up to 1400 nits of peak brightness, and support for HDR playback. The 6.3″ OLED can refresh at 90Hz. Contrariwise, the Pixel 7 Pro houses a curved behemoth measuring 6.7″ diagonally and having a QHD+ resolution. It, too, is an OLED possessing HDR capabilities. Being an LTPO screen, the Pixel 7 Pro can dynamically calibrate its refresh rate from 10Hz to 120Hz.
Under the hood, the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are cut from the same cloth. Powering the phones is the second generation Tensor SoC, called Tensor G2. Performance and efficiency claims are up by 60% and 20%, respectively. Built on a 4nm fabrication process, the Tensor G2 will work in tandem with the Titan M2 security coprocessor, LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.1 storage type. Booting out of the box with Android 13, Google vows to provide three OS upgrades and keep the phones updated for half a decade.
The freshly prettified camera array on the Pixel 7 includes a primary 50 MP ƒ/1.85 sensor, and the Pixel 6 Pro sourced 12 MP ƒ/2.2 ultra-wide sensor with a 114-degree field of view. The Pixel 7 Pro houses the same 50 MP sensor having an ƒ/1.85 aperture. Additionally, there’s a 12 MP ƒ/2.2 ultra-wide sensor with a 125.8-degree field of view and a 48 MP ƒ/3.5 telephoto camera that can zoom in five times optically.
Pixel 7 Pro’s telephoto lens and the primary lenses on either device are optically stabilized. Furthermore, the Pixel 7 Pro’s ultra-wide sensor features autofocus capabilities, allowing the phone to click macro pictures. A laser autofocus system assists the cameras on both models. A fixed focus 10.8 MP ƒ/2.2 sensor handles the selfies. Videography on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro maxes out at 60 fps in 4K resolution on either side. New camera features include Guided Frame, Photo Unblur and Face Unblur.
The Pixel 7 Pro gets its juice from a 5000mAh cell, while the Pixel 7 from a mere 4355mAh cell. Nonetheless, both phones’ USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 port supports power delivery at 30W. Other notable features include 5G connectivity, Bluetooth v5.2, Wi-Fi 6E, NFC, optical under-display fingerprint scanner, face unlock, stereo speakers, e-SIM functionality, wireless charging, wireless battery sharing, extreme battery saver mode, built-in free VPN using Google One, and many more.
Pixel Watch is Google’s avatar of a masterpiece running on WearOS. The Pixel Watch incorporates a seamless 41mm 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 top over a metal body having a side button and haptic crown. The OLED display with a pixel density of 320ppi maxes out at 1000 nits of peak brightness and has the always-on feature. Google claims the 294mAh cell inside can last up to 24 hours on a single run. The same charges via a proprietary magnetic dock in 80 minutes flat.
Powering the watch is the Exynos 9110 SoC with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC flash storage. Apart from the usuals, like a compass sensor, gyroscope, and others, the Pixel Watch also features an ECG sensor, SpO2 sensor, NFC for online payments, fall detection (coming later), speaker and microphone for calls, 4G LTE connectivity, and GPS. The Pixel Watch relies on the Fitbit app to track health and fitness statistics. One can also enjoy using apps and Google goodies like Google Wallet, Google Home, Google Assistant, Google Maps, etc.
While Google didn’t disclose much about the upcoming Pixel Tab, they did reveal a handful of remarkable attributes. The Pixel Tab follows the aesthetics of other Pixel devices, and a few instances include smooth corners, pastel colors, and the material design of Android 13. It will run on the same Tensor G2 chipset as the Pixel 7 series.
The thing that caught everyone’s eye was Google’s way of tackling deserted tablets. The Pixel Tab can become a maxed-out Nest Hub with a specialized docking station. Besides, the docking station houses speakers of its own that will help amplify the tablet’s speaker system. Over and above that, it will also keep the tablet powered 24/7. Google will officially launch the Pixel Tab in 2023.
Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch: Pricing and Color Options
|Product||Colorways||Pricing (India)||Pricing (United States)|
|8GB + 128GB |
|8GB + 128GB|
8GB + 256GB
|Pixel 7 Pro||Snow|
|12GB + 128GB |
|12GB + 128GB|
12GB + 256GB
12GB + 512GB
|Pixel Watch||Champagne Gold case/Hazel Active band|
Matte Black case/Obsidian Active band
Polished Silver case/Charcoal Active band
Polished Silver case/Chalk Active band
|Not available in India||Bluetooth/Wi-Fi only (41mm)|
4G LTE + Bluetooth/Wi-Fi (41mm)