Every time Google announces a new product, it brims with exciting technology and features designed to simplify tasks. For instance, the launch of “Bard” – Google’s AI model – quickly captured attention upon its debut, even setting new records.
Now, the tech giant is gearing up to introduce the much-anticipated Google Pixel 8 smartphone and the feature-packed Pixel Watch 2. For months, the internet has been rife with rumors and speculations about these devices. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait much longer as Google is set to unveil its latest innovations on October 4th.
According to LiveMint, “Google’s Made by Google 2023 event in New York on October 4 may showcase the Pixel 8 series, Pixel Watch 2, and new color variations for the Pixel Buds Pro. The Made by Google 2023 event is scheduled to take place in New York on Wednesday, October 4, at 7:30 PM IST.”
Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro
The highly anticipated Pixel 8 series is set to be the highlight of Google’s event on October 4th. Last year, Google made waves with the Pixel 7 Pro, boasting a superior lossless 2x zoom option and an impressive 30x SuperRes Zoom. This year promises even more captivating upgrades and features that are bound to draw attention from tech enthusiasts and loyal Google Pixel users alike. Notably, the two upcoming Pixels are said to offer improved ergonomics, an allegedly brighter display, and the swift Tensor G3 chip.
The more compact variant of the Pixel 8 will be even more petite this year. Its display is anticipated to shrink to 6.2 inches, a change that prioritizes one-handed use. Additionally, it is set to be equipped with a 120Hz refresh rate.
On the other hand, the Pixel 8 Pro will retain its sizable 6.7-inch display. Interestingly, Google is rumored to be transitioning to a flat panel design this time around. Both devices are expected to showcase a peak brightness of 2,400 nits.
Delving into the technical specifications, Google’s Tensor G3 chip is projected to power the 2023 Pixels. This System on Chip (SoC) is believed to come with a 9-core CPU that incorporates the newer Cortex-A510, A715, and X3 cores, coupled with an Arm Mali-G715 GPU. Other speculated features encompass a dedicated AV1 encoder, a modern Tensor Processing Unit, and a swifter digital signal processor (DSP). A notable advancement is that the chip is likely to maintain a cooler temperature, courtesy of Samsung’s advanced packaging technology.
While the Exynos 5300 modem from the Pixel 7 is expected to remain consistent in the new devices, there’s talk of Google making tweaks for enhanced connectivity.
True to Google Pixel’s reputation for top-tier cameras, the new series doesn’t seem to be holding back. Both models are rumored to sport a sizable 50 MP primary camera. Additionally, the 8 Pro is believed to feature a larger 64MP ultrawide lens and an updated periscope sensor with a rapid f/2.8 aperture.
Pixel Watch 2
Google, after unveiling its new line of phones, is gearing up to launch the Pixel Watch 2. Rumors suggest that while the design may remain consistent with its predecessor, we can expect a wider range of color choices. Another exciting addition is the potentially powerful chip that promises enhanced performance and smoother user experience. Additionally, whispers in the tech world hint at an improved battery life and the introduction of features like stress tracking.
Furthermore, the Pixel Watch 2 seems to be focusing on internal advancements rather than a complete design overhaul. The identical design does not indicate stagnation, as it provides an opportunity for Google to bring in iterative improvements. Speculation is rife that the Pixel Watch might be equipped with the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 chip. Though the size remains consistent with the earlier generation, there’s buzz about a brighter display.
Lastly, Google might be upping the ante in terms of durability. The build quality of the Pixel Watch 2 is rumored to be significantly tougher than its predecessor.
Many anticipated Google to launch the stable Android 14 version in the early days of September. However, despite months of open testing and numerous beta releases, Google only introduced a Quarterly Feature Drop and a refreshed brand identity for Android.
Rumors suggest unexpected issues caused Google to postpone the release to October 4th. Coincidentally, this date aligns with Google’s annual hardware showcase, making it an ideal occasion to commence the public distribution of the forthcoming major Android update.
Waiting For Pixel new arrival
Luckily, we’ll only have to wait until October 4th to discover the upgrades Google has made to its Pixel lineup this year.