The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are the company’s new flagships, but these phones don’t appear to be major upgrades over the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
Based on the specs – which have now been revealed in full – they sound like iterative updates, focused on polishing rather than revolutionizing the Pixel line.
That doesn’t mean it’s not worth getting excited about, as the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are likely to be the best phones Google has ever made, complete with updated cameras, a powerful new chipset, and a refined design.
Below you’ll find all the key details about them, including specs, features, release date, and pricing.
You can also check out our Google Pixel 7 event live blog for all the details on everything Google has announced alongside these phones, including the Pixel Watch.
Cut to the chase
- What are they? Google’s latest flagship phones
- When do they leave? Available for pre-order now, in stores on October 13
- How much they cost? Pixel 7 starts at $599 / £599 / AU$999
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro release date and price
The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro were announced on October 6th and are available for pre-order now. Phones should start shipping on October 13th.
Pricing starts at $599 / £599 / AU$999 for the Pixel 7, for which you’ll get 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. That goes up to $699 / £699 / AU$1,129 for 256GB of storage, while RAM remains at 8GB anyway.
The Pixel 7 Pro, meanwhile, starts at $899 / £849 / AU$1,299, which gives you 12GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The price goes up to $999 / £949 / AU$1,449 for 256GB of storage and $1,099 / AU$1,599 for 512GB – this model is not available in the UK.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro design and display
The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro look a lot like the Pixel 6 phones, with the same distinctive camera viewfinder on the back, but this time that viewfinder is made of aluminum.
The rest of the back is glass and comes in shades of Obsidian (black), Snow (white), or Lemongrass (a pale yellowish-green) for the Pixel 7, or Obsidian, Snow, or Hazel (gray with maybe a hint of green). ) for the Pixel 7 Pro.
The sides are also aluminum and on the front there is a flat screen protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, with a perforated camera in the top center.
The Pixel 7 comes in at 155.6 x 73.2 x 8.7mm and 197g, while the Pixel 7 Pro is 162.9 x 76.6 x 8.9mm and 212g. Both phones have an IP68 rating which means they are water and dust resistant.
As for the display, in the case of the Pixel 7, it’s a 6.3-inch 1080 x 2400 OLED panel with 416 pixels per inch and a maximum brightness of 1,400 nits. Like the last model, it has a 90Hz refresh rate, which is just under the 120Hz we’re used to seeing on phones at this price point.
The Pixel 7 Pro has a 6.7-inch 1440 x 3120 OLED display with 512 pixels per inch, a refresh rate of 120Hz and a maximum brightness of 1,500 nits.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro Cameras
There’s a dual-lens camera on the Google Pixel 7, consisting of a 50MP f/1.85 primary sensor with optical image stabilization and a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide with a 114-degree field of view.
The phone also has a 10.8MP f/2.2 camera on the front and using either the front or rear cameras you can record videos in up to 4K quality at up to 60fps.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro has the same main and ultra-wide cameras, plus a 48MP f/3.5 telephoto camera that offers 5x optical zoom. Its ultra-wide camera also has a wider field of view of 125.8 degrees.
As you would expect, there are also many camera modes and features such as night and portrait modes, Cinematic Blur (which adds a shallow depth of field effect to videos), Photo Unblur (which enhances blurry photos), Magic Eraser, and Super Res. Zoom (offering 8x digital zoom for Pixel 7 or 30x for Pixel 7 Pro).
In fact, with the Super Res Zoom feature, you can get close to the Pixel 7’s 2x optical zoom quality, while the Pixel 7 Pro can manage that at 10x and offers up to 30x digital zoom.
There’s also a Guided Frame feature, which helps visually impaired people take selfies, using audio guidance, high-contrast visual animations, and haptic feedback.
The Pixel 7 Pro also gets a Macro Focus mode, which lets you take high-quality photos from just 3cm from your subject.
Google promises that the photo and video quality offered by the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro is better than ever from the company, and says the cameras work well even in low light.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro battery
The Pixel 7’s battery is 4,355mAh, offering over 24 hours of life as standard, or up to 72 hours of life when using Extreme Battery Saver mode. It charges at 30W, which is enough to provide a 50% charge in about 30 minutes. The phone also supports wireless charging.
With the Pixel 7 Pro, you get a 5,000mAh battery that offers the same battery life and charging speeds as per Google specs.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro specs and features
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The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are powered by the Tensor G2 chipset. This is the second generation of the chipset used in the Pixel 6 lineup, and Google says it allows machine learning to run up to 60% faster and up to 20% more efficiently than the previous generation. It is joined here by a Titan M2 security chip to improve data security.
Also on the security side, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will have access to a VPN at no extra cost starting later this year.
Both phones have 5G support, stereo speakers, an in-screen fingerprint scanner and face unlock, and of course they run Android 13.
Google is also promising at least five years of security updates, as are Pixel 6 buyers, and both phones come with three months of YouTube Premium and Google One.