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Google Pixel 8 Series and Pixel Watch 2 Launch: What to Expect

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Excitement is building as Google’s much-anticipated event, “Made by Google,” is set to unveil the latest additions to its tech lineup. The star attractions of the event include the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones, along with the highly anticipated Pixel Watch 2. Furthermore, Google is gearing up to introduce the world to the Android 14 operating system. In this article, we’ll provide you with a sneak peek at what’s in store for these upcoming devices and the expected pricing.

Google Pixel 8 Series and Pixel Watch 2: A Glimpse of Innovation

Scheduled to kick off at 07:30 pm (IST), the Made by Google event promises to showcase not only the design but also the groundbreaking features of the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Watch 2. While Google has teased elements of the design in advance, the tech community is buzzing with rumors and leaks, offering an intriguing preview of what’s to come.

Expected Pricing: Budgeting for Innovation

According to leaks and speculations, the pricing of the Google Pixel 8 series in the US is expected to begin at $699 (approximately Rs 58,100) for the Pixel 8, while the Pixel 8 Pro could have a starting price of $899 (roughly Rs 74,700). For those eagerly awaiting these devices in India, the Google Pixel 8 is projected to fall within the range of Rs 60,000 to Rs 70,000, while the Pixel 8 Pro may start at a price upwards of Rs 85,000. As for the Pixel Watch 2, its expected price is approximately £349 (roughly Rs 35,100) in Europe.

Google Pixel 8 Pro: A Powerhouse of Features

The Pixel 8 Pro is anticipated to be powered by the Tensor G3 SoC, coupled with the Titan M2 security chip. Offering robust performance, it will come with 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM and storage options of up to 1TB in the US, with the rest of the world receiving a maximum of 512GB. Running on stock Android 14, this device is sure to deliver a seamless user experience.

The camera setup is set to impress, featuring a 50MP primary sensor with OIS, a new 48MP ultrawide lens, and a 48MP telephoto camera with 30x Super Res Zoom and OIS. Selfie aficionados will appreciate the 10.5MP front-facing camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 7, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.3.

Expect to be captivated by the 6.7-inch QHD+ LTPO OLED display with a remarkable peak brightness of 2,400 nits. It also boasts an adaptive refresh rate ranging from 1Hz to 120Hz. The Pixel 8 Pro ensures uninterrupted usage with its 5,050mAh battery, supporting both 30W wired fast charging and 23W wireless fast charging. Furthermore, it is equipped with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance.

Google Pixel 8: A Compact Powerhouse

Like its sibling, the Google Pixel 8 will feature the Tensor G3 SoC and Titan M2 security chip. It will offer 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM and storage options of up to 512GB in the US. Running on stock Android 14, it guarantees a clean and clutter-free user experience.

The camera setup comprises a 50MP primary sensor with OIS and a 12MP ultrawide lens. Selfies will be crisp and clear with the 10.5MP front camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 7, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.3. The Pixel 8 will feature a 6.2-inch FHD+ OLED display with a peak brightness of 2,000 nits and an adaptive refresh rate spanning from 60Hz to 120Hz. Ensuring longevity is a 4,575mAh battery with support for 30W wired fast charging and 23W wireless fast charging.

Google Pixel Watch 2: A Wrist-Worthy Companion

Anticipation is high for the Google Pixel Watch 2, speculated to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon W5 series chipset, either the Snapdragon W5 or Snapdragon W5+. Complementing this will be 2GB of RAM and a 306mAh battery, promising over 24 hours of battery life, even with the always-on display (AOD) activated.

The watch is poised to sport a 1.2-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 383×384 pixels. Operating on WearOS 4, it aligns with the operating system of the Galaxy Watch 6 series, offering a familiar yet innovative experience.

Stay Tuned for the Unveiling

As the “Made by Google” event unfolds, tech enthusiasts and consumers alike can look forward to a host of innovative features and cutting-edge technology. With the Pixel 8 series and Pixel Watch 2 leading the way, Google aims to redefine user experiences across its ecosystem.

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