Google introduced the Pixel 7 Pro on Thursday, the latest high-end smartphone in its Pixel lineup.
Similar to its predecessor, the Pixel 7 Pro primarily stands out for its more sophisticated camera and larger screen compared to the standard $599 Pixel 7, which was also unveiled Thursday.
The Pixel 7 Pro starts at $899, just like last year’s Pixel 6 Pro, and goes on sale Oct. 13, with preorders for both the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro starting immediately.
The design of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro was revealed long before today’s presentation, so the appearance of the new Google smartphones came as no surprise. Both devices feature a metal body made from recycled aluminum and a familiar design with a massive main camera panel on the back. On the outside, the Pixel 7 Pro has a higher quality and glossier look, while the Pixel 7 has matte surfaces.
The announcement came during Google’s fall product launch event on Thursday, during which the company also announced the Pixel Watch. Google previewed all three products in May, but only revealed more details about their pricing, availability and features during Thursday’s event.
Both phones run on Google’s new Tensor G2 chip and have a slightly updated design with a more prominent metal camera bar on the back. Google has also made improvements to the zoom on both phones’ cameras, but only the Pixel 7 Pro has a dedicated 48-megapixel telephoto lens and supports macro photography.
The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are part of Google’s ongoing efforts to compete against Samsung and Apple, which rule the global smartphone market.