Google’s Pixel event today delivered exactly what we expected: a bunch of new phones and a brand new Pixel Watch. The previously teased Google Pixel 7 has officially been unveiled, and while it doesn’t differ dramatically from its predecessor, it does come with a number of important changes. Key to this is Google’s new Tensor G2 chipset, which promises faster performance, improved efficiency and more for both the Pixel 7 and its bigger brother, the Pixel 7 Pro. As for the Pixel Watch, it looks right at home alongside the new smartphones and requires a lot of health and fitness savvy from Google-owned Fitbit. Here’s how to pre-order the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch.
Google Pixel 7
Google’s Pixel 7 smartphone is available for pre-order today, starting at $599. It’s available in three colors – Snow, Obsidian, and Lemongrass – and will be available everywhere on October 14th. Those who pre-order through Amazon can get a free $100 gift card with their new Pixel 7.
Preorder Pixel 7 on Google – $599 Preorder Pixel 7 on Amazon – $599
The company’s latest flagship isn’t all that different from last year’s model, but the changes Google has made aren’t to be scoffed at. The Pixel 7 features an always-on 6.3-inch FHD 90Hz display made from scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass Victus and an IP68-rated recycled aluminum chassis. It runs on Google’s new Tensor G2 chipset, which promises better machine learning capabilities, increased efficiency, and improved photo features like Night Sight. It also comes with 8GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of storage.
The Pixel 7’s cameras have been updated to include a 10.8-megapixel front shooter that’s now identical to the front-facing camera on the high-end Pixel 7 Pro. There’s also a new feature called Guided Frame that helps people with visual impairments take better selfies by using audio and haptic prompts. The rear array includes a 50-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. Google promises improved Real Tone photography and low-light images, as well as better video features like Cinematic Blur, 4K Cinematic Pan, and 240fps Slo-Mo.
Google is also promising five years of security updates for the Pixel 7, as well as an “adaptive battery” feature that will see the handset last over 24 hours. Extreme Battery Saver adds so the phone lasts up to 72 hours.
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google’s Pixel 7 Pro is available for pre-order starting today, starting at $899. It’s available in three colors – Snow, Obsidian, and Hazel – and will be available everywhere on October 14th. Those who pre-order through Amazon can get a free $200 gift card with their new Pixel 7 Pro.
Pre-order Pixel 7 Pro at Google – $899 Pre-order Pixel 7 Pro at Amazon – $899
As you’d expect, the Pixel 7 Pro is an upgrade over the standard model in a few ways. It’s bigger, with an always-on 6.7-inch 120Hz QHD+ display and a body with the same IP68 durability as the Pixel 7. It also runs on the new Tensor G2 chipset and has an improved one triple rear camera system with a 50 MP wide-angle camera, a 12 MP ultra-wide angle lens and a 48 MP telephoto shooter with 5x optical zoom and support for up to 30x Super Res zoom. Other internal specs include 12GB of RAM and a choice of 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of onboard storage.
The other difference between the Pixel 7 Pro and the standard model is that the 7 Pro has a slightly larger battery (5,000mAh) than the regular handset (4,355mAh), but both have the same estimated battery lives. Both also support fast charging, which delivers 50 per cent juice in just 30 minutes when using Google’s 30W power adapter, which you can purchase separately.
Google pixel watch
The new Google Pixel Watch is available for pre-order today, starting at $350 for the WiFi models and $400 for the WiFi + LTE models. It comes in three colors and will be available everywhere on October 14th.
Preorder Pixel Watch on Google – $350 Preorder Pixel Watch on Amazon – $350
Google’s first smartwatch in the Pixel family takes many design cues from its phones and health-tracking chops from Fitbit. The round case has an almost invisible bezel and a slightly curved 320ppi AMOLED display that’s always on. It has a built-in 294mAh battery that Google claims will last 24 hours before needing a charge, and the watch comes with a magnetic USB-C charging cable. The Pixel Watch runs on an Exynos 9110 SoC and has built-in sensors such as heart rate monitor, GPS, accelerometer, altimeter, gyroscope and others.
Many of these sensors power the watch’s health and fitness-tracking capabilities, all of which build on Fitbit’s expertise in this area (Google completed its purchase of Fitbit back in 2021). The Pixel Watch tracks daily activity and sleep, plus it has 40 exercise modes and an ECG app for additional measurements. Those familiar with Fitbit will note that the watch also supports metrics like Daily Readiness Score, Active Zone Minutes, and more, and works with the paid Fitbit Premium service. Google also plans to bring fall detection to the Pixel Watch in the coming months.
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