The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are Google’s 2022 flagship phones. A bit unconventional in their announcement five months before launch, these phones finally went on sale today in more places around the world than previous Pixel releases.
The Pixel 7 series can be seen as a small step up from the Pixel 6 series, which is a big step forward for the Pixel brand. With the Pixel 7, Google is content to make smaller improvements across the board to further refine the Pixel 6 formula for wider appeal. If this sounds familiar, then yes, it’s been the mantra for pretty much every major smartphone brand this year, and Google is no exception.
What the Pixel 7 series is an update to the new second-generation Google Tensor G2 chipset, which enables many new camera-centric software functions. New chips and software features make up most of the changes in the Pixel 7, with a slightly updated design and camera hardware rounding out the rest.
This is certainly not an exciting launch, especially for existing Pixel 6 owners. But it doesn’t need to. What it needs is a good set of phones and whether it’s what we’re here for.