Here’s a roundup of Google’s newly-launched devices.
Yesterday’s Google event (you can watch a reply above) unveiled a bunch of new devices (which were the subject of leaks over the past few weeks) that includes 5G-powered Pixels, a new Nest speaker, and a new Chromecast dongle. The event was short, but it quickly went over the new devices along with some surprises.
Here’s everything that Google has announced:
New 5G Pixels
Two new Pixels join the Pixel 4a as part of Google’s 2020 lineup: the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5. While Google usually goes for top-of-the-line specs, the Pixel 5 goes a different route by using a midrange Snapdragon 765G processor. Still, you’re getting 8GB of RAM and of course, 5G support. The Pixel 5 also comes with a 90Hz FHD display, 128GB of non-expandable storage, and has an IPX8 certification to make it waterproof and dustproof.
Of course, what makes the Pixel smartphone great is its camera. The smartphone is getting a dual camera lens, one being an ultrawide sensor to capture more details in the frame. Also expect the same excellent low light images boasted by the camera’s Night Sight feature, which now supports portrait shots. There are also improvements in video recording, letting you use the cameras to capture cinematic-quality shots.
The Pixel 4a 5G is just an upgraded version of the Pixel 4a XL released earlier this year. You’re getting a bigger 6.2-inch OLED display and will also sport the Snapdragon 765G CPU along with 6GB of RAM. It won’t have the higher display refresh rate or the IP8X rating of the Pixel 5, but hey you’re still getting 5G at a cheaper price.
Releasing by the end of October, the Pixel 5 will retail for $699 while the Pixel 4a 5G releases in November for $499.
Google’s latest smart speaker now goes by the name of Nest Audio. Designed to replace the original Home speaker and now has a larger design similar to the Home Max. The same mesh fabric still covers the front, and Google says that sound has been vastly improved – 75 percent louder and a 50 percent stronger bass response.
Chromecast with Android TV
Confirming earlier leaks, Google’s new Chromecast now comes with Android TV built right inside that changes the way you use it. With Android TV, you’re getting a dedicated interface that you can now navigate. The dongle now includes a remote control with dedicated shortcuts for Google Assistant, YouTube, and Netflix – and yes, it will support 4K HDR.
Retailing for $50, the new Chromecast is now available in colors of white, blue, and pink. You may have noticed that black isn’t an option, that’s because the Chromecast was made from recycled plastic.
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