Google is preparing to launch a new line of Pixel products during its upcoming Made by Google event. Although Google has already said it will reveal the Pixel 8 alongside the updated Pixel Watch 2, it may have other surprises in store.
If you’re interested in watching the event, here’s when and where you can tune in, as well as what exactly you can expect.
How to watch the Made by Google event
The Google Pixel event will take place on October 4, 2023, starting at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT. Google will host an in-person hearing at the event location in New York City, but you can follow along by watching the live stream at google website, Youtube channelor via the video embedded at the top of this article.
Full updates for Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro
The new Pixel 8 and 8 Pro will headline this year’s Made by Google event, and both devices will feature some notable improvements over their predecessors. After a series of leaks, Google released an official teaser showing the lineup, confirming some of the rumors we’ve been hearing for the past few months.
Until now, leaks suggest The Pixel 8 Pro is expected to come with the same 6.7-inch display as the Pixel 7 Pro. Meanwhile, the base Pixel 8 is expected to have a smaller screen than its predecessor, measuring 6.17 inches instead of 6. 3 inches. A spec sheet discovered by The leaker Kamila Wojciechowska shows that the Pixel 8 Pro could come with an improved rear camera, with a 50MP wide-angle lens, a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens with macro focus, and a 48MP camera with a 5x telephoto lens. The Pixel 8 Pro may even have a body temperature reading feature as an added bonus.
Meanwhile, the standard Pixel 8 is rumored to come with a 50MP wide-angle camera on the back, along with a 12MP ultra-wide lens with macro focus. The leaked spec sheet says that both devices will have a 10.5 MP front camera, which is slightly lower than the 10.8 MP selfie camera that comes on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. The Pixel 8 and 8 Pro also They could support stepped HDR, a technique that could result in clearer images, along with DSLR-style controls. Additionally, the leaked ads show a variety of AI-powered photo editing features coming to the Pixel 8 lineup, including Magic Editor and a yet-unannounced feature called “Best Take.”
The spec sheet also suggests that the two smartphones will be powered by Google’s new Tensor G3 chip, which offers 8GB of RAM in the Pixel 8 and 12GB in the Pixel 8 Pro. Their displays could also offer a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz, an improvement over the Pixel 7’s 90Hz display. Other leaks indicate that Google will offer seven years of software support for its latest Pixel line and may even include a free Pixel Watch. 2 with the purchase of a Pixel 8 Pro.
Google has yet to confirm the price of the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, but rumors indicate that both models could see a price increase. 9to5Google reports That the Pixel 8 will cost $699 (versus the $599 Pixel 7), and the Pixel 8 Pro will be priced at $999 (versus the $899 Pixel 7 Pro). Renders obtained by MyPriceSmart Give us a potential look at the different color options for both devices, including grey, black and pink for the Pixel 8 and sky blue, porcelain and black for the Pixel 8 Pro.
Pixel Watch 2 gets a new crown and revamped sensor suite
Not only did Google preview the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, it also released a preview of the new Pixel Watch 2. In the trailer, you can see glimpses of the Pixel Watch 2’s new crown that sits flatter against the watch’s crown. . side. However, the bottom of the device shows a new sensor array that could indicate the addition of more health tracking features.
Leaked specifications shared with 91mobiles suggest that the Pixel Watch 2 could adopt some of the same features offered by Google’s Fitbit fitness trackers. That includes a new heart rate tracker that uses Fitbit’s multi-path heart rate sensor that checks your heart rate in more ways and places. It can even incorporate Fitbit’s stress management system that uses a cEDA (continuous electrodermal activity) sensor to help detect when you’re feeling stressed. You can see what this feature would look like in an image shared by leaker Evan Blass.
Other features listed by 91mobiles It includes a way for the watch to automatically detect new exercises, such as running and cycling outdoors, as well as a new Safety Check option that lets you set a timer if you feel like you’re in an unsafe situation. When time is up, the watch will ask you to confirm if you are safe or if you want to share your location with emergency services, depending on 91mobiles. If you don’t respond, it will automatically share your location with your emergency contacts.
According Android Authority, the Pixel Watch 2 may feature an updated Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 processor and an ultra-wideband chip. Aside from all this, not much else is changing. The Pixel Watch 2 is rumored to have the same up to 24-hour battery life as its predecessor and will also retain a similar design, aside from the rumored switch to an all-aluminum chassis.
We don’t yet know how much the Pixel Watch 2 will cost or if it will be more expensive than the original $350 Pixel Watch. The Pixel Watch 2 is rumored to come in gold, black, or silver color options.
Pixel Buds Pro in new colors
In addition to a new Pixel phone and smartwatch, Google is also rumored to reveal some new colors for the Pixel Buds Pro. During another preview For its Made by Google event, the company briefly shows off a case for the Pixel Buds Pro in a porcelain case to match its new Pixel Watch 2 and Pixel 8 Pro.
This may not be the only new color that the Pixel Buds Pro are getting, like a report of 9to5Google suggests that they may also come in sky blue. However, it is still unclear whether Google will make any changes to the design of the headphones or the hardware that powers them.
The launch of Android 14, and maybe some new Pixel-exclusive features?
Android 14 is expected to arrive on October 4, the same day as the Google event. The latest version of the operating system is set to introduce a ton of new features, including passcodes, AI-generated wallpapers, larger text options, stylus improvements, and maybe even the ability to use your phone as webcam.
But that may not be all. It’s been over three months since Google last released a Pixel feature, which means we’re overdue for an update. While the company was initially expected to release its next round of features in early September, it’s likely saving them for its Made by Google event. Make sure you pay attention to The edge for the latest news on Google Ads.
Update October 2 at 8:37 am ET: Added more rumors about Pixel 8 and Pixel Watch 2.