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Google Pixel 7: Shrunken flagship launches in three colours with Google Tensor G2 chipset

The Pixel 7 has a slightly smaller display than its predecessor. (Image source: Google)
The Pixel 7 has a slightly smaller display than its predecessor. (Image source: Google)
The Pixel 7 has arrived and is already available to pre-order. Shipping with a complimentary pair of Pixel Buds Pro or money off the Pixel Watch if you pre-order before October 17, the Pixel 7 has many of the same features as the Pixel 7 Pro but in a chassis that is even smaller than the Pixel 6.

Google has introduced the Pixel 7, the cheaper alternative to the Pixel 7 Pro. Like its predecessor, the Pixel 7 offers almost all the same features as the Pixel 7 Pro, save for a few cost-savings. Hence, the Pixel 7 lacks a telephoto camera, while its display only operates at 1080p and 90 Hz rather than 1440p and 120 Hz like the Pixel 7 Pro.

As expected, the Pixel 7 is a touch smaller than the Pixel 6. Unlike the Pixel 7 Pro, the Pixel 7 also has a smaller display than its predecessor. Still, the Pixel 7 is not a compact smartphone by modern standards like the Pixel 4 or the Pixel 5. Instead, the Pixel 7 measures 155.6 x 73.2 x 8.7 mm and has a 6.3-inch display. By contrast, the Pixel 6 comes in at 158.6 x 74.8 x 8.9 mm, which allows it to incorporate a 6.4-inch display.

(Image source: Google)
(Image source: Google)

Additionally, the Pixel 7 weighs 197 g, making it 10 g lighter than the Pixel 6. Unfortunately, the Pixel 7's battery capacity is 4,355 mAh, down from the 4,614 mAh that the Pixel 6 offers. Separately, Google has upgraded its smaller flagship Pixel to Tensor G2, the same chipset found in the Pixel 7 Pro. Google has only made minor camera changes though, with a new front-facing camera from the Pixel 7 Pro the main highlight.

The Pixel 7 starts at €649 with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, or £599 in the UK. Also available with 256 GB of storage for a €100/£100 surcharge, both variants can be configured in Lemongrass, Snow or Obsidian colourways. Surprisingly, Pixel 7 pre-orders come with a complimentary pair of Pixel Buds Pro or the equivalent price off a Pixel Watch, which also launched today.  

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(Image source: Google)
(Image source: Google)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-10- 6 (Update: 2022-10- 6)