Google Pixel 7 smartphone & Pixel Watch debut
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The Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch have been officially announced as a coherent product ecosystem that all works together for the user.
Unlike Apple, Google shares a preview of its upcoming products ahead of time. So, we already knew what these new devices would look like and some of what they could do.
On Thursday, more details were shared about each product and their respective release dates and pricing. Google emphasized the “Pixel portfolio,” a series of products that work better together, similar to Apple’s product ecosystem.
The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro
The external design of the Pixel lineup has evolved to emphasize the camera rear camera bar. This strip of metal is now accented according to the device color rather than a solid black bar.
Pixel 7 Pro has a 6.7-inch display with 10Hz to 120Hz variable refresh rate. It has a rear camera system has three cameras — telephoto, wide, and ultra wide.
Google detailed new accessibility features using machine learning to guide photo taking, like telling blind users when a selfie is framed and ready to take. The company also detailed extra efforts put into making photographic algorithms respect different skin tones.
Under display fingerprint reading and face unlock are both available to users.
Pixel 7 has a 6.3-inch OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It has 8GB of RAM with 128GB and 256GB storage options. It has an aluminum band with three color options.
The Pixel 7 has a dual camera system on the back and an ultra wide selfie camera.
Both models are run by the Google Tensor G2 processor. It has a dedicated TPU for improved on-device processing
The chip is up to 60% faster than the previous model. New machine learning capabilities make Pixel great at voice commands, photography, and more.
Google detailed a free on-device VPN paired with new privacy tools in Android 13. The company wants users to know they are in control of their data.
The Pixel Watch is a Wear OS product built from the ground up for Pixel users. It has Fitbit health tech, Google services, and a round watch face.
The stainless steel finish is available in three colors — gold, silver, and black. Bands fit with an internal pairing mechanism by sliding the band into the watch, then rotating them in place.
The Google event is underway. This article will be updated with new information as it becomes available.