How to watch Google announce the Pixel 8

How to watch Google announce the Pixel 8

It’s Google’s turn to take center stage and aim for a home run with their upcoming fall hardware event. The company is hosting a Pixel showcase event in New York City, and you’re invited to join virtually through a live stream of the Made by Google event. The excitement kicks off at 10 AM ET on October 4th. You can catch the live stream right here, and we’ve got you covered with comprehensive coverage of all the essential Pixel news in our live blog.

The focus of the event is no secret. For weeks, Google has been tantalizing us with images and videos teasing the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Watch 2, and there have been numerous leaks circulating in the lead-up.

Google boasts that the new Pixel phones will feature “the most advanced Pixel cameras yet, with Google AI to enhance your productivity and efficiency.” Rumors are swirling about other enhancements, such as a display with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz (a step up from the Pixel 7’s 90Hz screen) and a potent Tensor G3 chipset powering the devices. Meanwhile, there are hints that the base Pixel 8 might come with a higher price tag—rumors suggest it could be priced at $699, which is $100 more than the Pixel 7.

As for the Pixel Watch 2, it’s expected to come with IP68 water and dust resistance. Google seems determined to extend battery life, possibly achieved through a more efficient processor than the one in the original model and perhaps a slightly larger battery. Additionally, there are indications that Google may sweeten the deal by offering a Pixel Watch 2 as a bonus for those who pre-order a Pixel 8 Pro.

Google might also have other surprises in store for the event. Given the company’s focus on AI this year, it’s highly likely that they will devote a substantial portion of the event to discussing AI updates. In any case, the wait won’t be long before we get the full scoop on what Google has in store.

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