Google just finished their made by Google 2022 event where they showcased the Pixel 7, Watch and other devices. This was basically Google’s equivalent of an Apple event and it was brilliant. They wasted no time in introducing us to the new Pixel 7 and 7 Pro phones along with their new and improved Tensor G2 chip. They noted that the G2 allows for better voice capabilities, including faster assistant queries, voice translation and voice typing. You’ll even be able to use voice to describe emojis while using voice typing.
Google Tensor G2
The Tensor G2 goes even further on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro to enable better photo unblur, which can sharpen out of focus photos, as well as Super-Res Zoom, which digitally blows up photos without losing much quality. Tensor G2 also affords users the opportunity to improve older photos, even ones taken on other devices. It’s got a better night site, cinematic blur and impressive image stabilisation. All of this is a gorgeous elegant design. Almost like an art piece you carry around with you. That’s the best way to describe the look of the new Pixel devices.
Security, Security, Security
They went on to further highlight their hardware protection from Titan M2 and guarantee 5 years of security updates for Pixel devices. With Google Tensor G2 and the Titan M2 security chip, Pixel is built with multiple layers of security to help keep you safe and secure. Titan M2 makes your phone more resilient to sophisticated attacks. And later this year, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will get VPN by Google One at no extra cost, so your online activity is protected no matter what app or web browser you use.
Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro’s fast and secure under-display fingerprint reader makes unlocking your phone a breeze. And now, you’ll have the added convenience of Face Unlock thanks to advanced machine learning models for face recognition, so you can quickly access what you need with just a glance.
Both new handsets will be available from October 13th starting at £599/ $599 for the Pixel 7 and £849/ $899 for the 7 Pro.
As an early adopter bonus, Google and carriers are giving away Pixel buds Pros with the Pixel 7 and Pixel watches with the 7 Pro.
Said Pixel Watch was also on show during today’s presentation. As sleek as the phones they sport a similar finish. Designed with comfort and durability in mind, the Google Pixel Watch is sophisticated for a night out or a business meeting, can endure your activities and workouts, and is pleasant to sleep in. (according to Google). With fitbit technology it also offers much more accurate heart rate tracking, 40 exercise modes available to track your favorite workouts and all-day activities including steps, distance with built-in GPS and Active Zone Minutes, to help you push for that extra rep during workouts.
Pixel Watch will retail at £339/ $349 for the Bluetooth/Wi-Fi model and £379/ $399 for the LTE range. Each Pixel watch comes with 6 months of fitbit premium for deeper insights and much more useful features.
The Pixel Tablet
Lastly Google finally shows us our first look at the Pixel tablet, a material U android tablet using the same Google Tensor G2 chip in the Pixel 7 phones. No specifics were given about the size of the screen but it seems to be about 10 inches. When not in regular use, It’ll pair with a charging speaker dock to become almost identical to a Nest Hub smart display. It’s premium nano ceramic finish looks and supposedly feels great in the hands. Easily the most exciting products for users of google home but sadly we’ll have to wait a bit longer for it. The Pixel tablet will be available in 2023.
What does this mean for Pixel 6, 6a and 6 pro users? We’ll explore that in a follow-up to this soon.