Google Pixel premiere: rumors and what to expect

We’re getting closer to the launch of the Pixel 7 phone and the Pixel Watch. The fall launch of Google is scheduled for Thursday, October 6 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

While we know what to expect, Google may still have a few surprises in store. Here’s what we’re looking forward to at the upcoming Google Pixel event.

There would be no Pixel launch without the new generation of Pixel smartphones. We’ll see what Google has in store for the Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, which Google offered a brief look at during I / O in May.

During the event, Google unveiled device renders, each featuring an aluminum camera bar and an upgraded Tensor G2 chip (we’ll get to that below). The Pixel 7 Pro includes two cutouts for a three-camera layout, and the basic Pixel 7 has one cutout for two cameras.

We don’t expect too many changes when it comes to camera specs, as the Pixel 7 is rumored to have the same 50MP main sensor as the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. Both the entry-level Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, however, can be equipped with the improved 11MP front camera that the Pixel 6 Pro already has.

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According 9do5GoogleThe Pixel 7 and 7 Pro may also have the same displays as their predecessors, with 90Hz 1080 x 2400 and 120Hz 1440 x 3120 displays respectively. The display on the Pixel 7 may actually be a bit 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 power.

Alleged prototypes of the device went viral, with one user claiming to have sold it on eBay and another claiming to have purchased the device from the Facebook Marketplace. Recently, what appears to be a more polished version of the Pixel 7 Pro appeared in an unboxing video at a tech store in Bangladesh. These photos and videos don’t really tell us anything new about the device, but they confirm a lot of what Google showed us during the 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 Russakovskii he tweeted the potential prices of both devices which could be $ 599 for the Pixel 7 and $ 899 for the Pixel 7 Pro.

Probably one of the most exciting things to come with the upcoming Google event is the release of the new Pixel Watch. Although Google officially announced the watch on I / O, rumors of the device had been circulating in the months leading up to the event.

So far, we know that the Pixel Watch will come with a round dome-shaped watch face with a tactile crown, side button, and a proprietary strap that can be swapped for other styles. It will also ship with an “enhanced” version of Wear OS 3, which includes native Google applications such as Google Maps, Google Assistant, Google Wallet, and Google Home. The new Fitbit integration means you can view and track health information using your watch, such as 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 the source said 9do5Google that can be equipped with the powerful Samsung Exynos 9110, over 1.5 GB of RAM and up to 32 GB of memory. And thanks to potential photos and information about the watch it leaked to Reddit and Android Centerwe know that the device can have a 40mm watch face with a thickness of 14mm while the display itself extends around 30mm.

Report from 9do5Google It claims the watch will have a $ 349 Wi-Fi / Bluetooth version and a more expensive $ 399 option with LTE connectivity. It can also come in three color versions: black, silver and gold.

Google revealed its first internal Tensor chip last year before making its debut on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. The company is set to reveal the second-generation 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 They discovered data in Geekbench that indicate the CPU may have the same CPU cores as the first Tensor chip, resulting in a slight 10 percent increase in performance. The GPU may experience a bigger shock, however, as Wojciechowski says he should get a 20 percent performance improvement and a 20 percent power reduction.

Google teased the Pixel tablet over I / O earlier this year, and it was a bit of a disappointment. My colleague Dan Seifert said it resembled “a Samsung tablet from around 2013 or 2014” thanks to its massive, matte white bezel. We know for sure that it will work on Android, but Google hasn’t offered any other details about the device on the I / O.

Image showing the display of a Google Pixel tablet

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However, the leaks have given us some clues as to what is to come. Specifications leaked to 91 Cells indicate it can have an 11-inch display, Wi-Fi 6 support, as well as 128GB and 256GB memory options. Code sleuth Wojciechowski also found evidence of a variant of “Pro” tablets hidden in the first quarterly beta version of the Android 13 platform. It is not known what will be the differences between the standard tablet and the Pro version, but the findings from 9do5Google suggest that both devices may have different rear cameras.

If Google takes a better look at the Pixel tablet and reveals the Pro variation, we might not even see the device by the end of this year. On I / O, Google said it was going to launch the tablet in 2023.

The event will not only concern Pixel devices – we will also see new smart home technology. First, we are expecting the “Pro” version of the Google Nest Wi-Fi router.

The upcoming device list recently appeared on B&H Photos for $ 199.99. The name “Nest Wifi Pro” also appeared on the FCC list, indicating that it can support Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth LE, and be equipped with Thread network radios to support the Matter smart home standard.

We can also see Nest’s new wired doorbell. In addition to these renderings discovered in the Google Home app by 9do5Googlewe know little about the device.

Rumors of a mysterious foldable Pixel (or two) have surfaced since last year, and we haven’t seen any sign of the device so far. But recent leaks indicate that Google is working on just that one device and can fold vertically, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold.

Photo showing the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 in the disassembled state

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In mid-September, Wojciechowski once again noticed the code that refers to the complex and decomposed state of the device, codenamed Google “Felix”. The code also mentions that the device may have a 64MP main sensor with a 10.8MP telephoto lens on the back, an 8MP sensor inside, and another 10.8MP telephoto lens on the front.

We may not see a foldable Pixel at this event as Google is rumored to be releasing the device next spring.

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