Google has never been a good brand for keeping its upcoming products under wraps. This is especially so when we talk about the Pixel series. Since the Google Pixel 3, we’ve seen these devices appear several months before their release. This was no exception with the Google Pixel 7 series. Frankly, Google doesn’t care anymore. The company launched the phones back in May and even released videos ahead of the October 6 launch.
Tomorrow, the company will remove the packaging from its new phones. You probably already know a lot about phones, but still, as avid enthusiasts, you will continue to follow the news. Tomorrow, the company will finally unveil the Pixel 7 series with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. These devices won’t be the only stars of the show, though. For example, the company will present its first smart watch – Pixel Watch. Through this article, we’ll list everything we know and expect from the October 6 event (through).
Pixel 7 series, Pixel Watch, and more
In addition to the new Pixel 7 smartphones, we also have the aforementioned Pixel Watch. Google will finally introduce its product to work with WearOS. This may be Google’s last chance to push its WearOS forward for smartwatches and make it what Android is for smartphones. The company will also provide more details on the Fitbit integration. Last but not least, we expect new Google Home products, Nest and more services to appear.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro
The Pixel 6 has arrived, revolutionizing the lineup in a big way. For this year, we don’t expect massive changes, just incremental upgrades. The Pixel 7 duo made a brief appearance at Google I/O in May. In terms of design, they are very similar to the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with subtle changes to the camera hood. Interestingly, this camera viewfinder now has an aluminum finish rather than glass.
The Pixel 7 smartphone duo has been widely leaked over the past few days. We have seen several teasers showing the design of the new smartphones. The rumor mill has also done its job, leaking high-quality renders of the upcoming products. According to the teasers, the Google Pixel 7 will have an anodized aluminum finish. The Pro, on the other hand, has a glossy finish.
The Pixel 7 Pro’s curved display will be less prominent than its predecessor. The goal is to make the phone more comfortable to hold.
As far as specifications are concerned, the duo of smartphones will not make major deviations from their predecessors. For example, the Pixel 6 has a flat 6.3-inch OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution. This panel has up to 90 Hz refresh rate. Moving to the rear, the phone retains the dual camera setup – a 50MP primary camera and a 12MP ultra-wide camera. The main one is the Samsung GN1, while the second one has a Sony IMX381 shooter. The company will opt for an 11 MP shooter for selfies. The Pixel 7 Pro, just like its predecessor, will have an additional 48MP telephoto zoom module.
The Pixel 7 will have a 4,700 mAh battery with support for 30W wired charging. However, time will tell if the phone will reach that charging speed.
Pixel 7 Pro
The Pixel 7 Pro will feature a 6.7-inch AMOLED LTPO screen with Quad HD+ resolution. It also has a 120 Hz refresh rate. The phone will have an 11 MP selfie camera with a Samsung 3J sensor. The phone uses the same camera setup as the Pixel 7 with the addition of a telephoto 50MP Samsung GM1 camera.
The Pixel 7 pro is powered by a larger 5000mAh battery with 30W charging. Both phones may support 21W wireless charging.
Google Tensor G2 – The highlight of the Google Pixel 7 series
Do you know what the two phones have in common? They carry the same Google Tensor G2 processor. This chipset is a replacement for last year’s Tensor, also known as Google’s first silicon. Unfortunately, the new chipset doesn’t bring significant performance improvements. Of course, there is a new GPU that can keep it on a gaming level and also improve the image processing capabilities. However, the performance will be similar.
Recent reports also say that despite the same ARMv8 architecture and core layout, the Tensor G2 will have a 4nm process. This can allow for higher clock speeds and also keeps the phone efficient enough.
Tensor G2 retains the CPU configuration of its predecessor – 2 x ARM Cortex – X1 cores, 2 x ARM Cortex-A76 cores and 4 x ARM Cortex-A55 cores. The difference is in the clock frequency. The X2 cores will see a jump to 2.85GHz, while the A76 cores will hit 2.35GHz. Don’t expect a stellar performance boost, but it might bring 10% in multi-core performance. Although this chip is not on par with current flagship SoCs, it will still be better than most of the mid-range ones. The GPU department ditches the Mali-G78 MP20 for a newer Mali-G710 GPU. Last but not least, the new Tensor will bring an updated modem. This will improve battery life and connectivity.
Google Pixel Watch
The Google Pixel Watch is the next star of the show. The device will join the Pixel 7 series and push WearOS forward. It’s Google’s first offering to work with WearOS. The past few years have been rocky for Google’s wearable operating system. However, thanks to Samsung’s help and push with the Galaxy Watch series, we may see another refresh of the company’s wearable system. Hopefully it will address the terrible battery life that plagued the old WearOS smartwatches.
