Google will host a product event on October 6 that sounds like it will be packed with new devices, from phones to smartwatches.
On October 6, the company has already confirmed that the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be released, the first smartwatch from the search giant, and a potential competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5.
We already have some idea of what to expect. Google viewed the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro''s design, which will be an evolution of Google''s camera bar-sporting look. Moreover, weve had a look at the Pixel Watch, which so far looks to be attractive and complement Google''s Wear OS.
Though all three products are still unanswered, there are still a lot of questions about them, including their capabilities, pricing details, and pricing and release dates. Read on for all you need to know about the Google October event and what you should expect.
How to watch the Google October event
The livestream of the Google October event will take place on October 6 at 7 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. ET / 15 p.m. BST.
You can watch it on Google Store (opens in new tab) or on YouTube (opens in new tab). There are no placeholder video for the event yet, but Google has other clips easing the likes of the Pixel 7 Pro (opens in new tab). For those of you who are active on social media, you may also get announcements and updates from your Made By Google account on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
What to expect from the Google October event
We''re expecting to see at least three Android smartphones, including a pair of new Pixel flagship phones, and the Pixel Watch. Both of these have been greatly discussed over the past few months, but they still are getting the most out of each device''s specifications and features.
And there is always room for Google to announce more, obviously whether it''s a higher price for Google Pixel Buds Pro or Nest products, so here''s what we think you''ll see at the Google October event.
We can expect a no-holds-barred look at the Google Pixel 7, which has been linked to the Pixel 6, only with a more distinct tablet shape for the main and ultrawide cameras, rather than a more invisible visor-like appearance.
If the theories are to be heard, there might be a more compact design. Google hasn''t shown off the display, but wed expect it to measure in at 6.4 inches, although thinner display bezels may provide a little more space.
For those of you who don''t think of marketing, Google has already announced colors for the Pixel 7: Obsidian, Lemongrass, and Snow. That''s black, lime green, and white.
We also know that the Google Pixel 7 will be powered by the Tensor G2 chip, which is the second-generation strategy for the Pixel 6 handset and the Pixel 6a.
The Tensor processor has provided a lot of smart features for Pixel 6 phones, although the Pixel 7s Tensor G2, with Google likely to reveal even more smart features to give the phone the advantage over the likes of the iPhone 14 Pro and Galaxy S22.
There''s no official word on pricing, but a fresh leak claims the Pixel 7 will cost $599, the same price as the Pixel 6. Google has announced that you''ll be able to pre-order the Pixel 7 on October 6, the same day as the launch event.
The Pixel 7 Pro is generally the same story as the standard Pixel 7, in that it will be an evolution of the Pixel 6 Pro, with a redesigned camera bar seemingly mixing the main and ultrawide camera in one pill-shaped module and the telephoto camera in a separate unit.
As Google evolves from a 12-megapixel main camera to a 50-megapixel one with the Pixel 6 range, we haven''t heard much of hardware upgrades. However, as Google pushes its sensors for several years before making improvements, we did not expect any significant improvements here. What we can expect is that the Tensor G2 chip will enhance smarter camera features and computational photography to deliver photos that stand out from competitors on our best camera phones list.
Again, Google hasn''t shown off the Pixel 7 Pro''s 6.71-inch display, but we believe it will continue to use the camera for a long time, though it''s possible that Google''s reticence to show the screen might be down to it having a special feature, say an under-display front-facing camera, but were not impressed.
Colors for the Pixel 7 Pro have been confirmed to be Obsidian, Hazel, and Snow. However, pricing isn''t yet confirmed, so we expect it to follow the Pixel 6 Pros $899 price tag, which is certainly what the latest pricing claims. Pre-orders begin October 6, the same as with the Pixel 7.
The Pixel Watch will be Google''s first foray into smartwatch hardware if it looks similar to previous Pixel devices. For example, it will showcase the best possible version of Wear OS in Google''s eyes.
Although unlike the Pixel 7 phones, Google has been somewhat unsure about the Pixel Watch. Sure, we have seen the Pixel Watch''s exceptional presentation, and Google has noted that Fitbit service integration and a fresh Wear OS experience will be included, but what it will look like remains a mystery.
So far, from leaks and tips, was expecting a LTE model, a mix of straps for the watch, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear chip. Otherwise, we remain a bit in the dark about what capabilities the Pixel Watch will sport under its circular face.
Instead of imposing a host of new features like blood oxygen monitoring, the Pixel Watch will be unveiled as a great companion device for other Pixel applications, seemingly synchronizing with Pixel phones, Pixel Buds, and Google Nest smart home technology. Equally, we''d be prepared for Google to have a surprise up its sleeve for the Pixel Watch.
According to some analysts, Pixel Watch prices have entered on a $349 starting price for the watch, although the price isn''t really significant.
The Pixel 7 phone and the Pixel Watch are not only showcased for promotional photographs, but also a pair of Google Pixel Buds Pro.
These wireless headphones were first introduced in the summer, which means they''re too new for a hardware upgrade. However, Google did not reveal any new features for the Pixel Buds Pro that are enabled via the Tensor G2 chip and smart synchronization with the Pixel Watch, and it would use the Watchs GPS to snatch active noise cancellation levels in order to suit the environment a wearer is.
Or might we see a surprise price drop to enable the Pixel Buds Pro to better compete with some of the best wireless headphones you can get today.
While Pixel products are expected to hit the headlines during the Google October event, there are also rumors that new Google Nest products will be revealed. Weve already seen hints at a new Google Nest router, so we wouldn''t be surprised if that was revealed with some software updates for the likes of the Nest Home Hub.
It''s been a while since Google introduced a new Nest Home Hub, so there''s plenty of possibility that a third-generation model might be revealed. However, there have been no speculation about the idea to support it, and improvements will come in the form of software.
Wed not be surprised to hear about updates for various Chromecast devices, especially with a tighter integration between them and the Pixel phones, as well as a special Chromecast app or watch faces for the Pixel Watch.
Google October event outlook
We know quite a bit about what will be held during the Google October event, but that''s not to say that Google will have some surprises ahead of it.
While the design of the Pixel 7 phones and Pixel Watch has almost certainly been revealed, there is still a lot to learn about them. We''d anticipate to be inquisite about a slew of new software features for these devices that enhance Google''s intelligence and smart progressing capabilities.
As the event unfolds, the Google October event will be a delight to see. Rest assured that you will always be on point to deliver you the latest news and any early insights about the hardware.