This Tuesday, October 15 is the big day of the year for Google's hardware division, which promises to try to surprise us with the next great protagonists of its hardware catalog.
Be difficult, because the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have become two of the most filtered terminals in history. We still hope to confirm all these rumors and leaks, and there are other hardware products that we hope to see in a presentation that we will follow live tomorrow from 10:00 AM ET (4:00 pm in Spain).
Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL
The rule with Google smartphones is to know everything practically before the firm brings them to light. With the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, it has certainly happened, and the leaks have been so remarkable that even Google forward details about its design to try to control this release.
Later he also confirmed that there will be a promising system of facial recognition and security hardware goes in these new terminals, which as we see will be distinguished from their predecessors by a square module of cameras at the back, as we saw on the iPhone 11.
Even so what has been leaked goes much further, and in fact in Xataka we already made an advance of all those details weeks ago and in it we include among other things the specifications that are expected to have the Pixel 4 (5.7 inches) and the Pixel 4 XL (6.3 inches), which will differ in the diagonal of the screen -attentive, because Google points to the 90 Hz screens and says goodbye to the notch– and in battery, but for what it seems in little more.
One of the big bets will be the one that affects that camera module, which has two sensors. Inherit the 12.2-megapixel Pixel 3, but accompany it with a 16-megapixel telephoto lens. Among the new photographic modes we will have according to the rumors one specialized in the field of astrophotography.
There has also been confirmation of the integration of gesture recognition technology called Soli, and it is likely that these be the first Google phones to incorporate all those striking options of the Google assistant that they talked about in Google I / O in May 2019.
Nest mini as successor to Google Home Mini
The renewal of Google's smart speakers could come with a family change that will turn them into products of the Nest family.
Thus, we will find devices probably similar in design to the current Google Home Mini, for example, but in this case they will be called Nest Mini and will have with improved audio quality.
In addition to that improvement in sound they are expected to count with 3.5 mm connector It is not known whether to be input or output, but that it could compete with the Amazon Echo Input device and convert an old speaker into a smart speaker. You can also announce a function of "proximity awareness"in which motion sensors detect if you are close to, for example, show the volume at which the speaker is operating.
Rumors point to the launch of a new member of the Router family with mesh technology of Google. The products may arrive from the Nest family, and will work similarly to the Amazon Eero.
In addition to offering that extended coverage for the home, these routers will integrate the Google Assistant and they will become smart speakers that will therefore double that communication device function.
Google Pixelbook Go
Several manufacturers have introduced new Chromebooks this year, but Google may once again offer its particular reference in the form of the rumored 'Pixelbook Go', a new Chrome OS-based notebook that raises some striking new features.
Be careful, because this is not the natural successor of the powerful Pixelbook 2, and everything points to being a more modest 13.3-inch computer with 1080p resolution and a curious design at the bottom with a cover with an original wavy relief.
Prototypes like the one they have been able to test in 9to5Google had a Core m3, 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB of capacity although it seems that there will be more ambitious models with up to a Core i7, up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of SSD and screen 4K
There has been talk in recent days of the Pixel Watch, the Google smart watch that reaffirmed a bet that for years is not the one we all expected from this company in a field as juicy as that of wearables.
In Nikkei they affirmed a few days ago that this new smart watch could be announced in the event that Google managers will offer tomorrow.
The company acquired the Fossil smartwatch division months ago, and although it may be soon some expect the result of that strategic move by the company.
Pixel Buds 2
Less likely, the substitutes of some Pixel Bud are another of the potential surprises of the event. The first version that was launched in 2017 raised high expectations but finally its benefits were criticized.
Now it will be a good opportunity for Google to bet again on a segment like the wearables that it seems to be neglecting and that Apple is working very well as an integral part of its ecosystem.