Google will host its fall hardware event on October 6 and will showcase the upcoming Pixel Watch and Pixel 7 phones. The announcement of the launch event just came a day before Apple’s Far Out event where the company is expected to reveal the upcoming iPhone 14.
Google is revealing far more about the products being launched on the Pixel 7’s product page, to avoid excessive leaks from last year. The leaks revealed similar things about the upcoming devices that had already been announced by Google.
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What’s new this time?
The tech company claims that the Tensor G2 CPU, together with an aluminum camera bar with two cutouts on the back for the Pro model, will power the Pixel phone.
Pixel 7 is expected to be a tiny bit smaller than Pixel 6 at 6.3-inches (down from 6.4″) while the Pixel 7 Pro will be the same size as its predecessor. The phones may also use a different display panel, but the resolution and adaptive refresh rate are expected to stay the same.
According to The Verge, the phone seems to be a straightforward continuation of the Pixel series but there’s more expectation for the watch. Google says the watch will be the “first smartwatch built by Google, inside and out”.
Moreover, Google has confirmed the color options for Pixel 7 phones as well. Pixel 7 will be available in Obsidian, Lemongrass, and Snow color options while the Pixel 7 Pro will flaunt a Hazel color instead of Lemongrass.
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Other than the second-generation Tensor chipset, we don’t know much else about the Pixel 7’s specs. Rumor has it that the vanilla Pixel 7 will get a 50MP main camera and a 12MP ultrawide lens, while the Pixel 7 Pro will get an additional 48MP telephoto lens on top of that.
Google has finally stepped in on competing with Apple and Samsung with smartwatches, yet it remains to be seen how well they are received.