After teasing the products at I/O this summer, Google has officially announced the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro.
Like last year’s Google Pixel 6 family, the Pixel 7 lineup includes an in-house processor called Google Tensor G2 and the Titan M2 chip, the latter aims to protect your personal data, according to Google. Google promises that the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will include five years of security updates — the same as the Pixel 6 family.
Google also confirmed that the Pixel 7 lineup will include a built-in virtual private network (VPN) service at no additional cost. What’s interesting about the free-of-charge VPN is that Google released its own VPN back in 2020, usually costing $9.99 a month, and includes other perks, such as 2TB of cloud storage.
The tech giant notes that the Pixel 7 features up to 72 hours of battery when extreme battery saver mode is enabled, includes a better camera, promises to better nighttime selfies, and capture skin tones more accurately.
The Pixel 7 lineup also includes a Clear Calling feature, which uses machine learning to reduce background noise and allow you to hear your calls more clearly. Alongside the fingerprint reader underneath the display, the Pixel 7’s selfie cameras feature a face-recognition system, and there’s face unlock now.
The Pixel 7 is available in Snow, Lemongrass, and Obsidian, and the Pixel 7 Pro will be available in Obsidian, Hazel, and Snow. Both phones are available for preorder today and will release next week. The Pixel 7 will retail for $599, while the Pixel 7 Pro will cost $899.
Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.