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Google unveils Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro

Updated 3 weeks ago
Published Oct 6th, 2022 10:31AM EDT
Google's Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are coming this fall.
Image: Google

Google unveiled the Pixel 7 series on Thursday, and the two smartphones will be available for preorder online soon after the launch event. The new Android devices did not have any real secrets left after a series of massive leaks that preceded the press conference. Fans of the Pixel line already knew what to expect from the new devices, what they’ll cost, and when they’ll ship to buyers.

Today, Google finally confirmed all the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro designs, specs, prices, and release date. The Pixel 7 will be released on October 13th starting at $599, and we’ll tell you everything you need to know in this article.

Pixel 7 design: Pixel 6 deja-vu

The new Pixels are almost identical to their predecessors. That’s something we learned back at Google I/O 2022. Google confirmed all the design rumors, teasing the phones in response to the increasing number of leaks. Since then, we saw the price and release date leak, along with plenty of additional imagery.

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro feature all-screen hole-punch displays with fingerprint sensors placed under the screen.

The Pixel6’s horizontal camera bump is back once again, featuring a refined design. Rather than a glass enclosure, the rear camera system features a metal camera module with openings for the cameras. We have two rear-facing cameras on the Pixel 7 and three on the Pixel 7 Pro. If you’re already rocking one of the three Pixel 6 variants, an upgrade to the Pixel 7 models isn’t necessary.

But the new Pixel 7 phones are definitely exciting. Buyers looking for a brand-new Android flagship experience should check them out.

Pixel 7 Pro design: Front and back.
Pixel 7 Pro design: Front and back. Image source: Google

Pixel 7 Pro specs

The Pixel 7 phones will not deliver any significant specs improvements this year, just as they don’t feature a big redesign. But they’ll be better and more refined than the Pixel 6 series.

The most significant change concerns the processor. Google’s Tensor G2 System-on-Chip (SoC) will power both phones, so you’ll get identical performance from each model. The Pixel 7 Pro does get more RAM if that’s something you’re considering.

The second notable improvement, and one of the Pixel highlights Google will always insist on, is the camera experience. We’re looking at better zoom and a wider field of view on the ultrawide camera. The Pixel 7 camera is almost identical.

Pixel 7 Pro smartphone.
Pixel 7 Pro smartphone. Image source: Google

Here’s what you can expect from the Pixel 7 Pro’s specs:

  • Size: 162.9 x 76.55 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 212g
  • 6.7-inch 120Hz pOLED flat screen with 3120 x 1440 resolution, 1500 nits peak brightness
  • Under-display fingerprint sensor and face recognition
  • Gorilla Glass 7 Victus glass
  • Google Tensor G2 chip and Titan M2 security chip
  • 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM
  • 128GB/256GB/512GB of UFS 3.1 storage
  • Camera 1: 50-megapixels, f/1.85, 1/1.3″, OIS, autofocus, 82° FOV
  • Camera 2: 12-megapixels, ultra-wide angle, f/2.2, 1/2.9″, autofocus, 125° FOV
  • Camera 3: 48-megapixels, telephoto lens, f/3.5, 1/2.5″”, OIS, autofocus, 30x Super Resolution Zoom, 5x optical zoom
  • 10.8-megapixel selfie camera: f/2.2, 1/3.1″, 93° FOV
  • 5,000 mAh battery with up to 72 hours of life when on Extreme Battery Saver
  • Wireless Charging: 23W
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • 5G
  • USB-C connectivity
  • dual SIM support (nano and eSIM)
  • IP68 rating
  • Stereo speakers
  • Android 13 with 5 years of security updates

The handset will retail for $899 in the USA and come in three colors: Snow, Obsidian, and Hazel.

Pixel 7 specs are also impressive

The Pixel 6 offered incredible value for money last year, and it looks like the Pixel 7 will follow suit. As leaks said, the handset will cost $599 in the US. It’ll be available in Snow, Obsidian, and Lemongrass.

Pixel 7 design: Front and back.
Pixel 7 design: Front and back. Image source: Google

Like the Pro, the Pixel 7 will deliver a few upgrades. Here’s what you can expect from it:

  • Size: 155.64 x 73.16 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 195.5g
  • 6.32-inch 90Hz pOLED flat screen with 2400 x 1080 resolution, 1400 nits peak brightness
  • Under-display fingerprint sensor and face recognition
  • Gorilla Glass 7 Victus glass
  • Google Tensor G2 chip and Titan M2 security chip
  • 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM
  • 128GB/256GB of UFS 3.1 storage
  • Camera 1: 50-megapixels, f/1.85, 1/1.3″, OIS, autofocus, 82° FOV
  • Camera 2: 12-megapixels, ultra-wide angle, f/2.2, 1/2.9″, 8x digital zoom, 106° FOV
  • 10.8-megapixel selfie camera: f/2.2, 1/3.1″, 97° FOV
  • 4,355 mAh battery with up to 72 hours of life when on Extreme Battery Saver
  • Wireless Charging: 21W
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • 5G
  • USB-C connectivity
  • dual SIM support (nano and eSIM)
  • IP68 rating
  • Stereo speakers
  • Android 13 with 5 years of security updates

Preorders for the two Pixel 7 phones start online on Thursday from Google and other retailers. The Pixel 7 Pro and entry-level Pixel 7 both have a release date set for October 13th.


More Pixel coverage: For more Pixel news, visit our Pixel 7 guide.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.