Google’s upcoming devices, the Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel Watch 2, have been making headlines recently. Today, the company officially announced the date for its upcoming devices.
YouTuber Marques Brownlee shared an image of the Pixel 8 launch event invite on his Twitter account. The event is set to take place on October 4 in New York and will be both an in-person event and broadcasted live online.
While Google hasn’t explicitly confirmed whether the Pixel 8 will be announced during the event, it is highly likely. Considering the high-profile nature of launch events, it’s safe to assume that Google will unveil their highly anticipated smartphone on October 4.
In addition to the Pixel 8, Google may also introduce the Pixel Watch 2. The wearable device is rumored to have some design tweaks, including a thinner profile and an updated digital crown. It is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon W5, which could improve battery life and provide longer usage between charges. The Pixel Watch 2 is also expected to switch to aluminum, potentially making it lighter.
The Pixel 8 is rumored to have a slightly smaller screen, shrinking from 6.31 inches to 6.17 inches, with a possible increase in refresh rate from 90Hz to 120Hz. As for the Pixel 8 Pro, its screen may also see a slight reduction in size, from 6.71 inches to 6.7 inches, and this time it will be a flat screen.
There are also rumors surrounding the Pixel 8 Pro, with suggestions of a new 8×8 time-of-flight (ToF) VL53L8 sensor and a contactless thermometer.
While the release date for the Pixel 8 remains unknown, we can make an educated guess based on Google’s previous launch patterns. Last year, the Pixel 7 was officially revealed on October 6 and released a week later. Following a similar strategy, we can expect the Pixel 8 to hit the shelves around October 11.
Overall, Google’s upcoming Pixel 8 and Pixel Watch 2 are generating significant excitement among tech enthusiasts. Stay tuned for more updates as we approach the official launch event on October 4.