As part of a traditional fall presentation, Google introduced the flagship smartphones Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. Like previous models, the new items were identical in design but different in size.
Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL
Pixel 4 received a screen with a diagonal of 5.7 inches and a resolution of 2280 × 1080 pixels. And the Pixel 4 XL has a 6.3 inches display with a resolution of 3040 × 1440 pixels. In both cases, OLED matrices with a refresh rate of 90 Hz are used.
Above the screen, there is wider frame on which an 8-megapixel selfie camera. In addition, a set of sensors for facial and motion recognition also placed. The smartphone recognizes the user, even if he is wearing glasses, a hat or a beard that suddenly appears. According to Google, this is the fastest facial recognition system.
A Soli sensor appeared above the screen, allowing you to detect gestures above the screen. For example, with a wave of your hand, you can skip songs, set aside an alarm clock, and perform other actions.
The main camera of smartphones is dual with the main sensor of 12 megapixels and a “telephoto” of 16 megapixels. There is support for Live HDR + technology and the advanced Night Sight mode for shooting at night. The latter now allows you to take gorgeous photos of the starry sky. Another interesting innovation was the real-time double exposure adjustment technology based on machine learning and an improved hybrid zoom with an 8x zoom.
Inside, smartphones have a Snapdragon 855 processor, supplemented with 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal memory. The battery capacity of the Pixel 4 was 2,800 mAh, while the Pixel 4 XL had 3,700 mAh. Both support 18W fast charging via USB-C. There is also wireless charging.
Smartphones based on Android 10 work with an even faster and smarter “Assistant”. Now it allows you to open any application and perform almost any task. You can launch the assistant by compressing the side faces of the smartphone.
On sale, the Pixel 4 models will be available in three colors: black, white and orange. The prices are as follows:
- Pixel 4 (64 GB): $799
- Pixel 4 XL (64 GB): $899
Pixel Buds 2
Not only the pixel devices, the event also covered the next generation of Pixel Buds wireless headphones.
The main feature of Pixel Buds was the technology of active noise reduction. The sound will automatically adapt according to the environment. At the same time, each earphone has a small hole that lets in a little air and surrounding sounds. So using the accessory is more comfortable and you will not lose touch with what is happening around.
It is said that the headphones will keep in touch with the smartphone “at a distance of a football playground”. When used indoors, the signal will be preserved even if the smartphone and Pixel Buds share the three rooms. Like the previous generation, the new product supports voice control “Google Assistant.” The assistant can be used as a translator without touching the smartphone.
Headphones provide 5 hours of music play from one charge and 24 hours of work with a charging case. The case itself looks much better than the previous generation. The release of Pixel Buds will take place in the spring of 2020, the novelty will cost $179. The company will provide more details in the coming months.
New Light Weight Pixel Book
Google introduced the new 13.3-inch ultrabook on Chrome OS. Its touchscreen display supports 4K resolution, and the device itself is lightweight and compact.
The laptop has a separate key for Google Assistant. You can also activate the assistant with the phrase “Ok Google.” The keyboard itself has become quieter than in the previous laptops of the manufacturer. Pretty much the keys have a backlight to work comfortably even in the dark.
The back surface of the case is ribbed: this is done in order to keep the laptop as comfortable as possible. The case thickness is only 13 mm, it weighs only 900 g. This makes it an excellent choice for those who need to work literally on the go. A full battery is enough for 12 hours of use, and in just 20 minutes you can charge it for 2 hours of operation.
The price tag has already been announced and it was pleasantly surprised. Pixelbook Go starts at $ 649 – 350 less than a regular Pixelbook. If the display is really good, and the weight and autonomy are as stated. Perhaps this will be one of the most attractive Chromebooks on the market. Here are more accurate prices:
- Intel Core m3 / 8 GB of RAM / 64 GB of storage – $ 649;
- Intel Core i5 / 8 GB of RAM / 128 GB of storage – $ 849;
- Intel Core i5 / 16 GB of RAM / 128 GB of storage – $ 999;
- Intel Core i7 / 16 GB RAM / 256 GB storage – $ 1399.
The device is available in two colors: “Just Black” and “Not Pink”. Now you can pre-order only two entry-level models in black, top configurations and pink colors can be ordered later.
Not only these devices, but Google also announced new Next devices based on IoT’s. Pretty sure, all the new Nest devices are made from a recycled plastic material. The event ended up with a $150 million investment in Renewable energy efforts.