Google Pixel 7 & 7 Pro: News, Price, Release Date, Specs & More

Pixel 7 gets the Tensor G2 processor, 5G support, Face Unlock, and an under-display fingerprint reader

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The Pixel 7 introduces the new Tensor G2 processor. It has 5G support, Face Unlock, and an under-display fingerprint reader.

Pixel 7 Release Date

Google unveiled the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro at the October 6, 2022, Google event. The actual release date was October 13. You can view the Pixel 7 phones at the Google Store.

Google might be adding a third phone to this lineup: Pixel 7a. According to 9to5Google, the Pixel 7a will have a flagship-grade camera, 90Hz display, and wireless charging, and could arrive in 2023.

Pixel 7 Price

The Pixel 7 starts at $599, and the Pixel 7 Pro starts at $899. These are the same starting prices as the Pixel 6.

The price changes a bit depending on the storage capacity:

  • Pixel 7 Pro (512 GB) —$1099
  • Pixel 7 Pro (256 GB) — $999
  • Pixel 7 Pro (128 GB) — $899
  • Pixel 7 (256 GB) — $699
  • Pixel 7 (128 GB) — $599

Pixel 7 Features & Specs

The Pixel 7 introduced new camera features like Photo Unblur and Macro Focus. The former can remove blur and visual noise in Google Photos with just one tap, regardless of the device that originally took the photo. With Macro Focus (on the Pixel 7 Pro), Google says "even your tiniest subjects look extraordinary."

Another big improvement is the Google Tensor G2 chip. This is the second iteration of Google Silicon; the first is found in the Pixel 6. Google says that the G2 features a “next-generation Google custom TPU,” which TechCrunch reports, "allows certain machine learning tasks to run up to 60% faster and up to 20% more efficiently."

Here are some other features new to the Pixel 7 Pro compared to the Pixel 6 Pro:

  • Scratch-resistant cover glass
  • Up to 1,000 nits (HDR) and up to 1,500 nits (peak brightness)
  • A full 24 hours more battery life with Extreme Battery Saver
  • Face Unlock
  • Newer processor
  • Wider field of view in the ultrawide camera
  • 5x optical zoom in the telephoto camera

Here's a look at some of the ways in which the Pixel 7 Pro differs from the Pixel 7:

Pixel 7 Pro Only:

  • Aluminum finish
  • 6.7-inch display
  • Triple rear camera system
  • Macro Focus
  • QHD+ LTPO OLED Smooth Display

Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro:

  • Tensor G2 chip
  • Five years of security updates
  • Free VPN
  • Audio message transcription from the Messages app
  • Pixel Call Assist
  • An array of accessibility features
  • 5G connectivity
  • Always-on display
  • Fast wireless charging
  • Face unlock
  • Under-display fingerprint reader

Android 13 arrived on the Pixel in August 2022, so all those changes will come to the Pixel 7 at launch. These include Foreground Services Task Manager to better manage running services, per-app language settings, 24-hour battery usage alerts, and additional advanced privacy controls.

Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Specs
Pixel 7 Pro Pixel 7
Screen: 6.7" smooth LTP QHD+ / 1440 x 3120 / up to 120Hz 6.3" FHD+ resolution / up to 90Hz
RAM: 12 GB 8 GB
Processor: Google Tensor G2 Google Tensor G2
Storage: 128/256/512 GB 128/256 GB
Camera: 50MP wide-angle; 12MP ultra-wide-angle; 48MP telephoto 5x zoom; 10.8MP front-facing 50MP wide-angle; 12MP ultra-wide-angle; 10.8MP front-facing
Camera Features: Macro Focus / Super-res 30x zoom / Real Tone / Movie Motion Blur Super-res 8x zoom / Real Tone / Movie Motion Blur
Video: Up to 4K at 60 FPS Up to 4K at 60 FPS
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E; 5G, Bluetooth 5.2 Wi-Fi 6E; 5G, Bluetooth 5.2
Battery: 5000 mAh 4335 mAh
Charging: Fast wireless charging / USB-C charger Fast wireless charging / USB-C charger
Dust and Waterproof: IP68 IP68
Screen Unlock: Face unlock and in-display fingerprint sensor Face unlock and in-display fingerprint sensor
OS: Android 13 Android 13

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