At present 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 preserving the brand new telephones and smartwatch underneath wraps.
In truth, we already know various what can be introduced — the names of the units, what they appear to be and that there are doubtless some AI options. Who wants rumors, am I proper? It seems like this morning’s Google’s Pixel occasion can be much less like an unveiling and extra like a filling in of the blanks.
This is all the pieces you’ll be able to anticipate on the 2023 Made by Google occasion and easy methods to watch the Pixel 8 launch stay.
The right way to 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 most recent technology of Pixel units. This yr’s Made by Google occasion is about 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 can be on the occasion in individual 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 is perhaps why Google’s daring previews focus primarily on what the brand new telephones appear to be and keep away from displaying off what they will really do.
In a purportedly leaked video on 91mobiles shared by Kamila Wojciechowska, there is a walk-through displaying off new digicam options, that are apparently powered by “Google AI managed by you.” An enhanced video stabilization characteristic known as Video Increase will get showcased, in addition to evening mode photograph processing underneath 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.
Except for AI, the Pixel 8 will observe 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 appear to be they’ve had almost 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 fundamental 48-megapixel digicam however the remaining are completely different. In response to 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 mounted deal with the Pixel 8. The 8 Professional, like latest professional fashions, has a 3rd rear digicam: a telephoto with 5x optical zoom.
When it comes to the screens, the Pixel 8 seems to be 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 response to 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 might 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 related.
As reported by 9to5Google, the eighth technology of Pixel telephones might 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 yr.
The Google Pixel Watch 2
As with the telephones, Google launched a teaser video for the Pixel Watch 2. The brand new watch seems to be almost similar to final yr’s authentic Pixel Watch, except for the crown, which seems extra svelte.
In a close-up shot of the aspect, you’ll be able to see the underside of the watch, with IP68 listed on it. That will 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, can be accessible to preorder on Oct. 4, in line with the high-quality print in Google’s movies. For all the pieces 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.