Search giant Google is hosting an event in New York to launch the most anticipated camera-phones of 2019. Along with the 4th generation of the Pixel series, Google will also launch a slew of devices, some could be new while others will be upgraded.
Google Pixel 4 & 4 XL
We’ve covered all we knew about Pixel 4 a few months ago but hey, the tech world goes through a major shift in a month or so. From leaking the Pixel 4 via a tweet to uploading a video about Motion Gestures on YouTube, Google clearly wants to stay ahead of everything. The event will take place today in New York but I doubt there’s anything left that Google can talk about the phones at the event. We know it will have dual cameras, and this time the focus will be on astrophotography that will capture a detailed sky.
Coming to the boring stuff, Pixel 4 would have a 5.7 inches Full HD+ display, whereas the Pixel 4 XL might sport a 6.3 inches Quad HD+ display. Both the displays would have a 90Hz high refresh rate. Dubbed as ‘Smooth Display,’ a hands-on video confirmed the presence of the higher refresh rate.
The Pixel 4 series will replace the hideous notch with a thick top bezel that will house the 8MP front camera and the much-awaited Motion Sense feature, powered by Soli. Users can navigate through the phone’s features with the help of some gestures like skipping songs, snoozing alarms, and muting phone calls, just by waving their hands. Multiple sensors like infrared, RGB and depth on the said bezels will enable iPhone X like face unlock on Pixel 4 will. would allow
The dual cameras would feature a 12MP primary sensor with a faster f/1.73 aperture and a secondary 16MP sensor would have telephoto capabilities. This sensor might support up to 8x zoom if a hands-on image is to be believed. Though the image didn’t make it clear if the zoom is optical, hybrid or digital. Rumors also point to a new camera feature ‘Fast Motion Shot’, that would assist in taking photos of fast-moving objects.
Both the 4th generation smartphones will be powered by a Snapdragon 855 processor with 6GB RAM and up to a base 128GB internal memory. There weren’t any rumors that the processor will be the Snapdragon 855 Plus. Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL might be powered by 2,800 mAh and 3,700 mAh battery, respectively, that will support 18W fast charging.
The Pixel 4 would be high on colors, as many as seven. Rumors suggest ‘Maybe Pink’, ‘Sky Blue’, ‘Slightly Green’ and ‘Really Yellow’, alongside ‘Clearly White’, ‘Just Black’ and an ‘Oh So Orange’ that was clicked at an event recently, sported by Rapper Awkwafina.
As for the pricing, the Pixel 4 is will be priced at ₹56,300 for the 64GB variant and ₹64,400 for the 128GB storage variants. The Pixel 4 XL could be launched for 65,000 for the 64GB variant and ₹73,000 for the 128GB variant.
Seems like these have not leaked yet so here's the render of the Official Google Pixel 4 / 4XL Fabric Cases that I could get my hands on. The colours are Black, Blue and Grey but more could launch. #pixel4 #madebygoogle pic.twitter.com/QeSw9f8rgN
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) October 14, 2019
Nest Hub Mini, Google Pixel Buds, Pixelbook Go
Not just the Pixel smartphones, Google will also launch a few new devices. These include a revamped Pixel Buds 2, a Pixelbook Go, and A new Nest Hub mini.
A new Nest Hub mini speaker is also expected to debut at the event, seen in the leaked promotional image above. 9to5Google has gotten hands-on with all ist promotional materials.
Coming to the Pixel Buds 2, they will likely sport the 2019 wireless design. Its predecessor didn’t receive great feedback so Google has a chance to fix it. It will have to be better as the competition has gotten fierce, in the form of Apple’s Airpods, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds, Sony and Sennheiser’s offering.
A new Chromebook, the Pixelbook Go will also be announced at the event, that will be powered by ChromeOS. It will have a 13.3 inches display that could be powered by Intel’s Core m3, i5, and i7 processors.
How to watch
The event starts at 10 a.m. New York time (EDT) so the event will be live in India at around 7:30 p.m. The event will live-streamed on Google’s MadeByGoogle YouTube channel where you can even set a reminder for the launch.
The link for Google’s YouTube channel is posted below. Alternatively, you can also follow Google on Twitter as they will also be hosting a live event on the platform.
I certainly hope that Google has a surprise because as of now, we know all the details. Stay tuned for more updates.