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We have high expectations for Google’s fall hardware event this year. While the stars of the show are the new Pixel 7 and the first Pixel Watch, you can expect to see even more when the event kicks off on October 6 at 10am ET.

At this point, we know pretty much everything about the Pixel 7 phones, plus leaks and rumors continue to surface. That said, Google likely has a few other things up its sleeve, and here’s everything you need to know.

How to see the Made by Google event?

You’ll be able to watch the official “Made by Google” hardware launch event tomorrow, October 6, starting at 10am ET / 7am PT. Unsurprisingly, the entire event will be streamed live on YouTube. We then expect several of the announced products to be available for pre-order at the end of the show or in the next few days, according to a Google teaser video.

A new Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro

Pixel 7 preview
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In an unexpected turn of events, Google gave us our first glimpse of its Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones this spring at its May developer event. Yes, the company revealed its next devices 5-6 months earlier than anyone anticipated. It was wild.

Here we are several months later, and we’ve seen countless leaks and how-to videos, not to mention full details on potential pricing and color options. Basically, we already know almost everything about the Pixel 7 phones, but we will know for sure during the event.

You can expect an updated but similar-looking design on the front and back, although the camera bar has received a slight tweak. The phones will run an updated Google Tensor G2 chipset, the latest Android 13 software, and more.

According to 9to5Google and various other leaks, the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro should feature the same displays as their predecessors, with 90Hz 1080 x 2400 and 120Hz 1440 x 3120 screens. That said, the more affordable Pixel 7 could be a bit smaller than the pixel 6

The phones are essentially a small, iterative update on the last generation, offering subtle improvements throughout and coming in at a similar price point. the leaker Snoopy Tech on Twitter has revealed all sorts of information in recent weeks, including an updated Pixel 7 Pro 48MP telephoto zoom camera, a “macro focus” mode, and even a new iPhone-like “cinematic blur” option.

If everything we’ve seen and heard is correct, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will be solid phones that start at the same $599 and $899 prices as last year’s phones, making anything from Apple to Samsung, run for your money. Expect a release date around October 18.

Finally, a Pixel Watch

A close-up of the Pixel Watch with a green band.
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After years and years of endless rumours, it’s finally happening. Of course, we are talking about the Pixel Watch. It has a unique design with a clean look thanks to its 1.6-inch round screen. That results in a watch face of around 41mm, similar to others on the market.

Google’s Pixel Watch will have strong integration with Fitbit for health and wellness, runs a “pure” version of Wear OS 3, and is the search giant’s first real answer to the Apple Watch.

As you can see, the design takes a minimalist approach, complete with a large digital crown and user-replaceable bands. However, officially we don’t know much more than that. Google has remained silent aside from the initial teaser in May.

Fortunately, someone “accidentally” left the Pixel Watch in a restaurant earlier this year and we learned a lot from that leak. Oddly enough, it looks like Google could use a Samsung Exynos processor, not a custom Tensor Wear chip. It will have 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and hopefully pretty decent battery life.

Leakage suggests all the usual sensors, including heart rate, blood oxygen, and ECG monitoring, to name a few. We could see a debut of the next-gen Google Assistant with the watch, dozens of customizable bands, and more. Once again, stay tuned for more details.

Another look at the Pixel tablet

Pixel tablet drawing
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Google exited the tablet business in 2019, but that all changed in May when the company teased a new Pixel Tablet coming in 2023. The teaser was somewhat disappointing, and the tablet looked very premature in the short video clip.

However, recent Pixel Tablet leaks suggest it will come with a large, vibrant 11-inch display, Google’s Tensor G2 chipset, 128/256GB storage options, Wi-Fi 6 support, and even a Pixel stylus. brand new.

During the May sneak peek, Trystan Upstill, vice president of engineering for Google’s Android team, said the team is busy building tablet-specific versions of popular apps, working closely with third-party developers, and will have plenty of content ready for the big time. display. We’ve heard it before, but the changes in Android 12L should help.

It is worth noting that 9to5Google hinted at a second Pixel Tablet Pro, which could have a better rear camera and would likely come with the Pixel Stylus out of the box rather than an optional add-on. Then again, these are just rumours, so we’re expecting Google to reveal everything on stage.

potential surprises

Google Pixel Fold Concept
Pixel folding concept

We haven’t heard many rumors about additional hardware or announcements at the event other than a few Google Nest smart home devices. This week, however, Google introduced a new 6E-compatible Nest WiFi Pro, a new doorbell, and a redesigned Home app. We could see them for a minute on stage, but that’s it.

However, you know what would be a big surprise? A preview of the Pixel Fold. We’ve been hearing rumors about a Pixel Fold for over a year now, and all signs point to a possible Google Pixel Notepad announcement. Google spent several years developing a folding and almost canceled project; at this point, no one knows. However, if Google does have a Pixel Notepad foldable phone in the works, we might see our first teaser image or video.

On the off chance that Google does have a foldable phone, it’ll probably come in 2023. Maybe we’ll get a sneak peek tomorrow, and it’ll come out next year alongside the Pixel tablet. Who knows.

If there are any real surprises, they’ll likely involve AI, AR/VR, or nifty projects Google is working on but aren’t ready to launch yet. We’ll probably get a sneak peek or two of Pixel 7-exclusive features or Assistant updates.

For now, we’ll just have to wait and see.