Google unveils Pixel 7 Pro with Tensor G2 processor, 5x telephoto, starts at $899

At the latest Made by Google launch event, Google has fully detailed the Pixel 7 Pro following a number of early looks, leaks, and teases. Entire device specifications, new features, and pricing are now official for the late-2022 flagship Pixel.

Coming with a 6.7-inch QHD+ screen, the Pixel 7 Pro treads familiar territory with a 120Hz refresh LTPO (Low-Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) that can dip as low as 10Hz in specific scenarios. A less pronounced curve at the edges of the display also helps decrease the bezels from a visual perspective. Google says that the screen has a 20% higher peak brightness,which will help when viewing in brightly lit environments. The OLED retains a Gorilla Glass Victus glass panel which is the same material as used on the Pixel 6 Pro.

Google has made changes to the “Camera bar” design that was introduced with the Pixel 6 series last year. A polished anodized aluminum frames now encapsulate the camera with cutouts for the triple-lens configuration found at the rear of the Pixel 7 Pro. An IP68 water- and dust-resistance rating is also present to ensure that ingress protection is available.

The updated “Camera bar” includes a 50-megapixel main sensor (82° FOV, f/1.85), 12-megapixel ultrawide (114°, f/2.2), and upgraded 48-megapixel 5x telephoto zoom lens (f/3.5). An LED flash rounds out the onboard rear camera system. The centered front-facing camera is rated at 11.1-megapixel f (f/2.2).

The second-generation Tensor G2 is at the heart of the Pixel 7 Pro, which offers minor performance improvements over its predecessor. Built upon a 4nm manufacturing process, it utilizes three core (2+2+4) clusters, Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) for machine learning, and Titan M2 security co-processor. Software-based Face Unlock is also available in tandem with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Unlike on Pixel 4, there is no 3D face scanner found on the Pixel 7 Pro.

Alongside the updated Tensor G2, the Pixel 7 Pro includes 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM with 128 or 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage also available (region dependent).

Android 13 come pre-loaded with upgrades to Material You and Dynamic Color theming, which was introduced with Android 12 last year. Improvements include a combined “Security & privacy” menu that fuses on-device and account settings. Other highlights include an improved Photo picker, per-app language controls, plus much more. Pixel 7 Pro is guaranteed five years of security updates with three OS upgrades set to be offered.

The Pixel 7 Pro comes in Obsidian (black), Snow (white/silver), and Hazel (green/gold). Pre-orders open today at the Google Store in 17 countries with devices shipping from October 13.


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