Google announced plans to launch new devices Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on October 4. However, long before the official launch, new leaks tell us details about the characteristics of the devices and their prices. One more interesting fact is that Google Pixel 3 is already in works.
A smaller new-generation smartphone is said to have a design close to the original Pixel and Pixel XL. The good news is that the 5-inch Pixel 3 with updated specifications will have the same starting price as last year’s Pixel.
The available description contains information that the smartphone has received two cameras. The front is 8 megapixels and the main one is 12 megapixels. The module has one lens with high sensitivity. In the standard mode, the main camera is capable of shooting video in FullHD format with a frequency of 30 fps.
The power connector is applied to the USB-C standard, there is no information on the use of fast charging technologies. It is believed that Google is ready to abandon the 3.5 mm mini jack in favor of installing stereo speakers.
Among the new gadgets there will be a new Pixel 3 with a starting price of $ 649, Pixel 3 XL from $ 849 and a new smart Google Home Mini for $ 49. Also, Google will introduce the updated Daydream View headset ($ 99).
The less good news is that the starting price is still $ 649, which is not quite cheap. For this money it will be possible to purchase Pixel 3 with 64 GB of memory in white, black or blue colors. The model with 128 GB will cost customers $ 749.
Google Pixel 3 XL will have almost a 6-inch display, but a relatively compact design thanks to a thin frame. The smartphone will be available in several different color options. It is reported that for $ 849 you can buy Pixel 3 XL with 64 GB of memory, while the model with 128 GB will cost $ 949.
Google Home Mini is a small speaker with support for Google Assistant voice assistant. It will be available in gray, black and coral colors, with removable bottom panels. On the top panel there are LEDs that light up when the speaker is used.
Daydream View (2nd generation)
Google also updates its gadget for mobile virtual reality. The new Daydream View looks very similar to last year’s model. Apparently, the headset has undergone changes in the materials from which it was made, but in general it is the same holder for a smartphone with a small controller.
Google is also updating its platform of virtual reality Daydream, which now supports standalone VR-headsets that work without an inserted smartphone. But the new Daydream View with a price of $ 99 does not look like a standalone device.
While it is not known whether Google plans to offer its own stand-alone device, it is known that HTC and Lenovo are already working on the stand-alone Daydream VR headsets.