everything we hope to see in an event in which the protagonists will be the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
This Tuesday, October 15, is the big day of the year for Google’s hardware division, which promises to try to surprise us with the next big players in its hardware catalog.
It will be difficult, because the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have become two of the most leaked terminals in history. Even so, we hope to confirm all those rumors and leaks, and there are also other hardware products that we hope to see in a presentation that we will follow live tomorrow from 10:00 AM ET (16:00 hours in mainland Spain).
Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL
The norm with Google smartphones is to know practically everything before the firm brings them to light. With the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL it has certainly happened like this, and the leaks have been so notable that even Google advanced details about its design to try to control this launch.
Later he also confirmed that there would be a promising system of facial recognition and security via hardware in these new terminals, which as we can see will be distinguished from their predecessors by a square module of cameras at the rear, as we saw in the iPhone 11.
Even so, what has been leaked goes much further, and in fact in Engadget we already made a preview of all those details weeks ago and in it we include, among other things, the specifications that the Pixel 4 is expected to have (5.7 inches) and the Pixel 4 XL (6.3 inches), which will differ in the screen diagonal – pay attention, because Google points to 90 Hz screens and say goodbye to notch– and on drums, but from what seems like little else.
One of the big bets will be the one that affects that camera module, which will have two sensors. It will inherit the 12.2-megapixel one from the Pixel 3, but it will be accompanied by a 16-megapixel telephoto lens. Among the new photographic modes we will have according to rumors one specialized in the field of astrophotography.
There has also been confirmation of the integration of gesture recognition technology called Soli, and it is likely that these be the first Google phones to incorporate all those flashy Google Assistant options that they talked about at Google I / O in May 2019.
Nest mini as successor to Google Home Mini
Google’s smart speaker renovation could come with a family change that make them into products of the Nest family.
Thus, we would find devices probably similar in design to the current Google Home Mini, for example, but in this case they would be called Nest Mini and would have with improved audio quality.
In addition to that improvement in sound, they are expected to count with 3.5mm jack It is not known if it will be input or output, but it could compete with the Amazon Echo Input device and turn an old speaker into a smart speaker. In addition, a “proximity awareness“in which motion sensors detect if you are close to, for example, show the volume at which the speaker is operating.
Rumors point to the launch of a new member of the family of routers with mesh technology of Google. The products could come from the hand of the Nest family, and would work in a similar way to the Amazon Eero.
In addition to offering that extended coverage for the home, these routers would integrate the Google Assistant and would become smart speakers that therefore would duplicate that function of communication device.
Google Pixelbook Go
Several manufacturers have introduced new Chromebooks this year, but Google could once again offer its particular reference in the form of the rumored ‘Pixelbook Go’, a new laptop based on Chrome OS that raises some striking novelties.
Be careful, because this is not the natural successor to the powerful Pixelbook 2, and everything indicates that it will be a more modest 13.3-inch device with 1080p resolution and a curious design at the bottom with a cover with an original wavy relief.
Prototypes like the one they have been able to test in 9to5Google had a Core m3, 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB of capacity although it seems that there will be more ambitious models with up to a Core i7, up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of SSD and screen 4K.
There has been talk in recent days about the Pixel Watch, Google’s smart watch that would reaffirm a bet that for years is not what we all expected from this company in a field as juicy as wearables.
In Nikkei they stated a few days ago that this new smart watch could be announced at the event that Google officials will offer tomorrow.
The company acquired Fossil’s smartwatch division months ago, and although it may be soon, some do await the result of this strategic move by the company.
Pixel Buds 2
Less likely, substitutes for Pixel Buds are another potential surprise at the event. The first version that was launched in 2017 raised high expectations but finally its performance was criticized.
Now would be a good opportunity for Google to go back to betting on a segment like wearables that seems to be leaving aside and that Apple is working very well as an integral part of its ecosystem.