After months of leaks, Google has confirmed that it is hosting an event on October 19, where it plans to unveil its new Pixel phones, but the company could do a little more than that. Yes, Google is launching the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro – and hasn’t been shy about doing so. However, other reports claim that Google may also be launching a Pixel Fold, Pixel Watch, and a new Pixel Pass service.
Where to watch the Pixel Fall launch event
The Pixel Fall Launch event is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, October 19. You can watch it live right on the Google Pixel event landing page. We will also be covering extensively anything that gets announced, but given the scale of the leaks, we don’t expect any big surprises.
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Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
The stars of the show are of course the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Google has sort of started them already and shared a lot of information about them, but the company has kept some cards close to its waistcoat, although some leaks have occurred regardless. We’ve already compiled most of what’s released on the Pixel 6 and Pixel Pro, and these are the only 100% confirmed products Google will launch next week.
With large 6.4- and 6.7-inch screens, advanced camera systems, and funky colors, Google is leveraging the strength of its hardware in a way it didn’t with the Pixel. 5 last year.
Google is also reportedly working on something called Pixel Pass. It would be a merger of offerings similar to Apple’s iPhone upgrade program and the Apple One service into one Google offer, as documents shared by YouTuber technician Brandon Lee show.
It appears to be an exclusive service in the United States and will combine YouTube Premium, the Play Pass app and Google Play Subscription service, Google Fi cellular service and Google One, as well as a phone fundraising plan. Pixel.
While it’s less likely to appear than the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Google is also supposed to launch the so-called Pixel Fold, which would be its first foldable. It’s unclear if the Pixel Fold will actually launch during this event, but a report from leak veteran Evan Blass says the device will launch before the end of the year, making it likely. Google has reportedly built Android 12.1 with improved foldable support, and the company is inclined to pre-announce its hardware before a final launch – as the Pixel 6 shows.
Additionally, the alleged Pixel Watch is the subject of a lot of rumors, but not quite a lock to show. It’s been overdue for years, with renderings leaking coming this year for Jon Prosser. To complicate matters, Google also unveiled an update to the Wear OS experience in partnership with Samsung this year.
While Samsung’s version of Wear OS 3 is heavily flavored and marketed as One UI Watch, it makes a lot of sense that Google is considering launching its own smartwatch experiment. Reports chip shortages and potential delays means Google could just advertise the Pixel Watch and then ship it later. Either way, it won’t be long before October 19, and we can’t wait to see what Google actually unveils.
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