Get ready for the annual tech spectacle as Google gears up to unveil its latest innovations at the Made by Google event. The stage is set for the grand reveal of a new Pixel product lineup, and while the Pixel 8 and Pixel Watch 2 have been officially confirmed, there’s a sense of anticipation for surprises in the mix.
Event Details: Mark Your Calendar!
Date: October 4th, 2023 Time: 10 AM ET / 7 AM PT Location: New York City Venue For those not attending in person, worry not! You can catch all the excitement via the livestream on Google’s official website or its YouTube channel. Alternatively, you can watch it right here, as we embed the livestream at the top of this article.
The spotlight at this year’s Made by Google event undoubtedly belongs to the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, both promising significant leaps forward in technology and innovation.
Pixel 8 Pro
Leaked information suggests that the Pixel 8 Pro might feature a 6.7-inch display, in line with its predecessor, the Pixel 7 Pro. Additionally, there are whispers of an enhanced rear camera array, boasting a 50MP wide lens, a 48MP ultrawide lens with Macro Focus, and a 48MP camera equipped with a 5x telephoto lens. Rumors even suggest the inclusion of a body temperature reading feature, adding an intriguing dimension to this device.
Powering the Pixel
Underpinning the performance of both the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro is Google’s latest innovation – the Tensor G3 chip. The Pixel 8 is rumored to pack 8GB of RAM, while its Pro counterpart might offer a generous 12GB. Display enthusiasts will be pleased to hear about the anticipated variable refresh rate of up to 120Hz, an upgrade from the previous 90Hz screen. Additional speculation suggests that Google may offer an impressive seven years of software support for these new devices, and there’s even talk of a complimentary Pixel Watch 2 with the purchase of a Pixel 8 Pro.
Meanwhile, the standard Pixel 8 is expected to offer a slightly smaller 6.17-inch display, catering to those who prefer a more compact smartphone experience. Its rear camera configuration is rumored to comprise a 50MP wide lens and a 12MP ultrawide lens with Macro Focus. Both models are expected to sport a 10.5MP front-facing camera. These devices are also anticipated to bring staggered HDR capabilities, promising clearer images and DSLR-style controls. Leaked promotional material teases a slew of AI-driven photo editing features, including the intriguingly named “Best Take.”
Pixel Buds Pro
As if that weren’t enough, Google may also unveil new color options for the Pixel Buds Pro. These stylish earbuds might soon be available in porcelain and sky blue, adding a touch of sophistication to your audio experience.
Price Points and Dazzling Colors
While pricing details are yet to be officially confirmed, the rumor mill hints at possible increases. According to sources, the Pixel 8 could be priced at $699, up from the $599 price tag of the Pixel 7, while the Pixel 8 Pro might carry a $999 price tag, compared to the Pixel 7 Pro’s $899. Render leaks showcase an array of color options, including gray, black, and pink for the Pixel 8, and sky blue, porcelain, and black for the Pixel 8 Pro.
Pixel Watch 2
But that’s not all! In addition to the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, Google has provided a glimpse of the upcoming Pixel Watch 2. This smartwatch offers exciting new features, including a flatter crown and an intriguing sensor array that hints at enhanced health tracking capabilities.
The release of Android 14 is also on the horizon, with potential game-changing features such as passkeys, AI-generated wallpapers, and the intriguing possibility of using your phone as a webcam. As we eagerly await Google’s event, it’s clear that innovation and excitement are on the horizon.
Be sure to mark your calendars and join Made by Google event on October 4th, where the future of technology will be unveiled before our eyes.
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