At the moment is the Made by Google occasion the place we anticipate the Pixel 8, 8 Professional and Pixel Watch 2 to be launched. That is no shock to Pixel aficionados — Google hasn’t precisely been conserving the brand new telephones and smartwatch beneath wraps.
Actually, we already know numerous what shall be introduced — the names of the units, what they seem like and that there are possible some AI options. Who wants rumors, am I proper? It appears like this morning’s Google’s Pixel occasion shall be much less like an unveiling and extra like a filling in of the blanks.
This is every thing you possibly can anticipate on the 2023 Made by Google occasion and the right way to watch the Pixel 8 launch dwell.
How one can watch Google’s Pixel occasion
As has been the case for a number of years now, Google holds an annual occasion in October to launch the newest era of Pixel units. This 12 months’s Made by Google occasion is ready for Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT, 3 p.m. BST, 1 a.m. AEST). It is being held in New York for invited members of the press and can stream on Google’s YouTube channel. CNET shall be on the occasion in particular person to cowl the reveals of the brand new telephones and wristwatch, together with the rest Google might exhibit.
The Google Pixel 8 and eight Professional
“Meet the brand new Pixel telephones, that includes essentially the most superior Pixel cameras but, and Google AI that can assist you do extra, even sooner.”
That is the tagline on Google’s website for the brand new Pixel 8 and eight Professional. The Pixel cellphone has at all times embraced AI and machine studying to some extent, however this tease undoubtedly suggests extra. And that could be why Google’s daring previews focus primarily on what the brand new telephones seem like and keep away from exhibiting off what they’ll really do.
In a purportedly leaked video on 91mobiles shared by Kamila Wojciechowska, there is a walk-through exhibiting off new digicam options, that are apparently powered by “Google AI managed by you.” An enhanced video stabilization characteristic referred to as Video Enhance will get showcased, in addition to evening mode picture processing beneath very dim lighting, and improved audio isolation for video recording. In what’s maybe the wildest characteristic, the video exhibits an image of individuals on a merry-go-round, after which somebody swapping out their blurry heads for crisp in-focus variations, on a Pixel 8. If that is Google AI, rely me as intrigued.
Apart from AI, the Pixel 8 will comply with earlier Google telephones in being the smaller of the 2, and solely the Pixel 8 Professional could have a telephoto digicam. In Google’s teaser video, the telephones are proven off in a carnation pink and a white colour. Each Pixels seem like they’ve had practically each proper angle smoothed out. The sides seem extra rounded, with each telephones trying taller and slimmer than their predecessors.
Wojciechowska additionally shared leaked Pixel 8 and eight Professional specs on 91mobiles (as did dependable tipster Evan Blass on X). Each telephones apparently share the identical most important 48-megapixel digicam however the remaining are totally different. In keeping with the specs, the Pixel 8 has a 12-megapixel ultrawide digicam in contrast with the 50-megapixel one on the 8 Professional, which can embody a brand new macro focus mode. Each have a ten.5-megapixel front-facing digicam, however the 8 Professional’s selfie digicam additionally has autofocus as an alternative of the fastened deal with the Pixel 8. The 8 Professional, like current professional fashions, has a 3rd rear digicam: a telephoto with 5x optical zoom.
When it comes to the screens, the Pixel 8 seems to have a 6.2-inch show, which is smaller than the 6.3-inch one on the Pixel 7. The Pixel 8’s display will get a boosted refresh price, to 120Hz, up from the Pixel 7’s 90Hz. Each telephones are anticipated to additionally characteristic Google’s Tensor G3 chip.
Maybe essentially the most curious rumor is that the Pixel 8 Professional could have a built-in thermometer. In keeping with one other video leak on 91mobiles (in partnership with Wojciechowski), you can use the 8 Professional to measure your temperature. The video has been taken offline, however a contactless thermometer may open up extra well being options. If the leak is correct, it will not be the primary smartphone to supply such performance. The 2020 Honor 4 Play Professional used a sensor to do one thing comparable.
As reported by 9to5Google, the eighth era of Pixel telephones may include an elevated price ticket within the US, with the bottom Pixel 8 going for $699 and the bottom 8 Professional for $999, a $100 enhance for each telephones over final 12 months.
The Google Pixel Watch 2
As with the telephones, Google launched a teaser video for the Pixel Watch 2. The brand new watch seems practically an identical to final 12 months’s unique Pixel Watch, other than the crown, which seems extra svelte.
In a close-up shot of the facet, you possibly can see the underside of the watch, with IP68 listed on it. That might be a considerable improve contemplating the unique model lacked any official mud or water resistance.
The Pixel Watch 2, together with the Pixel 8 and eight Professional, shall be obtainable to preorder on Oct. 4, in keeping with the wonderful print in Google’s movies. For every thing else, we’ll have to attend for the Made by Google occasion.
Correction, Oct. 2: An earlier model of this story had the wrong day of the week for Oct. 4. It is a Wednesday.