It’s probably no coincidence that Google is sharing details of the Pixel 7 line on iPhone 14 launch day. After all, if any company can steal some of Apple’s thunder, it’s either Google – or Samsung, but we don’t expect anything else from the manufacturer this year. Galaxy Fold.
First, the company revealed that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be fully unveiled on October 6, and now – via its online shop (opens in a new tab) and noticed by Telephone arena (opens in a new tab) – Google has revealed the colors in which you will be able to put the phones.
For Google Pixel 7, it’s a choice of Obsidian, Snow, or Lemongrass, and for Pixel 7 Pro, it’s Obsidian, Snow, or Hazel.
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So it is not the widest selection, and each model has only one unique shade. Obsidian and Snow are basically black and white respectively, while Lemongrass is greenish yellow and Hazel is gray-green.
In addition to the colors, Google also revealed the chipset these phones will use. We already knew it would be the next generation of the Tensor chipset from the Pixel 6 line, but now we know the name – it’s Google Tensor G2.
Google is promising this chipset will bring “even more useful, personalized features for photos, videos, security and speech recognition.” However, going through the previous version, it is unlikely to match the raw power of the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, which is currently the top Android chipset, let alone the A16 Bionic we expect to see on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Analysis: a new selection of shades
While the Pixel 7 color selection isn’t particularly wide, it does include some shades that weren’t offered on the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro.
Pixel 6 may be available in Stormy Black, Sorta Seafoam or Kinda Coral, while Pixel 6 Pro is available in Stormy Black, Cloudy White and Sorta Sunny. So there are black and white in both collections, but this year’s Hazel and Lemongrass offers are new.
However, the Pixel 6 line probably has more interesting colors, because if nothing else, many of them are two-color shades, with a different color above the camera block than below. In the case of the Pixel 7, Google has abandoned this idea.
As a result, the new phones look smarter, especially with the metal camera block, but also look slightly less eye-catching and distinctive. Still, they are certainly among the best Pixel phones.