Final month, at a time when the web was going wild with anticipation over Apple’s iPhones and smartwatches, Google introduced that it could be holding its hardware-focused fall occasion on October 6. Now, after the demand for the iPhone 14 lineup failed to satisfy Apple’s expectations and the Cupertino-headquartered tech big adjusted its manufacturing objectives, Google launched various new merchandise at its launch occasion.
Held within the Williamsburg neighborhood of New York Metropolis, the ‘Made by Google’ launch occasion noticed the corporate elevate the veil off the most recent technology of its flagship smartphones – the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional. It additionally marked Google’s official entry into the smartwatch phase (lastly!) with the Pixel Watch.
What makes the discharge of the Pixel 7 sequence is not only that it’s Google’s newest lineup of its flagship smartphones.
As an alternative, it’s the truth that the Pixel sequence is making a comeback to the Indian market after a very long time. The final time we noticed the Pixel sequence in India was the discharge and gross sales of the Pixel 3 sequence. The Pixel 4, Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 by no means made their solution to the Indian market, with the exceptions of the Pixel 4a (in 2020), and the Pixel 6a (this 12 months).
Different units to be unveiled on the occasion embody the Pixel Watch, the brand new Pixel Buds, and the Pixel pill.
With out additional ado, allow us to delve deeper into the units introduced by the corporate at its fall occasion:
1. Pixel 7
The bottom mannequin of the most recent iteration of Google’s flagship smartphone, the Pixel 7 builds on the Pixel 6 and packs a brand new (and highly effective) Tensor G2 chipset (which has a next-gen TPU for machine studying). It comes with assist for each wired and wi-fi charging, longer battery life, and IP68 water resistance. So as to add to this, the bottom mannequin additionally comes with a 6.3″ FHD+ show with 25% greater peak brightness, together with iP68 water resistance and assist for each wired and wi-fi charging. The gadget will sport 72 hours of battery when utilizing Excessive Battery Saver mode, together with 8GB RAM and two variants with 128GB and 256GB storage.
Operating on Android 13, the Pixel 7 sports activities a digicam setup that’s not not like the one provided by the Pixel 6. It comes with a 50MP fundamental digicam, a 12MP
ultrawide digicam, in addition to a ten.8MP entrance digicam.
The Pixel 7 additionally sports activities a better AI that mechanically suggests emojis if you end up typing and transcribes audio messages in real-time. So as to add the cherry to the cake, the recorder app on Pixel 7 additionally get speaker labels. It additionally comes with 8GB of RAM and 128 or 256GB of storage.
Google’s reasonably priced handset begins at $599 (₹59,999 for India). Pre-orders for the Pixel 7 begins at this time.
2. Pixel 7 Professional
The Professional mannequin of the Pixel 7 sports activities the Tensor G2 chip as nicely, together with bigger storage within the type of 12GB RAM. The gadget additionally comes with a refined aluminum end across the digicam bump, Materials You, and a 6.7″ QHD+ show with 25% greater peak brightness. It additionally has a variable refresh charge of between 10-120Hz, like final 12 months’s Pixel 6 Professional. The Professional mannequin comes with 12GB of RAM and 128, 256 or 512GB of storage.
Coming to cameras, we discover that the gadget contains triple rear cameras, which embody a 50MP fundamental digicam, a 12MP ultrawide digicam with a 21% wider lens, and a 48MP telephoto digicam, together with a ten.8MP entrance digicam.
The gadget begins at $899 (₹84,999 for India), and pre-orders begin at this time.
Each the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional are available gentle, pastel colours and a horizontal digicam bar that runs from left to proper on the highest of the smartphone and has gentle colours, together with an under-display fingerprint scanner. The entrance digicam on each units energy the Face Unlock function. Each telephones would later be the primary smartphones to incorporate VPNs by Google One. Additionally they have 5 years of safety upgrades as the corporate emphasises ‘protected computing,’ which is able to de-identify information, decrease information assortment, and prohibit information entry.
In response to Google, the brand new digicam is a extra inclusive one that features enhancements to Night time Sight and one that may make sure that individuals with darkish pores and skin seem extra pure of their pictures. Pixel 7 additionally contains Picture Unblur (a function that may repair blurry pictures), Guided Frames (a function that tells individuals the place to place their cellphone and lets them take higher photos), and Cinematic Blur (a function that may guarantee video in Portrait fashion the place the background is blurred however the topic is in sharp focus).