Shortly after Apple’s iPhone launch event announcement, Google surprised the tech world by revealing its own Pixel event, scheduled for October 4, a month after Apple’s event.
Speculation abounds that this strategic move might be aimed at countering Apple’s impact. Unlike Apple’s traditional Cupertino campus event, Google has chosen New York City as its venue, both events slated to start at 10 AM in the USA.
Google’s October 4 event promises the unveiling of the latest Pixel devices, potentially including the Pixel Watch 2. Curiously, Google ‘accidentally’ leaked the Pixel 8 Pro on its online store, heightening excitement.
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The Pixel 8 Pro has been subject to multiple leaks, indicating features like a rear temperature sensor, a 6.7-inch 2K LTPO OLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, the Tensor G3 chipset, 12 GB RAM, and 128 GB or 256 GB storage. Security is enhanced with an in-display ultrasonic fingerprint sensor. Its triple rear camera system boasts a 50MP main, 64MP ultrawide, and 48MP telephoto lens, while the front holds an 11MP selfie camera. Expect a 4,950 mAh battery with 27W wired charging and Android 14.
The Pixel 8 aligns closely, sharing the chipset, Android version, 11 MP selfie camera, and fingerprint sensor. It features a slightly smaller 6.17-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The dual rear cameras comprise a 50MP main sensor and a 12MP ultrawide lens, supported by a 4,485 mAh battery, offering 24W wired and 12W wireless charging.