Google Pixel 7 launching in India this week: Five phones it will compete with

The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be launched on October 6th.

Highlights
  • Google Pixel 7 is said to launch at a price of around Rs 60,000 in India
  • Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro will be launched on October 6th
  • Here are the top 5 smartphones the Pixel 7 will compete with

 

Google is all set to launch the Google Pixel 7 series on October 6th during the company’s Made by Google event, where Google will also unveil its first smartwatch, the Pixel Watch. We know quite a bit about the Google Pixel 7 series already, how it looks, what chipset it will come with, and more. While Google has only revealed a few details about the Google Pixel 7, leaks and rumours have hinted at a bit more, including the price.

As seen in a recently-leaked Amazon listing, the Google Pixel 7 was listed at a price of $599.99 (roughly Rs 48,800). While the exact conversion of $599.99 is around Rs 48,800, the Pixel 7 may come to India at a higher price of around Rs 60,000 considering the import duties and taxes. With a rough estimate of Rs 60,000, let’s take a look at some of the main rivals of the Pixel 7 in the Indian market.

Google Pixel 7 specifications (rumoured)

Google Pixel 7 specs

  • 6.3-inch display, 90Hz refresh rate
  • Gooogle Tensor G2 SoC
  • 8GB RAM, up to 256GB storage
  • 50MP + 10MP dual rear cameras
  • 4,700mAh battery, 30W fast charging

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The Google Pixel 7 is rumoured to come with a 6.3-inch OLED display with an FHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone will come with the new Google Tensor chip called the Google Tensor G2, paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. The Google Pixel 7 will come with a 4,700mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging.

There is said to be a 50-megapixel primary camera and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle shooter in the dual rear camera setup, along with an 11-megapixel front shooter. The Google Pixel 7 will also come with Google’s Titan security chip.

1. iPhone 14

The iPhone 14, while almost Rs 10,000 more expensive than the Rs 60,000 speculated price of the Pixel 7,Apple iPhone and Google Pixel rivalry is someting we don’t need to tell you about. The iPhone is what most people compare the Google Pixel with, which makes the latest iPhone one of the first phones to compare the Pixel 7 with.

The Apple iPhone 14 comes with a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display with a 2,000,0000:1 contrast ratio and up to 1,200 nits of peak brightness and support for Dolby Vision. The iPhone 14 also features a durable Ceramic Shield front cover, which Apple says is the most durable material used on any smartphone screen. The iPhone 14 is powered by a new version of Apple’s A15 Bionic chip. The new A15 Bionic on the iPhone 14 series comes with 5 GPU cores and 6 CPU cores.

The iPhone 14 has a 12-megapixel dual camera setup that includes a new 12-megapixel primary shooter featuring a larger sensor and larger pixels. The new main camera comes with a larger ƒ/1.5 aperture and 1.9 µm pixels, enabling photo and video improvements in all lighting scenarios. There is also a new 12-megapixel front TrueDepth camera with an ƒ/1.9 aperture.

iPhone 14 price: The Apple iPhone 14 is priced at Rs 79,900 for the 128GB variant, Rs 89,900 for the 256GB variant, and Rs 1,09,900 for the 512GB storage variant. 

2. Samsung Galaxy S22

The Samsung Galaxy S22 is one of the most popular Android flagship in India. While this was also launched at a higher price of Rs 72,999 onwards in India, the Galaxy S22 is currently available at a price of under Rs 60,000 on several e-commerce platforms.

The Samsung Galaxy S22 comes with a 6.1-inch 2X Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. The Samsung Galaxy S22 comes with a triple rear camera that includes a 50-megapixel primary rear camera, a 12-megapixel wide angle lens, and a 10-megapixel telephoto lens.

There is a 3,700mAh battery on the Samsung Galaxy S22, and the smartphone supports up to 25W fast charging. Connectivity options on the smartphone include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port.

Samsung Galaxy S22 Price: The Samsung Galaxy S22 is priced at Rs 62,999 for the 128GB variant, Rs 66,999 for the 256GB storage variant on Samsung’s official website.

3. OnePlus 10 Pro

The OnePlus 10 Pro is also a popular Android flagship and the Google Pixel 7 will also compete with the OnePlus 10 Pro in our market. The OnePlus 10 Pro is priced at Rs 66,999 in India, but is available for a reduced price during the ongoing festive season sales.

The OnePlus 10 Pro comes with a 6.7-inch LTPO AMOLED display with a QHD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. This panel allows the phone’s screen to automatically adjust its refresh rate from 1Hz to 120Hz based on what you are doing on the device. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s latest flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, paired with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

The OnePlus 10 Pro has a 5,000mAh battery that comes with 80W SuperVOOC fast charging technology. The phone has a triple rear camera of a 48-megapixel primary sensor, a 50-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, and an 8-megapixel sensor.

For connectivity, the OnePlus 10 Pro gets Bluetooth 5.2 version, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, USB Type-C port. OnePlus 10 Pro 5G gets the new Android 12-powered OxygenOS 12 version which is different from the ColorOS 12.1 version that launched in China.

OnePlus 10 Pro price: The OnePlus 10 Pro is priced at Rs 61,999 for the 8GB + 128GB storage variant and Rs 66,999 for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant.

4. Moto Edge 30 Ultra

The Moto Edge 30 Ultra is the latest flagship smartphone from Motorola. The Moto Edge 30 Ultra offers a very near stock Android experience with flagship performance and a 200MP camera, making it a viable competitor to the Google Pixel 7.

The Moto Edge 30 Ultra comes with a 6.67-inch full-HD+ OLED display with a 144Hz refresh rate, 1,500Hz touch sampling rate, HDR10+ support, and 1,250 nits of peak brightness. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC paired with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The smartphone comes with a 4,610mAh battery paired with 125W fast charging.

There is a triple rear camera setup on the Moto Edge 30 Ultra that includes a primary 200-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL HP1 shooter, a 50-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens. Up front, the Moto Edge 30 Ultra comes with a 60-megapixel selfie snapper.

Moto Edge 30 Ultra price: The Moto Edge 30 Ultra is priced at Rs 54,999 for the sole 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The 12GB RAM variant is coming soon to markets. 

5. iQOO 9T

The iQOO 9T is also one of the new Android flagships in the market and comes with all the latest specs and features you’d expect. The iQoo 9T 5G is a good Android flagship and is a serious competitor of the Pixel 7 in the in Indian market.

The iQOO 9T comes with a 6.78-inch E5 AMOLED display that gives you Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate with 1500 nits of peak brightness. It is powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset with up to 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The iQOO 9T 5G runs on the Android 12 operating system over which you have the custom interface. The phone gets a vapour cooling system so that gamers can enjoy long sessions without feeling the heat.

Further, the iQOO 9T features a triple rear camera setup that includes a 50-megapixel GN5 sensor with OIS, a 13-megapixel ultrawide-angle sensor and a 12-megapixel telephoto sensor. iQOO 9T packs a 4700mAh battery that supports 120W charging.

iQoo 9T price: The iQOO 9T 5G is priced at Rs 49,999 for the 8GB + 128GB variant and Rs 54,999 for the  12GB + 256GB variant.