The annual smorgasbord of Google brand consumerism, also known as the pixel event, is imminent. And in typical Google style, just about everything is leaked before the event arrives. We'll be there to break it all down while Google unveils it. In the meantime, let's look at what we expect there.
To be fair, it is quite possible that Google will bring some big surprises ̵
Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL
The 2019-pixel phones may be the most-expired Google phones ever. That puts them high up on Michael's scale of massive tech hardware leaks (which I've just invented). Almost every aspect of the hardware design of these phones and a good deal of the new Android 10-based software have been leaked, some in the form of Google's early advertising material. The highlights:
- A big phone, a small phone with 6.3-inch or 5.77-inch screens. The big one will be 1440p, the little 1080p with super soft 90 Hz refresh rates.
- The fingerprint sensors attached to the back are no longer available and will be replaced by Google's face tag, similar to FaceID on modern iPhones. It uses a series of cameras and sensors pointing forward. Speaking of forward-looking stuff: The ugly notch of the Pixel 3 XL has disappeared and is being replaced by a thicker upper bezel housing all of these IR cameras and sensors.
- Unlike 3 and 3 XL, small and large Pixel 4 phones look more or less the same. On the back is a pronounced square camera cluster. Several unconventional colors are offered, but the two-tone glass from all three previous pixel generations seems to have disappeared.
- Gesture Control: Another new technical asset hidden in the bezel is a special sensor for detecting hand movements, which allows you to frequently perform actions such as answering a call or indexing a song with a wave of your hand. Google calls it Motion Sense and it's an offshoot of Project Soli.
- Cameras: Expect two reversing cameras for both 12 MP and 16 MP phones, with standard and telephoto options up to 8x zoom. (This is probably a combination of some fixed sensors and glass in combination with Google's world-class camera software.) The front panel hides a single conventional camera.
- Internals: Expect the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset (very snappy, but not the very latest model) and 6 GB of RAM (50 percent more than last year), with storage options at 64 GB and 128 GB for both phones. As with previous pixels, there are no MicroSD card slots or dual SIM card slots, and the headphone jack is a thing of the past. The batteries are 2800 mAh and 3700 mAh with wireless charging.
- 5G: We've heard the latest rumors about a 5G model. This will probably be a souped-up Pixel 4 XL – these advanced radios are big and energy hungry – and could later be available at a much higher price. Speaking. , ,
- Prices: We do not know yet. We would expect them to start at around $ 800 for the Pixel 4 and $ 900 for the Pixel 4 XL, with higher prices for memory boosts and the possible 5G variant.
- Release date: Probably less than a month after the October 15 announcement. with reservations on the opening day of.
Google has always sought to position its own branded Chrome OS devices as the crème de la crème, and so have they. After the criticism and sales flop of the Pixel Slate tablet, however, one hopes to be able to score with a more conventional and cheaper form factor. Therefore, the Pixelbook Go: a cheaper Google notebook with normal (non-convertible) hinge and some cheaper materials.
According to information from 9to5Google, the Chromebook Go looks like Google's response to the MacBook Air or Surface Laptop, a step down from the premium notebook category, which is filled with the PixelBook and still more than is able to get the job done for most users. The leaked hardware uses a 13.3-inch 1080p screen, an Intel Core i3 processor and 8GB of RAM. Processor, memory, 4K screen and memory upgrades should also be available.
The design features a fingerprint sensor for easy unlocking, two USB-C ports for charging, video output and accessories, and support for the Pixelbook stylus touch-sensitive screen. The speakers fire from the front, which is becoming rarer as the laptop design gets slimmer and slimmer. It is rumored that the colors are "not pink" (depending on the light pink or salmon) and black.
The Pixelbook Go is certainly more pedestrian-friendly than the Pixelbook or the much vicious Pixel Slate Use more quality materials than you would expect from a cheap machine, including a unique corrugated plastic insert on the underside that is the usual "feet" of the Replaced laptops. In addition, the outstanding keyboard of the Pixelbook family is used. Price and release information is not available.
New Nest Devices
Regulatory documents have uncovered an updated Nest Home Mini (formerly Google Home Mini) with a sleeker design and headphone jack for connecting more powerful speakers and a built-in wall mount option. This is something that many people will enjoy when the aftermarket is interesting to them. We also expect a next-gen version of the network hardware from Google Wifi, this time with the brand name "Nest Wifi". A speaker may be integrated that combines the Wi-Fi router and Google Assistant Smart Speaker into a single round plastic blob.
Other new announcements
What else? We're not clairvoyants, but here are a few things we could see with greater or lesser likelihood:
- Tons of Google Assistant functionality: Google has worked overtime to stay competitive in this area Time spent on new wizard functions some of which are based on new hardware in Pixel 4 and PixelBook Go, but some are available to all users.
- A new pixelbook: It's been created Two years after the original, convertible pixelbook hit the market, an upgrade is in progress. There were no leaks in this case, but I would not be surprised if the latest Intel processors hit the market. Or maybe the Pixelbook Go is everything we get this year. We will see.
- More announcements from Stadia: Google's entry into the streaming games market is expected to have landed next month. So we would not be surprised if the presentation appears in the consumer presentation. A Stadia freebie subscription with the purchase of new pixel and pixelbook hardware would make sense.
- Pixel 4a : If you're looking for a continuation of Google's well-received budget phones from the beginning of this year, this is unlikely. We might consider them mid-cycle options in the first half of 2020, much like OnePlus' branded phones.
- New Wear OS Devices: Could go both ways. Google does not even seem to talk about its portable platform lately, but a small leak from a B2B vendor suggests that first-party hardware may be in sight. The last time Google tried to try wearables with pixel logo, it retired and left the branding LG.
- New Google Tablets : In no way freaked out. At least for the time being, Google does not touch the tablet market.
We will be attending the Google event in New York on October 15th at 10:00 am. Expect coverage of all new hardware, including hands-on reports shortly after.