Google today announced the launch of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones, which will compete directly with the iPhone 14 lineup, as well as the debut of the Pixel Watch, one of the Apple Watch competitors. Mac rumors Videographer Dan Barbera was at a Google event, and was able to get some hands-on time with the new hardware to give us a look at how to keep up with Apple’s latest range of products.
Starting at $599, the Pixel 7 features a brighter 6.3-inch display with a punch-hole camera, a matte aluminum cover, and Gorilla Glass Victus on the front and back. It has a Google-designed Tensor G2 chip with 8GB of RAM, a dual rear camera system with “cinematic blur” and wide and ultra-wide lenses.
The more expensive Pixel 7 Pro starts at $899, with the larger device offering a 6.7-inch screen (the same size as the 14 Plus and Pro Max), a Tensor G2 chip with 12GB of RAM, and a triple-lens camera system With a 12MP ultra-wide lens, a 50MP ultra-wide lens, and a 48MP telephoto lens. Camera features include macro focus, 30x Super Res Zoom, Cinematic Blur for photos, and Real Tone for realistic skin tones.
Google added a built-in VPN feature soon, plus the Pixel 7 smartphones offer more than 24 hours of battery life, fast wireless charging, fingerprint unlock, cough and snore detection added to the sleep tracking function.
Besides the Pixel 7 phones, Google also introduced the Pixel Watch, which rivals the Apple Watch. Priced at $350, the Pixel Watch has a round display that sets it apart from the Apple Watch’s rectangular screen design. The Pixel Watch includes features from Google-owned Fitbit, including heart rate tracking, ECG, sleep tracking, fall detection, Emergency SOS, and more.
We’ll be doing a more in-depth comparison between the Pixel 7 Pro and the iPhone 14 Pro, as well as providing a side-by-side look at the Pixel Watch compared to the Apple Watch, with those videos showing up next week. What do you think of Google’s new suite of products? Let us know in the comments below.