Google unveiled its latest portfolio of devices: the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, the Pixel Watch, and an all-new Pixel tablet at its Made by Google event today.
The new phones focus primarily on camera updates and capabilities added by the updated Tensor G2 processor. The processor handles advanced image processing, expanded security (in conjunction with Titan M2) and machine learning, as well as system cache.
The new Pixel smartphones run the upgraded versions of its mobile operating system, Android 13. Android 13 already rolled out to the last generation of the phone, the Pixel 6 series, in August. Google promises five years of security updates with the phone.
Notably, Google has added a 2x crop-mode-zoom to its 50-megapixel main sensor which produces 12.5-megapixel images from the center of the sensor. Other general improvements the company says you’ll see include faster Night Sight low-light shooting, better skin tones and an audible selfie-help mode for the vision impaired dubbed “Guided Frame.”
The Pixel 7 starts at the same $599 USD launch price as the Pixel 6.
Pixel Watch features a circular design with a curved top that gives it a dome-like appearance. The screen is protected by a Custom 3D Corning Gorilla Glass cover that’s tough and scratch-resistant.
It comes with an always-on AMOLED display with a 320 ppi pixel density and DCI-P3 colour. The display has a peak brightness of 1,000 nits.
According to Google, the Pixel Watch’s chassis is made out of 80% recycled stainless steel. Even the fabric used in the Stretch band for Pixel Watch is made with 100% recycled yarn.
The watch also has a slew of sensors, as you’d expect for a health and fitness tracking-focused device. These include a compass, altimeter, blood oxygen sensor, multipurpose electrical sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and ambient light sensor.
According to Google, Pixel Watch is designed to work seamlessly with the company’s Pixel portfolio and other Android devices. You can even use Pixel Watch as a viewfinder for Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, capturing images remotely. It also features Find My Device integration and extensive support for Google Home.
Pixel Watch is available in both a Bluetooth-only version and one with cellular connectivity that has 4G LTE support. Google’s Pixel Watch starts at $449.99 CAD.
The Pixel 7, 7 Pro and the Pixel Watch go on preorder today and will start shipping next week.
Excited for the pixel watch.