For 4 years, the month of October is the one used by Google to announce the renewal of its smartphone, just like September is for Apple, August and February for Samsung … True to its appointment, Google announced not only the Pixel 4 range, but also also introduced new devices.
We are talking about Pixel Buds, wireless headphones similar to the Galaxy Buds, the Google Nest Mini second generation, the Pixelbook Go (portable with ChromeOS) and the Google Nest Mesh (router type mesh). If you want to know all the news that Google has presented, I invite you to continue reading.
Google Pixel 4
For several months we know the specifications of the new Pixel 4 and 4 XL range, a range of devices that becomes the first in implant more than one camera, reaching a total of two, demonstrating once again, that having more cameras do not take better photographs.
On this occasion, Google has completely removed the unsightly notch He implemented last year on the 3 XL and has chosen to implement a bar that covers the top of the screen. The reason is none other than to hide the necessary technology to be able to use a facial recognition system that includes a gesture management system.
Soli, as this technology is called, is not new since a few years ago it was already available on some LG model and recently on some Huawei and Xiaomi models. He gesture control The device allows us to answer calls, increase the volume, change the song, stop or continue playback …
This system, in my opinion, it makes a lot more sense on a bigger device, such as a tablet, as it allows us to use it through gestures while doing other things that do not allow us to interact with the device physically such as if we are making food, eating, painting, tending clothes, showering … Yes It is true that consuming content on a device is very comfortable, it is not ideal for when we are at home.
By implementing an easy recognition system, the new Pixel range dispenses with the fingerprint reader located at the back of the device. The only way to unlock the device is through our face, and like the iPhone, there is no fingerprint sensor under the screen.
The Pixel 4 is available in two sizes: 5.7 inches corresponding to the Pixel 4 and 6.3 inches corresponding to the Pixel 4 XL. Both screens are OLED type, with a refresh rate of 90 Hz (which automatically adapts to the applications and games we use) and have a FullHD and QHD resolution respectively. The processor responsible for managing the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 in its first version and is accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and two storage versions: 64 and 128 GB.
Both models are compatible with fast charging up to 18w, have wireless charging and integrate a battery of 2,800 mAh the Pixel 4 and 3,700 mAh the Pixel 4 XL.
The camera, one of the aspects where Google showed the most attention, allows us to capture in any situation, including night scenes, though, with a tripod unless we can become a statue during the seconds needed to capture the moment.
Google had nothing to prove in this field, however, it improves again by adding new features such as possibility of being able to see the result of the next capture before making it, ideal for when we are taking pictures in low light. In addition, it allows us to modify the white balance, ideal for those situations where the Lights of the environment make it difficult to make a capture true to reality.
Google Pixel 4 prices
Google offers two storage variants of each model, whose prices are detailed below.
- Google Pixel 4 with 64 GB of storage: 759 euros.
- Google Pixel 4 with 128 GB of storage: 859 euros.
- Google Pixel 4 XL with 64 GB of storage: 899 euros.
- Google Pixel 4 XL with 128 GB of storage: 999 euros.
The new Pixel 4 generation will be available as of October 24 through the official Google store in black, orange and white colors.
Google's commitment to wireless headphones is called Pixel Buds, a device that is based on what we have seen to satiety: headphones that fit our ear with a autonomy of 5 hours and that reaches 24 hours making use of the carrying case that also allows us to transport them comfortably.
The Pixel Buds they will not reach the market until the spring of next year and they will do it for 179 euros, the same price at which we can currently find the AirPods and about 60 euros more expensive than the Galaxy Buds, one of the best options currently available for Android in this type of devices, Almeria until the Echo Buds of Amazon do not reach the market.
The Echo Buds Amazon are wireless headphones with the same autonomy as the Google model but whose price is much lower: $ 129. In addition, they are compatible with both Siri and Google Assistant just by tapping one of the headphones.
Google Nest Mini
As we had announced in Androidsis months ago, Google has taken advantage of this event to present the renewal of the Google Mini, the input device to the range of Google smart speakers that a few months ago added the last name Nest to place it within the range of smart products that Google puts at our disposal next to security cameras, thermostats and router mesh.
The second generation of the Google Nest Mini offers us a new processor that takes care of understand the questions we ask you without having to send them prior to the Google cloud. In this way it is much faster both to respond and to perform the actions we order.
Another of the novelties is found in the hook that has at the bottom, hook that allows us to hang it from the wall and that makes it ideal to place an intelligent speaker in any room of our home, although Amazon's solution with the Echo Flex, it is much more sensible, since it connects directly to a plug and we do not have to go making holes in the walls and have hanging cables.
A couple of years ago, Google presented the Pixelbook a fantastic laptop in performance and design but with an important but, and that is that It was only managed by ChromeOS. As the months went by since its launch, Google realized the little success it had and added the possibility of installing Windows 10.
Despite the limited success of this idea, it seems that Google wants to continue insisting and have presented the Pixelbook Go, a laptop not as powerful as the first generation but also managed by ChromeOS. It is assumed that the possibility of installing Windows 10 will be open, otherwise it will fill the shelves of the stores.
The Pixelbook Go is available in versions ranging from an Intel Core m3 with 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage to the Intel Core i7 with 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage. It has a screen with 13-inch FullHD resolution and a range of up to 12 hours. The basic model price is $ 659.
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