The following Google Pixel occasion is close to on the horizon and we all know that the Google Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Professional, and Pixel Watch can be introduced on the Made by Google occasion going down on October 6.
In reality, as a substitute of the same old round-up of leaks and rumors indicating what we will anticipate at an occasion, very similar to Apple’s iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Collection 8 earlier than the “Far Out” September occasion, Google has given us a number of appears and particulars on its subsequent Android flagship lineup and first-ever smartwatch — stemming again to the Google I/O 2022 occasion.
Regardless of the understanding of some bulletins on the Google October occasion, it is not unusual for large manufacturers to drag the rug out from below us and ship a shock or two. Is there a 3rd, higher-end Pixel 7 within the works? How about that rumored small Pixel that is anticipated to be in improvement? Not less than we all know that updates to good house equipment can be unveiled, just like the Nest Hub or Nest Audio speaker.
Regardless of the case, this is a rundown of all of the bulletins we will anticipate at Google’s October occasion, and some unlikely bulletins we simply may see.
Google Pixel 7
We have identified the Pixel 7 was inevitable because the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional arrived in 2021, and it was confirmed earlier this yr on the Google I/O 2022 occasion. We additionally know it is coming on the October occasion, because the tech big particularly states it would “formally introduce the most recent Google Pixel gadgets,” together with the “Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Professional, and the Google Pixel Watch.”
So, what else do we all know concerning the subsequent Android flagship? Whereas pricing is not sure, the $599 Pixel 6 is an effective indication of the place it ought to begin. Google hit the mark for mid-tier smartphones bringing flagship capabilities. What’s extra, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google has “undoubtedly proven that Pixel 4a, Pixel 5 are a transparent worth proposition. We’ll construct on that.” Will we see a $100 bump? Solely time will inform.
We anticipate pre-orders to land on October 6, because the Pixel 7 Professional pre-order date has formally been confirmed, so the Pixel 7 will doubtless observe go well with. In accordance with a rumor from Caschys Weblog, all three gadgets can be accessible to order on October 6, with delivery anticipated on October 18.
As for its design, it would not stray too removed from the Pixel 6’s distinctive look, albeit this time with a single-tone coloration above and beneath the visor. Talking of, the visor is getting a slight revamp, with a pill-shaped cutout for the twin cameras in numerous colours. Up to now, colours embrace Snow, Obsidian, and Lemongrass on the Pixel 7. The Pixel 7 colours had been even teased utilizing a brand new vary of Google Unique Chips.
In accordance with oft-reliable show analyst Ross Younger, the Pixel 7’s show will shrink from 6.4 inches to six.3 inches in comparison with the Pixel 6 — barely greater than the 6.1-inch Pixel 6a.
Then there’s the arrival of Google’s customized, next-gen Tensor G2 chip. It is anticipated to ship enhanced processing energy and higher energy effectivity, and the corporate particularly states it would “carry much more useful, personalised options to photographs, movies, safety, and speech recognition.”
As for storage, retailer knowledge noticed by WinFuture (through Roland Quandt on Twitter) signifies each the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional will are available in two storage capacities: 128GB and 256GB. That is nice information for Pixel followers in Europe, who solely had the 128GB choice accessible within the Pixel 6. Nonetheless, there isn’t any 512GB storage choice in sight, so prolific cell photographers will want a great cloud storage answer.
Within the digital camera division, developer Kuba Wojciechowski dug into Google code and found alleged digital camera specs, stating that each the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional will use the identical 50MP GN1 principal sensor and 12MP IMX381 ultrawide sensor on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Professional.
There’s nonetheless quite a bit to seek out out concerning the Pixel 7, particularly on the subject of what sort of software program optimizations it would carry. Not less than we all know it would come operating Android 13. However we’re certain to seek out out all about it on the Google October occasion.
Google Pixel 7 Professional
The Google Pixel 7 Professional is a difficult one. Up to now, it shares plenty of similarities with the Pixel 7, however we no less than know it is going to be greater in dimension, have three cameras, and can be formally accessible to pre-order on October 6 because of a “first impressions” video. As beforehand talked about, it is anticipated to ship on October 18.
Its design is outwardly “extraordinary” and “attractive,” as individuals within the video level out. Its visor is barely totally different from the usual Pixel 7, however with an additional round cutout for the third digital camera lens. It additionally boasts two of the identical colours as its smaller sibling (Obsidian and Snow) however swaps Lemongrass for a darker Hazel and a gold visor.
In accordance with Younger, the Pixel 7 Professional will preserve the identical 6.7-inch show because the Pixel 6 Professional. As for cameras, tipster Wojciechowski states the Pixel 7 professional will use Samsung’s 48MP GM1 telephoto lens as a substitute of Sony’s 48MP IMX586 sensor. Whether or not this can change the efficiency of the digital camera is not sure, however the developer says “the thought may very well be to have extra sensors from the identical producer.”
Meaning we’ll see the identical 50MP Octa PD Quad Bayer lens, with an f/1.85 aperture and 1.2µm pixel width, and 12MP ultra-wide on the Pixel 7 and seven Professional, together with a 4x optical 48MP telephoto lens for the Professional.
Sadly, it seems the 7 Professional will not include a 512GB storage choice. The Pixel 6 Professional, no less than within the US, provided a 512GB choice at $1,099. Whereas many would like the cheaper 128GB or 256GB fashions, for digital hoarders that need additional house for his or her photographs, movies, and different information, it is good to have the choice.
Aside from the cameras, design, and show variations, the Pixel 7 Professional is more likely to be extra for images fanatics, and for individuals who want the Hazel coloration choice. The value tag is not sure, however the earlier mannequin’s $899 sticker sounds about proper. Oh, and it’ll additionally use the next-gen Tensor G2 chip.
