Google has announced that the Pixel 7 will launch on October 6. And, unlike the iPhone 14, it’s powered by an all-new chip.
The company has announced its fall hardware event will take place on October 6 – with a full month’s notice – and has also given us a brief glimpse of its first smartwatch, the Pixel Watch.
Pixel 7 is coming
Google chose the day before Apple’s event to announce the date of its own “Made By Google” launch. It takes place on Thursday, October 6 at 10 a.m. ET. It brings the official unveiling of the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro and the Pixel Watch.
Since launches are usually announced only one or two weeks in advance, it was probably no coincidence that the date was announced a day before Apple’s “Far Out” event.
Nor was there any confirmation that the Pixel phones will be powered by a brand new chip, Tensor G2, the second generation of Google’s own internal processor. The iPhone 14 will use the same A15 chip as the iPhone 13.
The Pixel 6 was Google’s best-selling phone ever, and the company hopes the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro can build on that success. The new processor and refreshed design already contrasts with the iPhone 14, which reused many features from last year’s models in what seems like a very modest upgrade.