Following numerous rumours, Google has finally confirmed the existence of their upcoming flagship smartphones, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Google exhibited the design and colour variations of both models during their annual Google I/O conference. At the same event, the company showcased its first smartwatch—the Pixel Watch.
Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro Features
Google revealed that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be powered by their next-generation Tensor SoC and will ship with Android 13. Design-wise, both smartphones adhere to the same design language as the Pixel 6 series. You still get a camera bar, but it’s smaller than that of its predecessor. According to the marketing photos, the camera bar will be made of aluminium. The Pixel 7 will have a metal alloy frame with a matte finish, while the Pixel 7 Pro will have a polished appearance.
The Pixel 7 will have dual back cameras, while the Pixel 7 Pro will have triple rear cameras, including a periscope telephoto camera. The Pixel 7 will be available in Obsidian, Snow, and Lemongrass colours, while the Pro version will be available in Obsidian, Snow, and Hazel. Apart from the software, chipset, and colour possibilities, we don’t have much information regarding the upcoming Pixel smartphones.
Google Pixel Watch Features
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This year’s Google I/O event featured not only the Pixel 7 series, but also the Pixel Watch, the company’s first wristwatch. The watch has a curved circular screen with a domed appearance. It has an Apple Watch-style crown as well as a button for menu navigation.
Google has revealed several Pixel Watch photos that confirm GPS support, 5ATM or 50m water resistance, and LTE support. The watch will also include a speaker and a microphone for making calls and sending messages without the need for a phone. It will also support NFC payments using Google Wallet.
The Pixel Watch will enable continuous heart rate and sleep tracking, as well as Fitbit integration for fitness tracking with Active Zone Minute, stats, progress, and personal fitness goals. In terms of software, the watch will be powered by an Exynos chip and will ship with WearOS 3.1 out of the box. This new WearOS version is also slated to bring an improved Google Assistant on your wrist along with Google Maps and support for apps from the Play Store, similar to other WearOS watches.
Google will unveil the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch, as well as additional AIoT gadgets, at their Fall Hardware event this October.