After the excellent range of Pixel 6, 6 Pro and 6a, Google is back this year with two smartphones and a connected watch. And two good news are coming for the launch: very nice pre-order offers on the Orange and Sosh sites and availability in Orange stores from October 13th. The opportunity to take control of these new terminals before buying them.
Freshly announced, the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are already making a strong impression. A more accomplished design, but still recognizable, a still impressive photo module and software power still at the heart of the user experience. This year, the American giant is also coming back with a Google Pixel Watch integrating the best of Fitbit, and… surprise, the products will be available online and in Orange stores for anyone who wants to take them in hand. Bonus point: they are accompanied by very nice pre-order offers.
Products available in physical stores… which benefit from pre-order offers.
From October 6 and until October 12, Google and Orange are offering great pre-order offers on the Orange and Sosh sites. If you fall for the Google Pixel 7, for example, know that it will be delivered to you with the excellent Google Pixel Buds Pro. If, on the other hand, you succumb to the charm of the Google Pixel 7 Pro, Google offers you its Google Pixel Watch. A nice pre-order pack that will allow you to effectively start a Google ecosystem.
Another good news that is impossible to miss: following the Google Pixel 6a, the new Google Pixel will be available in physical stores. An opportunity to take control of the brand’s latest smartphones and accessories before offering them to you. To take advantage of it, go to an Orange store from October 13, 2022. And for Sosh or Orange customers, 100 euros in additional discounts are on the menu for your pre-orders.
Design, ever more premium
Between the Pixel 6 range and the Pixel 7 range, the design differences are subtle, but impossible to confuse the new models with the old ones. Already because the rear photo module has been subtly rounded and reveals the two rear modules of the Google Pixel 7 and the 3 modules of the Google Pixel 7 Pro.
For the Google Pixel 7, the manufacturer makes its smartphone slightly more compact with a screen diagonal of 6.3 inches (against 6.4 for the Google Pixel 6). The Pro version remains unchanged with a beautiful 6.7-inch screen and offers an LTPO OLED panel at 120 Hz, where the Google Pixel 7 displays an FHD + screen at 90 Hz.
Premium smartphones oblige, the back of the two models is made of glass, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus glass. For the Pixel 7 Pro, the frame that surrounds the sensors is made of aluminum with a matte finish while the Google Pixel 7 has a polished alloy frame.
Another difference between the two terminals: the photo module. More rounded than on previous models, the triple sensor of the Google Pixel 7 Pro is characterized by the separation of the 12-megapixel sensor. On the back of the Google Pixel 7, on the other hand, the photo block is concentrated in a single location.
Photography at a professional level
And if the shape changes, the quality of the photos produced by the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro does not change. Last year Google managed to climb to the forefront of photophones with photo modules which, at first glance, did not come to walk on the toes of the competition. This year, the manufacturer is raising the bar, increasing the definition of its sensors and offering image quality that is still excellent and recognizable among all.
On the Google Pixel 7 first of all, there is therefore a double module comprising a 50-megapixel wide-angle and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle.
On the Google Pixel 7 Pro side, you have to rely on a triple module. The first is a 48-megapixel telephoto lens with x5 optical zoom, the second and third are identical to those of the Google Pixel 7. On the other hand, it should be noted that the Google Pixel 7 Pro offers some additional shooting features such as macro focus, and high resolution zoom up to ×30. Its little brother only benefits from a digital zoom of up to ×8.
Both models also offer colorimetric rendering “realtone” which ensures color accuracy, which is very useful in particular for accurately rendering skin tones.
At the front, Google has implemented the same 10.8 megapixel photo sensor on both smartphones with the ability to shoot in 4K.
Android at its best, supported by an all-new Google Tensor G2
To support these technical performances, Google has obviously sprinkled its smartphones with its inimitable AI. In addition to an improved magic eraser mode that will surprise the most picky retouchers, the Mountain View giant equips its smartphones with some new options such as cinematic blur, which offers a background bokeh in video, which will give your sequences a professional.
The manufacturer has also implemented an anti-blur mode which provides sharp images in all circumstances. If these modes are multiplying on new smartphones, Google remains a master in the art of image processing thanks to its unique artificial intelligence. Beyond these options, Google obviously retains its inimitable touch which makes its images recognizable among all.
On the processor side, Google persists and signs with a new version of the Google Tensor: the Tensor G2. With this new chip model, Google once again dispenses with the big market players and provides an in-house chip up to the competition.
More powerful, it is supported by the Titan M2 security chip which provides a much higher level of security compared to previous models… which already ensured virtual inviolability of your data.
To strengthen this security, Google is resuscitating unlocking by facial recognition, in addition to fingerprint recognition, placed under the screen. A welcome addition for those who have never really been won over by leaving their mark on their smartphone.
Finally and as always, Google offers a significant software advantage over the competition: it offers five years of major updates for its smartphones. This means that you can keep your new terminal for more than five years, all in good shape. A real plus these days or eco-responsibility… and the shortage of components are at the heart of everyone’s concerns.
The Google Pixel 7 is available for pre-order from 649 euros and the Google Pixel 7 Pro is available from 899 euros all without a plan or commitment. And if you are already an Orange or Sosh customer, you can benefit from an additional advantage with a €100 discount on the Pixel 7 range from October 6 to 12 inclusive.
Surprise, a connected watch on the news menu
To accompany these new models, the Mountain View giant is launching a Google Pixel Watch. Very successful, the connected watch made by Google has more than one trick up its sleeve. Remember, a few years ago, the manufacturer had acquired the famous brand of connected watches Fitbit. Today, Fitbit apps are implemented on Google’s new Pixel Watch. Very good news for all those who already owned Fitbit products, but who were sorely lacking in Google’s expertise.
To make matters worse, Google has gone all out on design by giving this Google Pixel Watch the look of a watch, all in finesse. With a dial of barely 40 mm, it will suit all wrists, even the thinnest. Bonus: it comes with, for smooth navigation, a wheel to scroll through messages and notifications. You can also answer them with or without your smartphone since the Google Pixel Watch takes advantage of the presence of 4G LTE making it independent of the mobile. A Wi-Fi version is also available for those who couldn’t part with their Google Pixel 7 or Google Pixel 7 Pro.
Sporty, it resists scratches thanks to its Corning Gorilla Glass and immersion thanks to its water resistance up to 50 meters deep.
Finally, to top it off, the new Google Pixel Watch integrates the entire suite of Google applications such as Maps, Wallet, Assistant and Calendar. In short, it’s THE perfect watch for those who want a simple and super efficient companion on their wrist.
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