Google Pixel event 2022: Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch and more

The next Google Pixel event is near on the horizon and we know that the Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch will be announced at the Made by Google event taking place on October 6.

In fact, instead of the usual round-up of leaks and rumors indicating what we can expect at an event, much like Apple’s iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 before the “Far Out” September event, Google has given us multiple looks and details on its next Android flagship lineup and first-ever smartwatch — stemming back to the Google I/O 2022 event.

Despite the certainty of some announcements at the Google October event, it isn’t uncommon for big brands to pull the rug out from under us and deliver a surprise or two. Is there a third, higher-end Pixel 7 in the works? How about that rumored small Pixel that’s expected to be in development? At least we know that updates to smart home accessories will be unveiled, like the Nest Hub or Nest Audio speaker.

Whatever the case, here’s a rundown of all the announcements we can expect at Google’s October event, and a few unlikely announcements we just might see. 

Google Pixel 7

We’ve known the Pixel 7 was inevitable since the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro arrived in 2021, and it was confirmed earlier this year at the Google I/O 2022 event. We also know it’s coming at the October event, as the tech giant specifically states it will “officially introduce the latest Google Pixel devices,” including the “Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and the Google Pixel Watch.”

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So, what else do we know about the next Android flagship? While pricing isn’t certain, the $599 Pixel 6 is a good indication of where it should start. Google hit the mark for mid-tier smartphones bringing flagship capabilities. What’s more, Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated that Google has “definitely shown that Pixel 4a, Pixel 5 are a clear value proposition. We’ll build on that.” Will we see a $100 bump? Only time will tell.

We expect pre-orders to land on October 6, as the Pixel 7 Pro pre-order date has officially been confirmed, so the Pixel 7 will likely follow suit. According to a rumor from Caschys Blog, all three devices will be available to order on October 6, with shipping expected on October 18.

As for its design, it doesn’t stray too far from the Pixel 6’s unique look, albeit this time with a single-tone color above and below the visor. Speaking of, the visor is getting a slight revamp, with a pill-shaped cutout for the dual cameras in different colors. So far, colors include Snow, Obsidian, and Lemongrass on the Pixel 7. The Pixel 7 colors were even teased using a new range of Google Original Chips.

According to oft-reliable display analyst Ross Young, the Pixel 7’s display will shrink from 6.4 inches to 6.3 inches compared to the Pixel 6 — slightly bigger than the 6.1-inch Pixel 6a

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Then there’s the arrival of Google’s custom, next-gen Tensor G2 chip. It’s expected to deliver enhanced processing power and better power efficiency, and the company specifically states it will “bring even more helpful, personalized features to photos, videos, security, and speech recognition.”

As for storage, retailer data spotted by WinFuture (via Roland Quandt on Twitter) indicates both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will come in two storage capacities: 128GB and 256GB. That’s great news for Pixel fans in Europe, who only had the 128GB option available in the Pixel 6. However, there’s no 512GB storage option in sight, so prolific mobile photographers will need a good cloud storage solution.

In the camera department, developer Kuba Wojciechowski dug into Google code and discovered alleged camera specs, stating that both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will use the same 50MP GN1 main sensor and 12MP IMX381 ultrawide sensor on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

There’s still a lot to find out about the Pixel 7, especially when it comes to what kind of software optimizations it will bring. At least we know it will come running Android 13. But we’re sure to find out all about it at the Google October event. 

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