The Google On Thursday, it announced the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones and its first Pixel Watch. Hardware was For the first time during a Google Developer event In May, the company used an event in New York City to provide more details about each new product, such as what’s new, how much it costs, and when you can buy it.
The Pixel is gaining momentum, but it still holds a small portion of the phone market. During Alphabet’s first-quarter earnings call, CEO Sundar Pichai said the Pixel Series 6 is the “fastest-selling pixel ever” and said the company set a record for quarterly sales. The company hopes to carry that momentum with the new Pixel 7 phone.
Google makes most of its money from advertising and does not report revenue directly from its hardware products. The company reports an “other” revenue segment, which includes devices, the Play Store, and YouTube non-ad revenue. In the second quarter of this year, the company said it generated “other” revenue of $6.55 billion for the quarter, down slightly from $6.62 billion a year earlier. Conversely, Apple generated $50.5 billion in iPhone revenue during the second quarter.
Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel Watch launch on October 13th.
Here’s what you need to know about them.
Pixel Watch has Fitbit built in
The Pixel Watch will include Fitbit’s health tracking features, acquired by Google for about $2.1 billion.
You can use the Fitbit app on the watch to track your workouts, how well you slept, steps taken, and more. If you’ve already used the Fitbit app, it will sync directly with the app you already have on your phone. The Pixel Watch also comes with a six-month Fitbit Premium Membership. The service includes access to more than 200 exercises, provides information on how sleep trends and heart rate change over time, and more.
But, like the Apple Watch, it has smartwatch features as well. It runs the company’s Wear OS software, which allows you to download apps from the Google Play Store. And it links seamlessly with Google products like Wallet, Gmail, Calendar, and Google Home. Pixel Watch only works with Android phones.
Google says the Pixel Watch can last up to 24 hours on a single charge, which is six hours longer than the Apple Watch Series 8.
The Pixel Watch starts at $349.99 for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and $399.99 for 4G LTE. Like Apple’s Series 8, it has Emergency SOS. The company says it will add a fall detection feature later this year.
Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro
Pixel 7 in all colors.
The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, priced at $599 and $899, are the first two phones to run on Google’s new Tensor G2 chip. It appears that Google continues to build its own chips Instead of using a chip from QualcommWhich it abandoned last year when it launched the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The Tensor wizard helps enable features Google said it couldn’t provide otherwise, like increased camera functionality, on-device translation, and more.
Google said the Pixel 7 has a 6.3-inch screen that’s 25% brighter than last year’s model to improve outdoor visibility. It will be offered with 128GB and 256GB storage, which is plenty for most people, although people who need more space to save large files like videos should consider the Pixel 7 Pro, which comes with 512GB of storage.
Google’s Pixels are known to have some of the best cameras on the market in the past years. We don’t yet know how the Pixel 7 will match, but Google says it has made improvements.
Google shocked the resolution of the rear camera with up to 50MP, which is supposed to deliver clearer photos than last year’s phones. And despite the cheaper price, the Pixel 7 has the same front, main, and ultrawide sensors as the more expensive model, but doesn’t have the added zoom lens on the back.
Pixel 7 Pro colours.
The Pixel 7 Pro has a few other high-end trims. It has more memory, which makes apps and multitasking feel faster, and it has a better screen with clearer resolution and higher brightness outdoors. It also has a higher refresh rate, just like the iPhone 14 Pro Max, which means scrolling through websites or playing games will feel smoother.
You can pre-order and see the new phones starting Thursday before they release on October 13.
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