Google Pixel 7 and seven Professional occasion: What to anticipate


In recent times, it has been not possible for Google to maintain the small print of its Pixel flagships underneath wraps till the official announcement. This yr it’s been completely different within the sense that Google determined to disclose the Pixel 7 and 7 Professional’s designs again in Could throughout Google I/O. Reasonably than attempt to preserve secrets and techniques, Google as an alternative opted to disclose a number of the options itself.

Google Pixel event: What to expect

This week, Google might be holding its annual {hardware} occasion the place it is going to be unveiling confirming two new Pixel telephones, a brand new Pixel Watch that integrates Put on OS deeper into Google-owned FitBit, and Google has confirmed that it is going to be asserting “additions to the Nest sensible dwelling portfolio”.

Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional

Google’s first teaser of the Pixel 7 duo was throughout I/O again in Could and it featured pictures of the brand new Pixels. When it comes to design, they’re much like the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Professional, however characteristic barely completely different digicam bar, which can now be shaped out of steel slightly than the Pixel 6’s glass visor strategy.

Quick ahead to final week, Google launched new teasers that highlighted the designs of every of the Pixels 7 and seven Professional. It options shut up pictures of the {hardware} that confirmed the feel of the completely different supplies. Primarily based on these teasers, we all know that the Pixel 7 can have an aluminum construct with an anodized end, and the Pixel 7 Professional’s end might be shiny and shiny, nevertheless it’s not confirmed whether or not it is going to be constituted of chrome steel or aluminum.

For the Pixel 7 Professional, we’re anticipating a much less dramatic curve of the show’s edges. The Pixel 6 Professional’s curved edges have been pronounced sufficient to make holding and utilizing the cellphone a bit unconformable for extended intervals.

Google Pixel 7 renders

Google Pixel 7 in white, mint inexperienced and black

Pixel 7 Pro in Obsidian
Pixel 7 Pro in Hazel
Pixel 7 Pro in Snow

Pixel 7 Professional in Obsidian, Hazel and Snow

As per latest leaks, the Pixel 7 can have an nearly equivalent equivalent spec sheet to the Pixel 6: a flat 6.3-inch OLED display with FHD+ decision and as much as 90Hz refresh fee, and even the cameras might be unchanged – 50MP (GN1) primary and 12MP (IMX381) ultrawide models. The entrance going through digicam might even see the replace to the 11MP sensor we all know from the Pixel 6 Professional.

The Pixel 7 can also be anticipated to have a 4,700 mAh battery (marginally up from the 6’s 4,614 mAh) with assist for 30W charging.

We’ll get to the brand new Tensor chip in a sec, however let’s look by way of the Pixel 7 Professional’s rumored specs first.

Google Pixel event: What to expect

The Pixel 7 Professional’s rumored spec sheet additionally contains many of the identical stuff because the 6 Professional: a 6.7-inch LTPO OLED display with QHD+ decision and 120Hz refresh fee. It’s also anticipated the 7 Professional will get a barely up to date selfie digicam – the Samsung 3J1 sensor – one that might characteristic autofocus, although it will stay at 11MP decision.

Within the digicam division, the Pixel 7 Professional will use the identical 50MP JN1 primary and 12MP ultrawide sensors, however the telephoto digicam could also be changed to a Samsung GM1 module in comparison with the Sony IMX586 on the Pixel 6 Professional. A 5,000 mAh battery is predicted to stay on the 7 Professional, now with assist for 30W charging.

Tensor G2

Probably the most main change on the brand new Pixels goes to be the Tensor G2 chip. The Pixels 6 and 6 Professional have been plagued poor connectivity and battery life was lower than par with comparable flagships.

Given there’s not an excessive amount of completely different with the Pixels 7 and seven Professional, the important thing improve right here would be the Tensor G2 chipset. Rumors of the Tensor G2 say it might be constructed on the 4nm course of (final yr’s Tensor was 5nm), which enabled increased clock speeds as hinted by early benchmarks of the chipset.

Google Pixel event: What to expect

The identical leak from final month revealed that the Tensor G2 might characteristic the identical CPU configuration (2+2+4) because the Google Tensor although the 2 Cortex-X1 cores might even see slight bumps in clock velocity to 2.85GHz. In the meantime, the Cortex-A76 cores might see clock speeds bump as much as 2.35GHz. This reportedly interprets to a couple of 10% bump in multi-core efficiency.

Leaked Tensor G2 details examined: same CPU, everything else is getting better

There’s proof that we might even see a notable enchancment in graphics efficiency and effectivity because of a brand new Mali-G710 that might change the Mali-G78 MP20 of the unique Tensor chip.

The brand new chipset could include a brand new Samsung modem – the S5300 5G. This new modem could carry higher battery life, efficiency, stability, and effectivity in comparison with the earlier launch.

