It’s probably no coincidence that Google is sharing details of the Pixel 7 line on the day of the iPhone 14’s launch. After all, if any company can steal anything from Apple’s thunder, it’s Google — or Samsung, but we expect it. years nothing else great from the Galaxy Fold maker.
First, the company revealed that the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro would be fully unveiled on October 6, and now – through its online store (opens in new tab) and spotted by Phone Arena (opens in new tab) – Google has revealed the colors you can get the phones in.
In the case of the Google Pixel 7, it’s a choice of Obsidian, Snow, or Lemongrass, and for the Pixel 7 Pro, it’s Obsidian, Snow, or Hazel.
So not the widest range, 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 grayish green.
In addition to the colors, Google has also revealed the chipset that these phones will use. We already knew it would be the next generation of the Tensor chipset featured in the Pixel 6 line, but now we know the name: it’s the Google Tensor G2.
Google promises that this chipset will bring “even more useful, personalized features for photos, videos, security and speech recognition”. However, going from the previous version, it’s unlikely to match the raw power of the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, the current best Android chipset, let alone the A16 Bionic we expect to see in 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.
The Pixel 6 is available in Stormy Black, Sorta Seafoam or Kinda Coral, while the Pixel 6 Pro is available in Stormy Black, Cloudy White and Sorta Sunny. So there’s black and white in both selections, but this year’s offerings from Hazel and Lemongrass are new.
However, the Pixel 6 line arguably has more interesting colors because if nothing else, many of them are two-tone shades, with a different color above the camera block than below. For the Pixel 7, however, Google ditched this idea.
The new phones may look smarter as a result, especially with their metal camera block, but they also look a little less eye-catching and distinctive. Still, they will definitely be among the best Pixel phones.