After lots of leaks and teasing, Google has finally launched the Pixel 7 series. The Pixel 7 series was highly anticipated by a lot of enthusiasts as Google is known for its small releases, unlike other manufacturers that release a bunch of phones. The Google Pixel 7 series comprises the Google Pixel 7 and its Pro sibling, the Google Pixel 7 Pro which we will be talking about in this article.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro comes with a few key upgrades when compared to the Google Pixel 6 Pro as it now has a better and improved chipset as well as a better camera.
When compared to its non-Pro sibling, the Pixel 7 Pro is more expensive by about $300 but you get a bigger and better display as well as a new telephoto camera.
Now, let’s get right into everything you need to know about the Google Pixel 7 Pro.
Google Pixel 7 Pro Key Specs
- 6.7 inches QHD+ 120Hz LTPO AMOLED display
- Google Tensor G2 chipset
- 12GB of RAM
- 128GB or 256GB or 512GB of internal storage
- 50MP + 48MP + 12MP triple rear camera
- 10.8MP selfie camera
- 5,000 mAh battery
- 30W fast charging
- 23W fast wireless charging
- IP68 certification
- Android 13
Talking about the display, the Google Pixel 7 Pro comes with one that is befitting of a flagship in today’s market, it is large, sharp, and has a high refresh rate.
Upfront, there is a 6.71-inch AMOLED display that has a QHD+ resolution with support for HDR10+. The display uses an LTPO panel which makes the phone support a 10-120Hz variable refresh rate.
The screen is protected by the same Corning Gorilla Glass Victus that the Pixel 6 Pro had but now, the sides of the screen are not as curved as before.
As for brightness, the phone now has a 25% increase in peak brightness with a peak of 1,500 nits as opposed to the 1,200 nits of its predecessor
Design and Body
The Google Pixel 7 Pro has a distinctive look when compared to its predecessor. The main differential has to deal with Google’s decision to use polished aluminum for the camera island. Now, the camera sensors are more prominent than in last year’s model.
The phone is IP68 certified for dust and water resistance. It comes in a glass sandwich, Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and back with an aluminum frame holding them together. Also, the metal chassis of the phone is made from only recycled aluminum which is impressive and good for the environment.
Processor and Memory
The top highlight of the Pixel 7 Pro has to be its new chipset, the Google Tensor G2, which is the 2nd gen of the Google Tensor that was unveiled last year.
The Tensor G2 is built on Samsung’s 4nm fabrication process which is a noticeable upgrade over the 5nm process of the initial chip. It has an octa-core CPU with two Cortex-X1 cores clocked at 2.85 GHz, two Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.35 GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.80 GHz. It is paired with the Mali G710 MC10 GPU that promises improved performance and efficiency.
When compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the Tensor G2 looks behind but with Google’s optimization, it should be able to keep up a bit. The chipset has a new Tensor core with a new modem also
Apart from that, the Tensor G2 chipset is better at machine learning tasks as Google says it should carry them out 60% faster and also 20% more efficiently. This enables new features like Photo Unblur which is exclusive to the new series. It also improves the Pixel Camera app performance due to improvements in machine learning.
The Google Pixel 7 Pro comes with 12GB of RAM and you are to choose from 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB of fast UFS 3.1 internal storage. There is no micro SD card slot just so you know.
The camera is another department where the Pixel 7 Pro got improvements. There is a triple rear camera setup that features a 50MP main camera, a 48MP telephoto camera, and a 12MP ultrawide camera.
The 50MP main camera has a 1.2μm sensor with an f/1.85 aperture. It comes with support for multi-directional PDAF, Laser AF, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), and EIS. You have the option for 4-in-1 binning when taking images with this main camera. It can record videos in up to 4K resolution at 30fps and 60 fps. You can also record 10-bit HDR videos.
The 12MP ultrawide camera has a 125.8-degree field of view with support for autofocus so it can double as a macro camera for close-up shots.
The new telephoto camera has a 48MP sensor with a pixel size of 0.7μm. It offers 5X optical zoom which is an upgrade over the 4X of its predecessor. This also allows you to zoom in further digitally without losing much detail.
On the front, there’s a 10.8MP selfie camera with a 92-degree FOV and a fixed focus. It is tucked in the tiny punch-hole cutout at the top center.
Thanks to the new chipset, features like cinematic blur is now available, and stabilization in videos is improved. Also, third-party apps like TikTok and Snapchat can now record high-quality videos in their apps.
Battery and Charging
On the inside, the Google Pixel 7 Pro comes with a 5,000 mAh non-removable battery and Google says it can offer an all-day-long battery life. As for charging, there is support for 30W fast charging, 23W fast wireless charging, and also, reverse wireless charging
Software and Security
Out of the box, the Google Pixel 7 Pro runs on Android 13 and it will receive 3 major OS updates (up to Android 16) and 5 years of security updates. This is quite subpar when compared to Samsung which offers 4 major OS updates.
As for security, there is an in-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock is not available thanks to the new chipset.
Network and Connectivity
The Pixel 7 Pro comes with support for 5G network as well as triband Wi-Fi 6e, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS (dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS), and USB-C 3.2. There is also support for Ultra Wideband.
Google Pixel 7 Pro Price and Availability
The Google Pixel 7 Pro price starts at $899 for its base 128GB model while the 256GB and 512GB models will cost you $999 and $1,099 respectively. Also worth noting is that the 512GB version will only be in the US. The Pixel 7 series will go on sale from the 13th, of next week.