What to expect from the Google Pixel launch event

What to expect from the Google Pixel launch event
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We’re getting even closer to the launch of the Pixel 7 phone and Pixel Watch as Google’s fall launch event is set to take place on Thursday, October 6th at 10:00am ET.

While we have an idea of ​​what to expect, Google may still have some surprises in store. Here’s everything we’re looking forward to at the upcoming Google Pixel event.

Without a new generation of Pixel smartphones, there would be no Pixel launch event. We’ll see what Google has in store for the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, which Google gave a glimpse of back in May during I/O.

At the event, Google showed renderings of the devices, each sporting an aluminum camera bar and the updated Tensor G2 chip (we’ll get to that below). The Pixel 7 Pro houses two cutouts for its three-camera array, while the base Pixel 7 comes with one cutout for its two cameras.

We’re not expecting too many changes in terms of camera specs as the Pixel 7 is said to have the same 50MP main sensor as the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. However, both the base Pixel 7 and 7 Pro could come with an upgraded 11-megapixel front camera, which the Pixel 6 Pro already has.

An image showing the alleged Pixel 7 Pro in an unboxing video
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Corresponding 9to5Google, Pixel 7 and 7 Pro may also sport the same displays as their predecessors, which come with 90Hz 1080 x 2400 and 120Hz 1440 x 3120 displays, respectively. The display on the Pixel 7 can actually be lightweight smaller than the one on the Pixel 6, while the Pixel 7 Pro may come with a native 1080p mode to potentially help users save battery.

Alleged prototypes of the device have circulated around the internet, with one user claiming to be selling one on eBay and another saying he bought the device on Facebook Marketplace. Recently, what appears to be a more finished version of the Pixel 7 Pro surfaced in an unboxing video at a tech shop in Bangladesh. These images and videos don’t really tell us anything new about the device, but they confirm a lot of what Google showed us at I/O.

In terms of price, the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are expected to remain the same as the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro at launch. Android Police founder Artem Russakovski tweeted the potential prices for both devices, which could go for $599 for the Pixel 7 and $899 for the Pixel 7 Pro.

Arguably one of the most exciting things to come out of Google’s upcoming event is the release of the new Pixel Watch. Although Google officially announced the watch at I/O, rumors about the device have been circulating for several months leading up to the event.

So far we know the Pixel Watch will have a circular, dome-style watch face with a tactile crown, side button, and proprietary band that you can swap out for other styles. It also comes with an “enhanced” version of Wear OS 3 that includes native Google apps like Google Maps, Google Assistant, Google Wallet and Google Home. A new Fitbit integration means you can use the watch to view and track health info, like: B. Heart rate, sleep tracking and active zone minutes.

Pixel watch rendering

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We’re still not sure which chip the Pixel Watch will use, but a source said so 9to5Google that it could come with a powerful Samsung Exynos 9110, over 1.5GB of RAM and up to 32GB of storage. And thanks to possible images and information about the watch posted to Reddit and leaked Android Centralwe know that the device could have a 40mm watch face that is 14mm thick, while the display itself is around 30mm.

A report from 9to5Google claims the watch will have a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth-only variant for $349 and a pricier $399 option with LTE connectivity. It could also come in three color variants: black, silver, and gold.

Google unveiled its first internal Tensor chip last year before debuting on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. The company is poised to unveil the second generation of the chip with the release of the Pixel 7, and some rumors have already given us an idea of ​​what to expect in terms of performance.

Developer Kuba Wojciechowski Data uncovered on Geekbench suggesting the processor could have the same CPU cores as the first Tensor chip, resulting in a marginal 10 percent increase in performance. The GPU could take a bigger hit, however, as Wojciechowski says it should get a 20 percent performance boost and a 20 percent performance reduction.

Google teased the Pixel tablet at I/O earlier this year, and it was kind of underwhelming. With its chunky matte white bezel, my colleague Dan Seifert said it resembles “a Samsung tablet from circa 2013 or 2014.” We know for sure that it will run Android, but Google didn’t offer any further details about the device at the I/O.

An image showing the display of Google's Pixel tablet

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However, leaks have given us some possible clues as to what’s to come. Specifications leaked 91mobile phones suggest it could have an 11-inch display, Wi-Fi 6 support, and 128GB and 256GB storage options. Code-Sleuth Wojciechowski also found evidence of a “Pro” tablet variant buried in the beta of the first quarterly platform release of Android 13. It’s unclear what the differences between the standard tablet and Pro versions will be, but insights from 9to5Google suggest the two devices could have different rear cameras.

If Google gives us a better look at the Pixel tablet and unveils a Pro variant, we might not even see the device by the end of this year. Google announced at I/O that it would launch the tablet in 2023.

The event won’t just be about Pixel devices – we’ll also see some new smart home technologies. For one thing, we’re expecting a “Pro” version of Google’s Nest Wi-Fi router.

A listing for the upcoming device recently surfaced on B&H Photos for $199.99. The “Nest Wifi Pro” name also appeared on a listing with the FCC, indicating that they support Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth LE, and come with Threaded Mesh network radios in support of the Matter Smart Home standard could.

We may also see a new wired Nest doorbell. Aside from that, these are revealed in the Google Home app by 9to5Googlewe don’t know much about the device.

Rumors of a mysterious foldable Pixel (or two) have been around since last year and we haven’t seen any sign of the device so far. But recent leaks suggest that Google is only working on it one device, and it could be folded vertically like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold.

An image showing the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 unfolded

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In mid-September, Wojciechowski again discovered code relating to the folded and unfolded state of a device codenamed “Felix” by Google. The code also mentions that the device will have a 64-megapixel primary sensor with a 10.8-megapixel telephoto lens on the back, an 8-megapixel sensor on the inside, and another 10.8-megapixel telephoto lens on the front could.

We might not see the foldable Pixel at this event as Google is rumored to be releasing the device in the spring of next year.

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