Google has finally released the Google Pixel 7 series today which includes the flagship Google Pixel 7 Pro and the smaller Google Pixel 7. Powered by a new custom Tensor G2 processor with a Mali-G710 MC10 GPU, the Pixel 7 series features enhanced imaging capabilities, which the Pixel smartphones have always been known for.
First up, the vanilla Pixel 7 features the Tensor G2 SoC paired with 8GB of RAM and either 128 or 256GB of storage. It sports a flat 6.3-inch 90Hz AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution and has a 4355mAh battery.
In terms of cameras, the Pixel 7 has a 50MP main + 12MP ultra-wide dual-camera setup at its rear and a 10.8MP selfie camera at its front. It shares a few camera enhancements and features with the Pixel 7 Pro which we will get more in-depth into further down the article.
As for the Pixel 7 Pro, it is equipped with the same Tensor G2 chip paired with 12GB of RAM and either 128, 256 or 512GB of storage. The smartphone sports a 6.71-inch LTPO (10-120Hz variable refresh rate) AMOLED display with a resolution of QHD+ and a 5000mAh battery.
The Pixel 7 Pro features a 50MP main + 12MP ultra-wide + 48MP telephoto triple-camera setup. The main camera utilises a 1/1.31-inch sensor with the option for 4-in-1 binning and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), while the ultra-wide offers a 125.8-degree field-of-view with autofocus and macro capabilities.
As for the telephoto, it offers 5x optical zoom, which is an upgrade from the 4x optical zoom of the Pixel 6 Pro. As for the selfie camera, it is the same 10.8MP shooter from the vanilla Pixel 7. Notably, the front-facing camera of the Pixel 7 series doesn’t have autofocus but utilises a fixed focus instead.
The Tensor G2 chip allows for several new camera and imaging tricks on the Pixel 7 series thanks to it being able to run machine learning tasks 60 per cent faster and 20 per cent more efficient than its predecessor. Among the new camera features include Photo Unblur which uses Google’s advanced AI to remove blur and noise from old photos. Besides that, there’s also Super Res Zoom which uses computational photography to iron up the details of photos when you go up to 30x zoom.
Other notable features include an under-display fingerprint scanner, Extreme Battery Saver mode, IP68 dust and water resistance and 3 major OS updates as well as a 5-year security patch guarantee. The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are now available for pre-order in selected countries, with the Pixel 7 starting at USD599 or ~RM2785 and the Pixel 7 Pro starting at USD899 or ~RM4180.
However, just like other Google Pixel devices in the past, the Pixel 7 series won’t be making its way to Malaysia officially. So, what do you guys think of Google’s latest smartphones? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below and stay tuned to TechNave for more trending tech news such as this!