Last night, Google made some remarkable announcements at the I/O 2022 Keynote event. Along with some new Android 13 features and improvements arriving for the Google stock apps, the developer event marked the introduction of some Pixel devices, including Pixel 6a, Pixel Watch, and Pixel Buds Pro. Let’s take a closer look at these three products.
Google Pixel 6a
The Google Pixel 6a is official in the US, while the tech giant also confirmed its launch in India. Although the exact date is still undercover. The smartphone features a 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a punch-hole cutout at the top center. The panel offers a 60Hz refresh rate and a 20:9 aspect ratio.
On the software front, the Pixel 6a runs Android 12 out of the box. In addition, it powers the company’s developed Tensor chipset paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. A 4,300 mAh battery keeps the system working. However, the charging capacity is not yet revealed.
For the camera, there’s an 8MP lens on the front side for selfies and video calls. At the rear panel, Pixel 6a flaunts a horizontal camera strip with two sensors. The capacity of the camera stands at 12.2MP primary and a 12MP ultrawide unit. Like the Pixel 6 series smartphones, the camera offers extensive features like Magic Eraser, Real Tone, and Face Unblur.
Price and Availability
Google Pixel 6a costs $449 in the US for its sole 6GB/ 128GB storage option. The handset arrives in black, mint green, and grey color variants.
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The Google Pixel Watch was a part of leaks for some time now. The company has finally announced the wearable at the I/O 2022 event. It is expected to launch later this fall, along with the Pixel 7 series smartphone. Although more details will be out soon. Fortunately, ahead of the official launch, we still know some of its features.
Pixel Watch is made from recyclable stainless steel and offers swappable bands. It features a circular, domed design with a touch screen and side button. Underneath, it will run an enhanced Wear OS 3 version with overall improvements.
The watch will offer apps, like Google Assistant, Google Maps, Google Home, and more. As claimed by rumors, it will arrive with Fitbit integration as well, providing more health and fitness features. In addition, there’s an Emergency SOS feature that will help you to contact a friend in case of distress.
The Pixel Watch will be compatible with devices running on Android 8.0 and later. Unfortunately, it will not support the iOS platform. Also, the product is said to be a premium offering, albeit there are no details regarding the price.
Pixel Buds Pro
The Google Pixel Buds Pro falls under the True Wireless Stereo (TWS) category. The wearable offers some premium features, like active noise cancellation and an immersive audio experience, thanks to Google’s in-house audio engineering team. On the inside, the buds come with a 6-core audio custom-built chip that runs Google-developed algorithms.
The TWS intends to maximize the noise cancellation effect with a silent seal that adapts to the user’s ear. Furthermore, they have sensors inside them that claim to measure the pressure inside the ears so the buds can ease to be comfortable. The case and earbuds are also IPX2 and IPX4 rated for splash resistance.
Besides, it provides you a hands-free control via Google Assistant support with real-time translation. The other features include wind-blocking mesh covers, transparency mode, beamforming microphones, multipoint connectivity, voice accelerometer, wireless charging, volume EQ, and touch controls.
On top of that, the Buds Pro will provide up to 11 hours of playback time without ANC and up to 7 hours with ANC. With the case, they provide a total of 20 hours with ANC and 31 hours without ANC.
Price and Availability
Google Pixel Buds Pro are a premium category product priced at $199.99. The buds will be up for preorder in the US from July 21 in Coral, Fog, Charcoal, and Lemongrass color options.