Hey there, tech enthusiasts! Get ready for some exciting news because Google is about to drop some seriously cool gadgets at their annual Made by Google event.
This year, we’re talking about the Pixel 8, 8 Pro, and the Pixel Watch 2. So, grab your popcorn and mark your calendars for October 4th, because you won’t want to miss this show!
The Made by Google event is all set to kick off on October 4th, at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT). Google is taking the stage in the heart of New York City, and if you’re not among the lucky invited press members, don’t worry – you can catch the live stream on Google’s YouTube channel. There will be media personalities there in person to bring the story to you live and direct.
Meet the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro
Google’s tagline for the new Pixel 8 and 8 Pro says it all: “Meet the new Pixel phones, featuring the most advanced Pixel cameras yet, and Google AI to help you do more, even faster.” It’s not just a phone; it’s your new tech best friend.
Google’s been dropping hints left and right about these phones. They’ve been flexing their design muscles, but they’ve been a little coy about the real magic – the AI.
A leaked video on 91mobiles, courtesy of Kamila Wojciechowska, gave us a sneak peek at some killer camera features powered by “Google AI controlled by you.”
We’re talking about Video Boost for stable videos, night mode photography in near darkness, and even audio wizardry for video recording.
The wildest part? Swapping blurry faces on a merry-go-round for crisp, focused ones. Google’s AI game just got a whole lot more intriguing.
As for the basics, the Pixel 8 is the smaller sibling, while the 8 Pro takes the bigger spotlight with its telephoto camera.
Google’s teaser videos flaunt them in shades of pink and white, and these phones have been on a strict “no sharp edges” diet. They’ve got a curvier, sleeker look that’s bound to turn heads.
Now, let’s talk specs.
According to Wojciechowska and Evan Blass, the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro share a mighty 48-megapixel main camera but diverge in other areas.
The Pixel 8 rocks a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens, while the 8 Pro goes big with a 50-megapixel version, plus a snazzy macro focus mode. Both phones feature a 10.5-megapixel front-facing camera, but the 8 Pro’s selfie shooter has autofocus, giving it an extra edge. Oh, and the 8 Pro is packing a third rear camera, a telephoto with 5x optical zoom.
Now, about those screens. The Pixel 8 sports a 6.2-inch display, slightly smaller than its predecessor, but with an upgraded 120Hz refresh rate, up from the Pixel 7’s 90Hz. Both phones are powered by Google’s Tensor G3 chip, promising a performance boost.
But here’s the kicker – rumor has it the Pixel 8 Pro will come equipped with a built-in thermometer.
A leaked video on 91Mobiles suggests that you’ll be able to measure your temperature with the 8 Pro.
While the video has disappeared, the idea of a contactless thermometer could open the door to exciting health features. It’s not entirely new; the 2020 Honor 4 Play Pro dabbled in something similar.
Price Bump Alert
Be prepared to dig a little deeper into your pockets because the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro might come with a slightly increased price tag.
The base Pixel 8 is rumored to start at $699, while the 8 Pro could set you back $999. That’s a $100 bump for both phones compared to last year.
Enter the Pixel Watch 2
Now, let’s talk about the accessory that could be the perfect companion for your Pixel 8 or 8 Pro – the Pixel Watch 2.
Google gave us a sneak peek in a teaser video, and it looks like a sleek update to last year’s original Pixel Watch.
The most noticeable change? The crown looks slimmer and more refined, giving it an extra touch of elegance.
In a close-up shot, we spotted “IP68” listed at the bottom of the watch. If this is true, it’s a significant upgrade from the first version, which lacked official dust and water resistance.
For those eager to get their hands on these tech marvels, mark October 4th on your calendar. According to Google’s videos, you can start preordering the Pixel 8, 8 Pro, and the Pixel Watch 2 on that day. But remember, you’ll have to wait until the Made by Google event for all the juicy details.
Google’s Made by Google event is shaping up to be a tech lover’s dream. With the Pixel 8, 8 Pro, and Pixel Watch 2 on the horizon, there’s a lot to look forward to.
Get ready for a visual and AI treat, and don’t forget to check your wallet because these gadgets might come with a slightly higher price tag.
Mark October 4th on your calendar, and let the countdown to the Google tech extravaganza begin!