Google Pixel Watch
The Google Pixel Watch is the corporate’s first try at its personal smartwatch, making it one of many extra fascinating bulletins at Google’s October occasion. As Google factors out, we all know the wearable can be unveiled on the Made by Google occasion, and up to date rumors point out can be accessible to pre-order on October 6. Nonetheless, it is anticipated to ship on November 4 — practically a full month after it’s introduced.
We even have an thought concerning the Pixel Watch’s value. A retailer supply talking to 9to5Google leaked a convincing price ticket and coloration choices for the brand new Pixel Watch, together with the colours that each the LTE and Wi-Fi fashions will are available in. Earlier this yr, the location claimed the LTE mannequin will price $399 within the US, which is similar because the Wi-Fi-only Apple Watch 8. Now, the equal Wi-Fi/Bluetooth mannequin is tipped to return in at $349.99. Whereas it undercuts the Apple Watch Collection 8, the extra related competitors is the Galaxy Watch 5, which begins at $279.
Very similar to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional’s coloration choices, there’ll solely be three colours accessible for the Wi-Fi and LTE mannequin. We are able to anticipate the Wi-Fi mannequin to return in a Black case and Obsidian band, a Silver case with a Chalk band, and a Gold case with a Hazel band. As for the LTE mannequin, anticipate the identical Black and Gold choices, besides with a barely totally different Silver case with a Charcoal band. Apparently, the Chalk band can be extra of an off-white coloration, whereas Charcoal can be darkish grey.
We might see extra choices as soon as the Pixel Watch is formally unveiled, however for now the wearable will are available in Black, Silver, and Gold circumstances. We suspect the smartwatch’s bands or straps can be interchangeable for customers to personalize their look, as Google is rumored to be engaged on a set of various Pixel Watch bands.
With the “reimagined” Put on OS expertise it would include, the tech big can be pushing its personal Apple-like ecosystem, with the Pixel Watch having the ability to seamlessly connect with the Pixel Buds Professional and Pixel telephones. It would even have well being and health monitoring capabilities because of Fitbit integration, together with the entire Google apps you rely on like Maps, Assistant, and Pockets.
Google Pictures is more likely to play an enormous half within the watch faces accessible, as 9to5Google found a string of code in Google Pictures 6.8 that signifies customers will be capable to apply their very own set of photographs to customise their watch faces.
One factor is for certain, all the pieces can be revealed at Google’s October occasion, so we cannot have to attend for much longer.
Small Pixel telephone and Pixel Fold?
With Google’s Nest good house portfolio additionally confirmed to make an look on the Made by Google occasion, will there be any surprises? We have heard rumors of a 3rd, high-end Pixel mannequin within the works, together with a small Pixel that may very well be pointing to a Pixel 7a, nevertheless it’s unlikely they are going to launch on the occasion. However that does not imply we cannot get a sneak peek at what’s to return sooner or later.
Google has already introduced the Pixel pill, which is about to reach in 2023. We might hear somewhat extra about it, seeing as the following iteration of the Pixel pill is supposed to operate as a companion to the person’s Pixel telephone. Nonetheless, we’re certain a majority of the time can be targeted on the Pixel 7 lineup and Pixel Watch.
We have additionally heard rumors of a small Pixel telephone. A publish on Weibo from Digital Chat Station describes a small flagship Pixel telephone codenamed “neila,” which claims to have “a centered single-hole straight display screen [and] family-style rear design.” Google is not any stranger to small type elements, with its Pixel 4 lineup and former fashions being among the smallest telephones in the marketplace.
Nonetheless, 9to5Google factors out that the codename “neila” would not match Google’s traditional codenames, that are often animal associated, like “Cheetah” and “Panther” for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Professional. Positive, it may very well be the Pixel 7a the publish is speaking about, however that is doubtless to not come till 2023.
Then there’s the high-end Pixel mannequin. 9to5Google noticed code associated to an unknown Pixel gadget. Labeled as G10, it would apparently have a totally totally different show than the upcoming Pixel 7 (P10) and Pixel 7 Professional (C10). Reportedly, it is anticipated to run a Tensor chip, a 120Hz refresh charge, 1440 x 3120 decision, and bodily dimension — all much like the Pixel 6 Professional. All indicators are pointing to a higher-end Pixel telephone, however there are few particulars about this thriller Google gadget. However this can be the shock Google is hiding up its sleeve.
In fact, we’ve the long-rumored Google Pixel Fold. With this being Google’s first Pixel telephone with a wholly totally different type issue, it’s tough to pinpoint when the Pixel Fold can be revealed. A report from The Elec urged the Fold would arrive by the tip of 2021 or early 2022. That did not occur, and Google I/O 2022 has already proven off what we will anticipate till early 2023.
Younger said that it could arrive within the fourth quarter of 2022, regardless of Google itself showcasing particulars of gadgets set to reach on the finish of 2022 and in early 2023. Nonetheless, this has apparently been pushed again to spring 2023, as Google could wish to use a next-gen Tensor chip in it.
Google is fairly open about what it would announce at its Made by Google occasion on October 6, with the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Professional, and Pixel Watch within the highlight. There may even be additions to the Nest good house portfolio.
Will any secret merchandise be unveiled? It is unlikely, as there isn’t any signal of Google saying a high-end Pixel 7, small Pixel telephone, or Pixel Fold. That mentioned, the corporate might drop a sneak peek at what else is to return sooner or later, that means we might additionally get a greater take a look at the upcoming Pixel pill.
We’ll be masking all the massive bulletins at Google’s October occasion reside, so keep tuned for additional updates.