Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro: Everything announced and the best deals

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Google just wrapped up its Fall 2022 Made by Google event where the company unveiled several new products, including some, like the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel Watchwe kinda knew how to go about it.

In addition to two new smartphones and the company’s first smartwatch, with Fitbit integration, Google also unveiled several Nest products earlier this week. Google first gave us a look at the Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch lineup during Google I/O in May, but stopped short of giving us all the details.

We now know everything there is to know about the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Below, I’ll break down all the details, including when you’ll be able to get one of Google’s latest smartphones in your hands.

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When can I order Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro?

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are both available for pre-order now. Shipments of both phones will begin on Friday, October 13.

How much do Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro cost?

The Pixel 7 will start at $599, while the Pixel 7 Pro will start at a respectable $899. These are the same prices the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro started at.

What are the best deals on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro?

You can pre-order either of the new Pixel models directly from the Google Store. Partner carriers and retailers are also participating in the pre-order process, and we’ve updated this post with the announced deals.

AT&T, for its part, offers a Google Pixel 7 free, or up to $800 off the Google Pixel 7 Pro (bringing it down to $100 before taxes and fees) when you trade in an eligible device. The promotion is available for new and existing customers.

Amazon is also running a pre-order promotion on the latest Pixels, bundling a free Amazon gift card — worth $100 and $200 — with the purchase of a Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, respectively. This is equivalent to getting the Pixel 7 for $499 and the Pixel 7 Pro for just $699.

Best Buy’s pre-sale offer is equally compelling, with the big-box retailer including a $200 e-gift card with purchase of Pixel 7 Pro.

More: Google Pixel 7 vs. Pixel 7 Pro: How to buy the right one for you

What colors are the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro available in?

Google has become somewhat notorious for choosing unconventional colors for its Pixel lineup, and that trend continues with the Pixel 7 lineup. Here are the colors available by model:

Pixel 7 colors: Obsidian, Snow, Citronella

Pixel 7 Pro colors: Obsidian, Snow, Hazelnut

For reference, Obsidian is the black option, Snow is white, Lemongrass is a type of yellow, and Hazelnut is a neutral.

What about the specs of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro?

The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro share much of the same specs as last year’s Pixel 6 lineup, but use Google’s new Tensor G2 processor.

Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro specs

Pixel 7 Pixel 7 Pro
Operating system Android 13 Android 13
Processor Google Tensor G2 Google Tensor G2
Display 6.3-inch, FHD+ 1080 x 2400 OLED with smooth 90Hz display. 1000-nit HDR and 1400-nit peak brightness 6.7-inch QHD+ 1440 x 3120 LTPO OLED with smooth 120Hz display. 1000 nits HDR and 1500 nits peak brightness
Memory 8 GB LPDDR5 12 GB LPDDR5
Storage 128 GB, 256 GB 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB
Battery 4,335 mAh “Beyond 24 hours of battery life.” Up to 72 hours with Extreme Battery Saver. 30W fast charging, Qi wireless charging, Power Share 5,000 mAh “Beyond 24 hours of battery life.” Up to 72 hours with Extreme Battery Saver. 30W fast charging, Qi wireless charging, Power Share
Connectivity USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, Dual SIM, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, 5G USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, Dual SIM, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, 5G
Biometrics Fingerprint unlock with fingerprint sensor under the screen, Face Unlock Fingerprint unlock with fingerprint sensor under the screen, Face Unlock
Water/dust resistance IP68 IP68
Dimensions 6.1 x 2.9 x 0.3 inches, 6.9 ounces 6.4 x 3 x 0.3 inches, 7.5 ounces

What do the Pixel 7 and Pixel Pro cameras look like?

When Google first unveiled its line of Pixel smartphones, it quickly claimed the title of one of the best smartphone cameras money can buy. But then, many argued, Google became complacent with camera hardware and relied too much on software tricks and image processing to improve image quality.

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Well, with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Google has updated both the software and the hardware, and promises a much improved photo experience.

Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro cameras

Pixel 7 Pixel 7 Pro
Rear cameras 50MP Octa Quad Bayer Wide Camera, 12MP Ultra Wide 50MP Octa Quad Bayer Wide Camera, 12MP Ultra Wide, 48MP Quad Bayer PD Telephoto Camera with Super Resolution 5x/30x Optical Zoom
Front camera 10.8MP 10.8MP

The Pixel 7 Pro will also have a macro photography mode.

As for software features, both phones will have a long list of Google Camera features including Magic Eraser, Photo Unblur, Real tone, Face Unblur, Panorama, Locked Folder, Night Sight, Top Shot, Portrait Mode, Motion autofocus and Live HDR+. . As for video recording, a new cinematic mode will debut on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, along with 10-bit HDR video.

We’ll, of course, have a lot more to say about the new Google Pixel phones and watch in the days and weeks to come, so check back regularly for all of our Google-related coverage.

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