From its Made By Google event in New York, Google debuted slew of new products, including the Pixel 3 smartphone, Pixel Slate tablet, and the Google Home Hub. Each of the new devices evinced Google’s signature style and award-winning aesthetic, with designs that clearly denote them as being a Google device.
Starting with the Pixel 3: Google’s newest smartphone is available in standard and XL versions. Both iterations feature a larger screen than their predecessors. For the standard, that means a 5.5-inch display, while on the XL, you get a significantly larger 6.3-inch screen. Apart from size, both displays are the same in terms of design and interface: a full-screen, flexible OLED that offers an edge-to-edge experience. The Pixel 3 also packs plenty of other flagship-worthy specs—the latest Android OS, a Snapdragon 845 CPU, wireless charging support, etc.—but the biggest highlight is the upgrade to what was already considered one of the best smartphone cameras on the market. This improved setup includes a rear 12.2MP dual-pixel lens and two front-facing shooters that are supported by a bevy of new software and features, including new modes such as Top Shot, Super Res Zoom, and Night Sight. Images from the camera are just now hitting the Web, but if what’s been shown is a true indicator of the camera’s potential, then look for the Pixel to rank among the world’s best smartphone cameras once again.
Google Home Hub
Google Assistant Built-In
Voice-Activated 7″ WSVGA Touchscreen
Dual Far-Field Microphones
Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity
2″ Full-Range Speaker
2x 2″ Passive Bass Radiators
Control Compatible Smart Home Devices
Mic Mute Button for Added Privacy
Google also unveiled an all-new mobile workhorse, the Pixel Slate. Part tablet, part laptop, the Slate is a multi-purpose mobile platform seemingly designed for any use case, whether it’s working on the go, entertainment purposes, or for any number of artistic endeavors. Users can customize the Slate with different processor, RAM, and storage options, but all models will feature the same lightweight design, ultra-sharp 12.3″ Molecular Display, as well as several other additional highlights, including an 8MP front-facing camera, dual front-firing speakers, and full integration with the Google suite of applications. The Pixel Slate also supports a number of accessories, such as the Pixel Slate Keyboard and Pixelbook Pen.
Google Pixel Slate Keyboard
The other big highlight from Google’s event was the unveiling of the Home Hub, a smart assistant with a 7-inch display, full-range speaker, and plenty of wireless connectivity options. The Home Hub leverages much of the same technology that has made Google’s other smart devices—the Google Home and Home Mini, for example—so popular. The Home Hub appears to be more than a digital assistant, however. As the name implies, Google intends it to a central control unit for all the connected devices in your home. With the Hub, you can control utilities, play music on command, and get answers to all your pressing questions.
Google Home (White Slate)
Far-Field Voice Recognition Technology
Multi-User Capability in the US
Dual-Band Wi-Fi Connectivity
1x 2″ High-Excursion Driver
2x 2″ Passive Radiators
Google Home App Controllable
Touch Control via Top Touch Surface
Compact Design at 3.79″ Wide, 5.62″ High
Source: Business wire