Google confirmed a launch event for October: big news is coming from Mountain View. Among these, the launch of the new one is highly anticipated Pixel 7 e del Pixel 7 Pro: that promises top-of-the-range specifications and competitive price. Google has already previewed these devices atl Google I/O 2022, but in the meantime, information on specifications and features has also leaked here everything we know about the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.
Pixel 7 and 7 Pro: specs, features and everything we know
The Pixel 6 series has convinced a lot of users: they are not perfect smartphones, but they have a lot of arrows to make technology enthusiasts fall in love. A original design and different from all the others, a good photographic department but made excellent by the Google software, and then so much artificial intelligence to astound.
The seventh generation of Pixel seems to want to continue at the same pace, improving the design and above all the technical characteristics. And with theeak of the last few monthswe have some idea of how Google is going to do this.
Google Pixel 7: launch date
At Google I / O 2022 the company confirmed that the two devices would arrive by the end of the year and that they would chiamati Pixel 7 e Pixel 7 Pro. We were expecting a launch between September and October, as we are used to doing from the first Pixel model.
And in fact it will be like this again this year. Google confirmed an event in person a Brooklyn, NYscheduled for 6 October at 10 am local time (4 pm Italian time). In addition to the two smartphones, at the event we will also see the announcement of the very first Pixel Watch and in all likelihood other devices as well (perhaps new budget headphones?).
Smartphones already have their own page on the Italian Google Store, so as happened for the latest smartphones we should immediately see the products also in our country. We expect an official launch in stores by October.
The design of the new devices
With the past generation, Google introduced the horizontal bar to accommodate cameras, almost a “Viewer” on the back of the smartphone. A design unlike anyone else on the market in which the company strongly believes as a distinctive trait. And so it also confirms it for Pixel 7, with the official images released at this year’s Google I / O.
This time around, however, it will be aluminum and will house two cameras in an oval cut-out in both smartphones. However, the model Pro will have an “additional circle” to house the third sensor.
For the rest, expect a smartphone that is visually very similar to the current models. A small central cut-out at the top of the screenor for the selfie camera. Flat screen for the Pixel 7 and with rounded edges on the side for the Pro.
The base model should measure 155.6 x 73.1 x 8.7mm (slightly lower and wider than the 6), while the Pro 163 x 76.6 x 8.7mm.
Pixel 7 and 7 Pro: the technical specifications
Although Google has revealed the design of the Pixel 7 line, it hasn’t talked much about the technical specifications. But it looks like the display will have essentially the same technology as the current one, with the base model at 90Hz while the Pro will reach 120Hz. Either way, the panel will be from Samsung.
As for the processor instead, we should see Tensor 2: the second generation of the Google chip. According to rumors, it should have a setup Armv9 consisting of Cortex-X2, Cortex-A710, Cortex-A510 cores, with Mali-G710 GPU. But there is no certainty about this: other sources report that Google will still work with Armv8. Furthermore, connectivity should be entrusted to the modem Exynos 5300 by Samsung. And there are even those who speculate may have one AMD’s GPU like some of the latest Samsung chips.
The truth is, we don’t know these details well enough at the moment. Nor do we know which new ones functionality will enable with artificial intelligence. However, it seems legitimate to expect a chip that is not the fastest ever, but that enables Google software for new features and perfect shots.
As for the battery and charging, at the moment there is still no reliable news. But even then, we don’t expect major changes.
Speaking of perfect shots: Google has been teaching us for years that software makes a difference (something even Apple believes a lot in). So much so that the Pixel 6a have the same cameras that we have seen on the Pixels for years and are in any case between the best in that price range for photos and videos.
But the Pixel 6s (especially the Pro) have raised the bar and it seems that Google wants to continue on this path. In the sense that we do not expect big changes compared to the Pixel 6. We will in fact have to see a 50MP Isocell GN1 main sensor and a 12MP Sony IMX381 wide angle sensor, while the selfie camera should be one Samsung 3J1 da 11MP.
I change instead for the Pro: the telephoto lens should no longer be a Sony IMX586 but a Samsung GM1. But both are from 48MP and of excellent quality, so it remains to evaluate the reason for this change: perhaps some specific function on the zoom?
Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro: price and availability
Last year the two new Pixel 6s hit the market with a cost of 649 euros for the basic model and 899 euros for the Pro model. And we don’t expect that to change that much this year. But we point out that in a short time both smartphones have greatly reduced the price in the stores.
The Pixel 6s had arrived in Italy in January 2022, due to the lack of availability. But the good success of the devices would seem to have convinced Google to launch immediately the products also in our market. Do not want to raise our hopes too much, but we will also be able to see the devices by the end of October (and we will fight in the editorial office over who will do the review!).
Finally, as for the colors we should see Obsidian, Snow for both, with the Pixel 7 that will also have the Lemongrass (lit. Citronella) while the Pro will have theHazel (Hazelnut).
These are the news that we will have to see on the new Pixels. But what we really would like to find out unfortunately only proof can reveal it to us Direct: Did Google fix the problems with the slow fingerprint reader? Do you aim to provide bug-free software? Do you have any news for the camera? We will be able to discover all this in October. We will keep you posted.