At their Made by Google event this week, Google will unveil their latest hardware across a number of different areas. Having previously announced the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, as well as the Pixel Watch at Google I/O in May, but we’re also expecting a few surprises, so let’s have a look at what we can expect.
Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro
Getting the obvious, and pre-announced devices out of the way, the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will headline the event alongside the Pixel Watch, which we’ll talk about shortly.
Google has had a product page for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro on the Google Store since their May unveiling. After announcing the Made by Google event, the product page was updated to further clarify that the phones will use the 2nd Generation Tensor processor – known as the Tensor G2, as well as updating the colours the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 will be available in.
Beyond the inclusion of the Tensor G2, we expect to see a difference in camera specs with the Pixel 7 Pro again expected to have a Telephoto lens in addition to a main and ultra-wide camera, while the Pixel 7 will simply have the main and ultra-wide.
The colours of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are known, with both phones being offered in three colour options each. Both phones will be available in ‘Obsidian’ (Black) and ‘Snow’ (White) option, but the third colour for each will differ slightly. The Pixel 7 will be offered in ‘Lemongrass’ (light Yellow) similar to the Pixel Buds Pro, while the Pixel 7 Pro will be offered in ‘Hazel’ (light grey body with copper visor).
Ever since Google announced Android Wear back in 2015 we’ve been expecting a Google watch and this year we’re finally getting one. The Pixel Watch also has a product page on the Google Store where Google describes it as ‘A beautiful circular, domed design that works smoothly with the new experience of Wear OS by Google’.
There’s not a lot known about the hardware, or specs, but rumours point to a Samsung Exynos 9110 processor running the show, with 1.5GB RAM and 32GB of on-board storage.
Software wise, the Pixel Watch will run Wear OS 3 (or possibly 3.5) and will include Fitbit health integration.
It’s rumoured also that the Nest brand will get a look in, with two products which are expected including a new Nest Wifi with Wi-Fi 6E support expected to be announced, as well as a wired version of the Nest Doorbell (Battery) that launched last year.
The new Nest Wi-Fi is rumoured to look exactly as the previous Nest Wi-Fi points, though with the addition of support for the faster Wi-Fi 6E standard. The Nest Wi-Fi has already hit the FCC, so it’s almost a certainty we’ll see this one announced.
The Nest Doorbell Wired was announced by Google as coming this year, back when they announced the original Battery version, so it’s expected we’ll see this one unveiled too.
Longshots: Pixel Tablet and Pixel Foldable?
There’s always something of a ‘one more thing’ at these events, so we have two we’d like to see more of. First is the Pixel Tablet, which Google has already announced will launch next year, but we may also get confirmation of the Pixel Foldable phone which has been rumoured since before last years Made by Google event.
With work being done to build out tablet mode and even an improved Play Store section for tablet apps, we may see something on the Pixel Tablet.
There’s no confirmation on specs for the Pixel Tablet as yet, however there is some suggestions that it may be a dockable experience so you can use the tablet like a Nest Hub when not being used as a tablet. Either way, a bit more info would be great to see.
The Pixel Foldable phone has been rumoured for a fair while, ever since Google launched Android 12L for larger screen devices, including foldables. While the foldable Pixel didn’t eventuate last year, and possibly won’t this year, we may get some form of tease or even announcement that it’s coming.
While Google hasn’t announced the Pixel Foldable as yet, there have been hints of the device spotted in the Android codebase. A device with the codename ‘Felix’ was spotted by developer Kuba Wojciechowski who shared details of multiple cameras using closed and open states for the phone – indicating a foldable phone.
Again, it’s remote that we may see details on this one, but we can hope.
How do I watch?
If you want to tune in to watch the event at 1am on October 7th (this Friday), you can simply head over to the Google events page which will be updated with a YouTube LiveStream when it’s available.
If 1am on Friday morning seems a little early, we’ll have all the details for you live on EFTM as soon as they’re available.