Pixel 4 and Other Stuff to Watch out for at Google’s Hardware Event

UTC by Christopher Hamman · 4 min read
Pixel 4 and Other Stuff to Watch out for at Google’s Hardware Event
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Googles’ annual hardware event is taking place on Tuesday next week and lots of great stuff are expected to be presented.

On Tuesday the 15th of this month Google’s annual hardware event will be occurring and much has been expected this year; some of the things to expect have been leaked to the media already. The main center of attraction will be the Pixel 4 with similar features to Apple‘s iPhone 11. With the recent media leaks of the event in general and the Pixel 4 in particular, it seems that we already know everything there is to know about Googles’ star product.

The truth, however, is that there may be more to the Pixel 4 than we have heard and if we are to believe the gossip, then we will just have to keep our fingers crossed. Apart from the square iPhone11-like cameras, it is expected that the Pixel 4 will come in two variants. This, however, limits the differences to just one factor: size. As such, the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL will only differ slightly but with similar components running under the hood. 

The 90 hertz OLED screen and the second camera improvement from previous models do a whole lot to impress Pixel fans who have been waiting for this upgrade all year. The improved features of the lens indicate that the guys at Google have been hard at work. With improved focal capabilities of 16MP and a new “astrophotography” feature which allows for taking pictures of stars and just about any other thing that moves in space on a clear night.

Of course, the enhanced night mode and motion capabilities do much to impress as well. But perhaps the most interesting features of the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL will be the facial unlock feature which according to sources will “unlock at any angle” which of course is shade at the iPhone 11. The facial unlock is also expected to be very fast and will unlock with little difficulty.

The edge of the Pixel 4 XL is expected to come filled with sensors of which no one knows their true use. However, Google’s Soli project which response to hand motions gives us a clue of what to expect in this regard. Soli might just have been implemented within the Pixel 4 XL. With the wave of a hand, lots of gestures could be used for different sorts of activities.

In addition, a 5G Pixel 4 is expected to be featured; even though it is still in the works. Sources indicated that Google is working on getting a 5G ready Pixel 4 out by early next year.

All the other Stuff to Watch out for

Google’s new assistant will not only be faster but will also be cooler too and be able to do things we may have never seen the current assistant do yet. This, of course, is expected and quite some time will be spent on showcasing this next week. 

Google indicated this and more in a recent tweet.

For the first time in two years, the new pixel-Go book will be introduced. The 13.3 inch, HD/4K option 16:9 touchscreen will be your regular run-of-the-mill laptop, unlike the 2-in-1 Pixelbook. The intel core series of processors will also allow users and fans  have a wide range of choices (core m3, core i3, core i5 and core i7). The hard drive capacities will be in 64GB, 128 GB, 256 GB as well. 

Google pixel buds with significant improvements which include them being wireless (just like Apple’s Airpods) and improved access to the assistant could very well occur. 


Finally, Google’s Nest wifi will come in with some pretty cool features. With the main router and other smaller ones which extend the wifi and also at the same time take the Google Assistant everywhere you go, the nest wifi smart speakers will be able to understand specific instructions making it smarter than the previous version and with three colors as it is rumored, it will be perfect for matching different home environments.

The Google Nest Mini will serve as the smaller versions of the Nest wifi and will be able to link up with other Nest devices in the house. It is said that the nest mini will be able to know if you’re around and show you what’s currently on the playlist as well as the current volume of the speakers. 

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