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Google Pixel 7 series to launch without 512 GB storage option in Europe

The Pixel 7 series will launch in four colourways, with exclusives for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. (Image source: Google)
The Pixel 7 series will launch in four colourways, with exclusives for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. (Image source: Google)
According to reports, Google plans to continue only offering 128 GB and 256 GB of storage with its flagship smartphones in Europe. While the US may receive a 512 GB variant of the Pixel 7 Pro, non-expandable storage means that there will be no way to push the Pixel 7 series beyond 256 GB in Europe. Google has confirmed that there will be colour exclusives for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro too.

Roland Quandt claims to have obtained storage configurations for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Google's next-generation flagship smartphones barring the surprise introduction of the rumoured Pixel 7 Ultra. As we reported last week, Google has already confirmed that the pair will debut on October 6 at 14:00 UTC, as well as the long-awaited Pixel Watch. Additionally, the company teased that the Pixel 7 series would rely on the Google Tensor G2, its second-generation in-house SoC.

Moreover, Google now outlines on its website that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be broadly available in the same colourways. As the screenshots show, both models will be orderable in Obsidian and Snow, which feature grey and silver camera housings, respectively. By contrast, Lemongrass will be a Pixel 7 exclusive, as will Hazel for the Pixel 7 Pro. Fundamentally both green, Google has elected to give Lemongrass a more muted gold camera housing, compared to the more striking finish surrounding the three cameras on the Hazel version of the Pixel 7 Pro.

While Google will offer the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro in different colours to an extent, Roland Quandt claims that the pair will be available in the same storage variants. Based on earlier leaks, the former will feature 8 GB of RAM, 4 GB less than the Pixel 7 Pro. In short, the Pixel 7 series will mirror its predecessors in this regard.

Furthermore, Quandt states that Google only plans to offer the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro with 128 GB and 256 GB of storage, at least in Europe. For reference, Google sells the Pixel 6 Pro with 512 GB of storage in the US. Hence, we would not be surprised if the company replicates this move with the Pixel 7 Pro. Unfortunately, the Pixel 7 series will lack microSD card expansion, leaving the Pixel 7 series light compared to its competitors like the iPhone 14 Pro series and the Galaxy S22 Ultra.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-09-13 (Update: 2022-09-13)