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Google Pixel 7 series: Features to get excited about

Other new devices from Google’s stable are a couple of new flagship phones. While we talked briefly about it before, we finally have more details about the new Google Pixel 7 series.

Let’s do a quick rundown on what useful features are coming to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

Google Pixel 7’s camera improvements

As seen in the product images, the Pixel 7 gets a dual-rear setup, including a 50-megapixel main and 12-megapixel ultrawide. Its Pro counterpart gets an additional 48-megapixel telephoto lens. Both get 10.8-megapixel selfie cameras.

With bigger sensors and sharper lenses, you can expect improved low-light photography, more true-to-life skin tones, and more. Both phones support 4K video recording and a Cinematic Blur feature we could liken to Apple’s Cinematic Mode.

Google Pixel 7's camera

If zooming in is something important to you, Super Res Zoom gives the Google Pixel 7 2x optical zoom and 8x digital zoom. Meanwhile, the Pixel 7 Pro takes advantage of that telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom and 30x digital zoom. This lens also helps with the Pixel 7 Pro-exclusive Macro Focus feature, which lets you capture more details in your macro shots.

Pixel software features introduced with the Google Pixel 7 series include Photo Unblur, which can sharpen blurry images; Magic Eraser, which returns to help take out unwanted elements in your photos; and a new Guided Frame feature, which helps the visually impaired take selfies using both audio and haptics to make it happen.

Introducing the Google Tensor G2 chip

This new custom-built processor is designed to make the Google Pixel 7 phones run faster, have more efficient batteries, and have better security. The Tensor G2 runs Google’s machine-learning models while using less power and latency.

Its image processors take advantage of Google’s computational photography to boost the camera’s capabilities for both photo and video. The Tensor G2 can help with speech recognition and its GPU can run more efficiently to help with the real-time rendering of its graphics.

Paired with the Titan M2 security chip, the Google Pixel 7 series offers multiple layers of security to keep your personal information safe. But for emergencies, the Personal Safety app can automatically call for help, record a video, or share your location.

Google is integrating a built-in VPN, which is coming later this year. It also promises improved voice calls, ensuring it keeps background noise out.

Long-lasting batteries?

Google’s Adaptive Battery feature allows for over 24 hours of use for either Pixel device. If you enter its Extreme Battery Saver, it’s supposedly possible to get up to 72 hours.

Google Pixel 7 in a woman's hand

The Google Pixel 7 gets a 4,355mAh battery, while the Pixel 7 Pro has a 5,000mAh battery. The former supports 20 watts of fast charging, while the latter gets 23-watt fast-charging support. Both can use Google’s 30W USB-C charger, but that would be sold separately. These phones are Qi-certified and support fast wireless charging as well.

Design, display, & everything else

Google hasn’t significantly revamped the look for the Pixel 7 series. The standard model gets a new Lemongrass color, while the Pixel 7 Pro gets a Hazel option. Both phones also come in Snow and Obsidian. 

The Pixel 7 series has an IP68 water-resistant body with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection for the front and back.

If you want a smaller display, the Google Pixel 7 has a 6.3-inch FHD+ OLED with a 90Hz refresh rate. If you want the best of the best, the Pixel 7 Pro has a 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO OLED Smooth display with an adaptive 10-120Hz refresh rate.

The Google Pixel 7 runs on 8GB of RAM with 128GB or 256GB of storage, while the Pixel 7 Pro runs on 12GB of RAM with an additional 512GB of storage on top of the first two storage options. Google promises five years of Pixel updates.

Google Pixel 7’s price and availability

The standard Google Pixel 7 gets a starting price of USD 599, while the Google Pixel 7 Pro‘s starting price is USD 899. You can pre-order both phones now.

Are you planning on picking either up? We’d love to know your thoughts!