Pixel Watch

Google’s acquisition of FitBit just a few years in the past is lastly going to be deeply built-in into Put on OS within the type of the Google Pixel Watch. Rumored for years, Google stunned us again in Could throughout I/O when it confirmed that the Google’s first-party Put on OS providing was lastly coming.

Google most not too long ago teased the design of its Pixel Watch in a brief trailer, extra intently exhibiting the spherical watch design and the curved show cowl glass. The Pixel Watch can have a rotating crown and a multi-function button above it. It would additionally use a proprietary quick-release fastener to change out the Watch’s bands.

Newer renders of the Pixel Watch revealed bezels that could be thicker than initially teased again in Could – a results of exhibiting early renders when the {hardware} hasn’t been finalized.

Early rumors of the Pixel Watch steered it could be powered by an Exynos 9110 with a co-processor for environment friendly standby energy draw. It was rumored to have 1.5 GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage. That is for the LTE-variant, by the best way. Rumors have pointed to a 300 mAh battery – although it is not sure whether or not that applies to a Wi-Fi + Bluetooth variant or an LTE variant, although 300 mAh for the latter doesn’t seem to be it will be sufficient.

Regardless of the case could also be, it’s anticipated Google could promote the Pixel Watch to final “as much as a day”.

With Put on OS 3 smartwatches, the necessity for the Put on OS app will section away. It will likely be as much as every OEM to have its personal companion app for brand spanking new Put on OS sensible watches and the Pixel Watch is predicted to do the identical. An unlock immediate again in June revealed that there might be a “Google Pixel Watch app”.

Google Pixel Watch design and UI revealed in multiple leaks

A newer Pixel Watch leak confirmed many parts of the wearable’s UI. Along with native assist for Google Maps and Pockets, each Pixel Watch is alleged to return with a free 6-month Fitbit Premium membership, and renders of the Pixel Watch present deep integration with Fitbit.

Pixel Watch will combine with Google Images to make use of as backgrounds for watch faces, it would have sensible dwelling controls, and an emergency SOS calling display.

Google Pixel Watch
Google Pixel Watch
Google Pixel Watch

Google Pixel Watch

Google Pixel Watch UI
Google Pixel Watch UI
Google Pixel Watch UI
Google Pixel Watch UI

Google Pixel Watch UI

One early {hardware} leak of the Pixel Watch measured a 40mm physique that was 14mm thick with a visual show that is 30mm in diameter (about 1.18 inches). It’s nonetheless not identified whether or not we’ll see the Pixel Watch be accessible in multiple dimension.

A Google Pixel Watch was forgotten at a restaurant (photos by u/tagtech414)
A Google Pixel Watch was forgotten at a restaurant (photos by u/tagtech414)
A Google Pixel Watch was forgotten at a restaurant (photos by u/tagtech414)

A Google Pixel Watch was forgotten at a restaurant (photographs by u/tagtech414)

Nest House

Google has confirmed that it is going to be asserting additions to Nest House at this occasion. We initially thought a 1080p model of the Chromecast with Google TV was going to be introduced on the occasion, however the exact same Google Chromecast HD with Google TV had a quiet launch final month.

Then, simply two days earlier than the launch occasion, Google introduced the 2nd era Wired Nest Doorbell and the Nest Wi-Fi Professional. It additionally outlined new adjustments which are coming to the Google House app. Google did not appear involved about holding onto any of this information for the launch occasion.

The final time Google launched a brand new sensible speaker was throughout its 2020 occasion when it launched the Google Nest Audio. Maybe we are able to anticipate to see a refreshed Nest House mini (at present on 2nd era) because the final one launched in late 2019. In any other case, the Nest Hub sensible show was simply refreshed final yr, however the Nest Hub Max hasn’t seen a brand new model since 2019.

Are the latest bulletins what Google was referring to, or is there one thing else that Google is holding out to announce on Thursday? We’ll discover out quickly sufficient.

Pricing and availability

Rumors steered that the Pixel 7 and seven Professional could carry the identical beginning costs as their predecessors within the US. The Pixel 7 might begin at $599 whereas the Pixel 7 Professional could begin at $899. European prospects might even see a €649 beginning value for the Pixel 7.

The Google Pixel 7 and seven Professional will go on pre-sale on the identical day because the launch occasion this week (October 6), although the time isn’t specified.

As for the Pixel Watch, the most up-to-date rumor sees European pricing for the Wi-Fi + Bluetooth mannequin to be set to £339 within the UK and €379 within the EU. There’s phrase of an LTE-enabled mannequin as nicely, mentioned to value €419.

Though there’s no phrase on US pricing simply but, earlier leaks and up to date leaks of the EU’s pricing lets us speculate we might even see a $299 beginning value on the Pixel Watch. That is additionally contemplating the leak a couple of $399 LTE-enabled Pixel Watch.