Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro revealed, starting at $599

Both phones will utilize Google's new Tensor G2 chip, and both are available for preorder starting today.


During the Made by Google ’22 presentation, the company formally unveiled its new Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones. The phones feature Google’s newly revealed Tensor G2 chip and prices starting at $599 for the Pixel 7 and $899 for the Pixel 7 Pro, with both available for preorder starting today.

Not only will the Pixel 7 utilize the new Tensor G2 chip, it’ll also offer 8GB of RAM in its base model and 12GB of RAM in the Pixel 7 Pro. Both will offer options featuring 128 GB and 256 GB of storage, though the 7 Pro will offer a model with up to 512GB of storage. The Pixel 7 promises up to “24-hour plus” battery life with Pixel’s Adaptive Battery, and can reportedly last up to 72 hours with Extreme Battery Saver turned on.

Promo image for Google Pixel 7 showing the phone face down on a black table next to a Pixel Watch and earbuds.
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The Pixel 7 will offer a 6.3-inch FHD (Full High Definition) 1080p screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate, while the 7 Pro will boast a 6.7-inch 1440p QHD+ (Quad High Definition) LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) display with a refresh rate up to 120 Hz. The 7 Pro will also offer a dynamic refresh rate that can be lowered to 10 Hz to help save on battery life. Google promises up to a 25 percent brighter display on both models.

Camera wise, the 7 and 7 Pro will both utilize a 50-megapixel main camera along with a 12-megapixel ultra wide camera and 10.8-megapixel selfie camera. Software improvements for the Pixel camera include the new Cinematic Blur video mode and Photo Unblur mode which joins Face Unblur in removing motion blur.

Screenshot from Google Pixel 7 Pro page showing details about the phone's camera.
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Other things to look forward to with the 7 and 7 Pro include a built-in VPN via Google One, though this is listed for both phones as something that’s coming soon. Both phones will offer Face Unlock along with Fingerprint Unlock. For more on the new Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, be sure to review the spec pages for both on Google’s website. Again, both models are available for preorder starting today with the Pixel 7 priced at $599 and the 7 Pro at $899.

For more on what was shown during the Made by Google ’22 presentation, be sure to read through some of our previous coverage as well including the reveal of Google’s new Tensor G2 chip, and the unveiling of the Google Pixel Watch with built-in Fitbit.

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    October 6, 2022 9:07 AM

    Morgan Shaver posted a new article, Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro revealed, starting at $599

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      October 6, 2022 9:19 AM

      built in VPN -- lol, wow. privacy concerns! hope you can turn it off.

      I do use the google fi VPN feature a lot for sketchy wifi and such on travel, it's a great feature, but this sounds...darker.

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        October 7, 2022 1:23 AM

        You'll be able to turn it off. Can you imagine the nightmare if people can't steam Netflix because it detects the VPN.

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      October 6, 2022 10:23 AM

      I really like what they're planning to do with the Pixel Tablet where they're including a dock that turns it into a big Nest Hub.

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        October 7, 2022 1:13 AM

        I like the idea - they half-teased it in the previous reveal (I can't remember if it was last year), but wish they'd take it a step further. I'd have either added a battery to the base so that the entire ensemble could be untethered so you can have like music at a dinner party, or make it more more portable. I guess they expect you to own a chromecast speaker for the former plus another battery would be an added cost, but at least a solid retractable stand would help with the former. So yeah it just needs better portability imo - I'd love this for my parents but I don't want them to have to hold the tablet.

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      October 6, 2022 11:41 AM

      Preordering a 7 pro today.

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        October 6, 2022 5:37 PM

        Just pre-ordered mine, went for a Pro in hazel and chose the pixel watch for free as I already had the buds pro. Trading in my pixel 5 (I'd get £210) which I could've easily used another 1-2 years really but it's only going down in value and the free £379 LTE watch was too good to pass up

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          October 6, 2022 5:45 PM

          Verizon has $700 trade in for my pixel 4xl. Not a bad deal at all.

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          October 6, 2022 5:46 PM

          And I'm curious to hear how the pixel watch is. My fossil gen 5 is still going strong. No wear os3 for it.

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          October 7, 2022 12:51 AM

          I'm really bummed they are not bringing back camera parity between the pro and regular phones. I have preordered the 7 also with Pixel 3 trade-in plus I have a bunch of store credit from a Google One sub. I'll sell the buds and in all that should cut the price almost 60% for me, which is about what I can afford. I considered the watch (it's only discounted, not free on the Pixel 7 reg) but I had a smart watch before which I never really got great use out of.

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