The Google Pixel Watch has surfaced through several leaks. Most recently, it was introduced via a short trailer. The smartwatch has a round face with a curved display cover. There is something cool about it – it comes with a rotating crown and a multi-function button. Galaxy Watch fans disappointed by Samsung’s removal of the physical crown may see the Pixel Watch as a nostalgic option.
In terms of hardware, the Pixel Watch will use an older Exynos 9110. However, it also carries a coprocessor to keep things efficient. Rumors say it will have 1.5GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
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As for battery life, the wearable is expected to come with a 300mAh battery. We expect an LTE variant and a Wi-Fi + Bluetooth option. Specifications may differ between these two. Google is rumored to promise a day of battery life for the Pixel Watch. We assume this is for heavy use. Otherwise, it might disappoint some fans.
Old leaks indicate that the watch is 14mm thick and 30mm in diameter. Which translates to a 1.18-inch panel.
The WearOS app will disappear
Shortly after the launch of the Pixel Watch, Google will ditch the current Wear OS app. It will be up to each OEM to offer its companion app for the new Wear OS smartwatches. The Pixel Watch will provide a “Google Pixel Watch app” to work with.
The leaks suggest built-in support for Maps and Wallet. Additionally, the company will offer a free 6-month Fitbit Premium membership. Google will also provide deeper integration with Fitbit. Interestingly, the company will also release maps and wallet apps for upcoming Fitbit devices.
The Pixel Watch will also integrate with Google Photos. You can use some photos for your watch faces, for example. It will also bring an emergency SOS call screen and smart home management. We expect Google to provide some goodies for owners of the Pixel 7 series.
Home of Google Nest
In addition to the Pixel 7 series and the new Pixel Watch, the company will also introduce a new Nest Home product. This might not be a big deal for some users, but those who have a Google Home will certainly be happy. The company will unveil a new Nest Home product at the event, but we don’t know exactly what’s coming.
Previous reports pointed to the launch of a new Chromecast product at the event. However, in September, Google introduced the Google Chromecast HD with Google TV. Now, two days ago, the company released the 2nd generation Wired Nest Doorbell and Nest Wi-Fi Pro.
So the big question is – what does Google have in store for the next series in tomorrow’s event? Some rumors point to the launch of a new smart speaker.
The last smart speaker was launched back in 2020. Hence, Google may be preparing a new smart speaker for launch. In addition, we can also see the launch of a new Nest Home mini. The last version was at the end of 2019. Otherwise, the company may also present the Nest Hub Smart Display or the Nest Hub Max. There are many open options and, unfortunately, leaks are scarce. Therefore, we will have to wait until tomorrow to see what comes from the Nest series.
Pixel Notepad or Pixel Tablet
The first foldable smartphone in the Pixel series has been rumored since 2020. Last year, these rumors intensified, pointing to an October 2021 launch. However, the foldable Pixel did not arrive. Rumors then moved to a Q1-Q2 release. According to the leak, the company planned to launch its foldable phone alongside Android 12L – the version of Android for tablets and foldable devices. Unfortunately, the Pixel did not reappear. Now, are we seeing the so-called Pixel Notepad at tomorrow’s event? We don’t think so.
We’ve seen countless leaks about the Pixel 7 series, and even the Pixel Watch has leaked. Meanwhile, Pixel Notepad continues to appear only in rumours. So we don’t think it’s ready for release. It would be a huge surprise. But honestly, best case scenario we get a teaser tomorrow.
There are also rumors of a Pixel tablet. This will be a big upgrade after the last Pixel tablet. However, we don’t know if he will be ready for tomorrow’s event. But who knows? The new tablet is rumored to bring a massive 11-inch display. It practically joins the segment of tablets with a large screen.
We don’t know exactly if Google is coming with new headphones. But we can also expect an upgrade for the Pixel Earbuds A series.
Pricing and availability for the Google Pixel 7 series and other products
Some of the upcoming Google Pixel products have had their pricing revealed. The Google Pixel 7 series will be available at the same price as the Pixel 6 series. So we expect the Pixel 7 at $599. The Pixel 7 Pro will start at around $899. European customers will see the Pixel 7 priced at €649.
The two Google Pixel 7 series smartphones will enter the pre-order phase immediately after the event. However, there is no date for actual deliveries to begin. The Pixel Watch will be available in LTE and Wi-Fi + Bluetooth variants. According to the company, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth will cost £339 in the UK and €379 in the EU. There’s also no word on an LTE-capable model, which is said to cost €419.
Unfortunately, there is no US pricing information. However, the leak points to a price of $299 for the Pixel Watch in the US. The company could use the $399 price tag for the LTE variant.
Conclusion – Spotlight on the Google Pixel 7 series and the Pixel Watch
As for Google’s other products, we’ll have to wait and see what the company has in store. Either way, you can expect the Google Pixel 7 series to grab attention. Also, these prices only apply to the EU and US markets. We know that the Pixel 7 series will also reach other countries in Asia like India and North America and will also land in Canada. We expect full details to emerge tomorrow.