During Google I/O, the focus was on software, but the last half hour was spent on the hardware department. Thanks to this, we know that Google is preparing Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel Buds Pro, Pixel Watch and Pixel Tablet. A lot, right?
Google Pixel 6a – average with a top processor
The Google Pixel 6a should not disappoint anyone. At the same price as the Pixel 5a, it offers a lot more than its predecessor. First of all, we have the same processor as in the flagship Pixel 6/6 Pro models, which not only guarantees adequate performance, but also supports all the additional functions that define Pixel smartphones. In addition, we have quite sensitive 6 GB of LPDDR5 memory and 128 GB of data memory (UFS 3.1). The 6.1-inch OLED screen with FHD+ resolution has a refresh rate of just 60Hz and is covered with a Gorilla Glass 3 layer, but it hides the same fingerprint reader as in much more expensive models. . The front selfie camera with 8 Mpix resolution is also the same, and some savings have been made in the case of the cameras on the back where we have a set of two 12 Mpix sensors known from the Pixel 5 (regular and ultra- Big angle). Despite this, no one should complain about the photo quality of this phone.
The battery is also quite good, 4410 mAh allows you to easily survive the whole day, even intense, and in extremely economical mode Google promises up to 3 days of work. We will also have 5G connectivity at our disposal. The price has been set at 449 dollars, which is very attractive, but unfortunately there is no indication that the Pixel 6a is officially available in Poland. The presale will not start until July 21, and the smartphone will reach the first customers on July 28, ie in 2.5 months. Google also promised 5 years of security updates and an upcoming Android 13 update, but nowhere does it mention how long it will support this phone with new Android versions.
The smartphone will be available in three colors visible in the photos and will undoubtedly find its fans.
Google Pixel 7
A little surprised, Google also showed the first photos of the Pixel 7 smartphone, even before possible leaks appeared on the web. Now that we know what the new model will look like, almost six months before its premiere, we will only be able to publish the alleged information about its specifications ;-). The design changes are not big, Google has again opted for a design with a strap in the upper part of the case, which hides the cameras (two in the 7 version, three in the 7 Pro version). The bracelet and the bezel of the smartphone are made of metal (recovered from recycling), and the rest of the case is probably glass.
There are also new color versions, but that’s basically all we know about this smartphone now. The premiere is only scheduled for the fall, so we have to wait a little longer for more details.
Google Pixel Buds Pro
The offer with Pixel 6a will also include new headphones – Pixel Buds Pro with advanced noise reduction and ambient noise, both for us and for our interlocutors. The headphones should provide up to 11 hours of work (7 hours with ANC on) and the best sound quality, including spatial audio, which will debut later, with Android 13. The whole project, from l sound chip appearance, is made by Google, which it praises. Their Silent Seal solution is the best ANC system on the market, but doesn’t feel cut off from the outside world. We’ll probably find out after the first tests, the Pixel Buds Pro will be available for $199 starting July 28.
Google Pixel Watch
We’ve been waiting for the Google Pixel Watch for several years. We will finally get it this year, but only in the fall, with the premiere of the Pixel 7. Generally, the renders that have been showing on the web for several months have confirmed themselves in reality. The design with a smooth round case and dial can be a safe bet for the WearOS 3 system, which will get a few fixes including Google Assistant and Google Wallet support. Pixel Watch is expected to be a premium product, so its price probably won’t be low, but we’ll have to wait for details until the fall.
Google Pixel tablet
Google goes even further and announces a product that will only be available next year. It seems that the giant has finally noticed the tablet market (probably that’s why it will eventually adapt its applications there) and is preparing its own tablet – Pixel Tablet. It’s supposed to be the world’s most useful tablet, backed, of course, by the Google Tensor processor. It’s all great Google, you’re only doing it about 10 years too late…