On the day of the one year anniversary of the launch of Google’s Pixel products, the company held another Google Pixel event. If you missed the livestream where Google announced the future of the Pixel series and other new products, don’t worry as we have here a roundup of all the major Google Pixel event announcements including the highly anticipated new smartphones. Scroll down for our complete Google Pixel Event Roundup. You can also navigate from each section for more in-depth details on all product announcements.
Google Pixel Event Roundup
While some of the details regarding the announcements during Google Pixel event were already known, such as the announcement of two new smartphones, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the Google keynote event still held some surprises, which not everyone might be happy about. Earlier reports of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL continuing to use Snapdragon 835 processor also turned out to be true once Google officially announced the two new smartphones.
Google Clips is an AI-powered mini camera designed to capture the intimate moments of your life without you having to worry about carrying a camera around for when those moments might occur. The camera can automatically detect faces and pets and then either take pictures or record soundless videos of moments it considers interesting. Google Clips camera has a 3-hour battery, 12MP sensor, and 130-degree FoV but this mini camera is going to cost you $250.
Google Home Mini/Max
Following up from last year’s Google Home, the tech giant announced two new home assistant devices, Google Home Mini and Google Home Max. As the name suggests, Home Mini is a small and simplistically designed device that can be placed in most rooms to serve as your smart speaker for alarms, notifications and music. At $50, the Google Home Mini will be available on 19th October in Coral, Chalk and Charcoal colors.
On the other hand, Google Home Max is a big speaker meant for audiophiles as it automatically senses its surroundings and adjusts music according to that. The Home Max will be priced at $400 and will launch in December in Chalk and Charcoal colors. Besides being a speaker, it also has a 3.5mm headphone jack which you can use to connect with other speakers or even your smartphone.
Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL
As expected, two new flagship smartphones were the highlight of the Google Pixel Event. Successor to last year’s Google Pixel and Pixel XL, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL continue the same tradition of delivering similar specs at different price points. Under the hood, both smartphones are similar with Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM and 64/128GB storage. The major differences between them is the screen size and overall design where Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch QHD display while Pixel 2 has a 5-inch 1080p LED. In a surprise move, Google is following in Apple’s footsteps and has removed the 3.5mm headphone jack from both smartphones.
A new year and a new attempt from Google to launch a new laptop in the market with ChromeOS. The Google Pixelbook is meant to revolutionize laptop experience although on the surface it doesn’t really shake up the formula all that much. However, there is no denying that the Google Pixelbook does look pretty, doesn’t weight a lot and is super-thin. The 4-in-1 design of Pixelbook allows it to be used in different configuration modes: laptop, table stand, tablet and tend mode. Due to the touch-screen design, Pixelbook also has another accessory for it, the Pixel Pen which acts like Samsung’s S-Pen. Launching on 31st October, Pixelbook will be available starting at $999 while the Pixel Pen costs $99.
With Google ditching the 3.5mm audio jack on their devices, the company is coming up with new wireless headphones similar to Apple earpods. The Google Pixel Buds showcased at Google Pixel Event showed support for Google Assistant when using with Pixel 2 devices. On top of that, the Pixel Buds have a number of other nifty features as well such as real-time Google Translate for over 40 languages. For music enthusiasts, these wireless Pixel Buds provide clear sound and deep bass all the while maintaining 5 hours of battery life per charge. Pixel Buds will launch in November for $160.
The company announced a new Daydream VR headset as a follow up to last year’s Daydream VR which will be compatible with some of the latest flagship Android devices such as the Pixel 2 series, Galaxy S8, Note 8 and LG V30. Launching in November, the Google Daydream will be available for $99 and in gray, black and coral pink colors.
So there you have it, the Google Pixel Event Roundup with information about all the new announcements and products coming your way in the next few months. You can check out more details about each new product by clicking on their corresponding links before thinking about placing a pre-order or adding the items to your holiday wishlist.