Highly anticipated product conferences often leave observers hungry after months of speculation and rumors that go unconfirmed. For once, Google went beyond expectations by multiplying announcements, including about novelties that no one had anticipated, at the opening of its conference .
After a first part devoted to innovations for, or even the the teams in charge of consumer equipment entered the arena.
Pixel 6a: a mid-range that looks formidable in photos
Google has taken to taking advantage of its annual event to unveil the more affordable version of its which not only inherits the original aesthetic signature of the but also part of their technical sheet. We find the Tensor processor developed by Google, a reader of under the screen secured by the chip M2, an 8 megapixel front camera and a 5G. the 6a offers a screen 6.1 inch full HD+ refreshed at 60 while the Pixel is based on a 6.4-inch FHD + 90 Hz Oled panel while the 6 Pro climbs to 6.7 inches LTPO 120Hz QHD +.pixels. In this case, it is the
The (good) reputation of Pixel smartphones is largely built on their photographic performance. The Pixel 6a receives a dual rear photo module, with a12.2-megapixel main wide-angle (the same as last year’s Pixel 5a) and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle. We can expect that the formidable efficiency of the treatment developed by Google makes the Pixel 6a a very good photophone. At 459 euros, it could even become the new benchmark among mid-range Android smartphones. Pre-orders will be open from July 21 in the United States. The date for France has not yet been confirmed.
Pixel Buds Pro: active noise reduction and long battery life
The “pro” version of Google acquires a pair of headphones to (RBA) high-end that it lacked to compete with the AirPods Pro, Sennheiser TW3 and other Sony WF-1000XM4. The Buds Pro contain a six-core audio processor that runs algorithms that analyze the sound environment and adapt the intensity of noise reduction accordingly., of which we appreciated the very good value for money, was expected. With the
Google announces up to 11 a.m.on a load with RBA active. The charger case can provide up to 31 hours of battery life. It is compatible with wireless charging. The Pixel Buds Pro have a mode which allows you to hear the world around you without removing them and a multipoint connection which can associate them with several terminals at the same time and switch automatically from one to the other. Google also announced an upcoming update that will enable a spatial sound feature available with compatible Pixel smartphones. It is not specified if the Pixel Buds Pro are water resistant, but the opposite will be surprising for high-end headphones. Pre-orders open on July 21 in the United States. In France, the Pixel Buds are announced at 219€.
A look at the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro
Since the Pixel 6, Google has decided to communicate upstream on its next generation of smartphones. Yesterday, therefore, we were treated to a preview of the whose official presentation will take place this . No major aesthetic revolution in sight except for the use of recycled for the frame and the bar that houses the rear camera. Under the hood, we will find the second generation of the Tensor which promises better performance for photography, and security. As always with Google smartphones, the Pixel 7 will get the scoop on the upcoming Android 13 update.
The Pixel Watch confirmed and announced in France
After years of rumors and repeated “leaks”, here it is finally this long-awaited . Google is jumping into the deep end of smartwatches with the first entirely in-house developed smartwatch. Its sleek circular design had been widely circulated in the press in recent weeks. It is equipped with a touch screen and crown to navigate the Wear OS interface. The Pixel Watch can monitor heart rate, make contactless payment with Google guide step by step with Google Maps or even control certain equipment through Google Home. We will also find the functions of health and of the’ Fitbit, a brand owned by Google. The great unknown concerns the autonomy which will be a key element in hoping to compete with dignity against the Galaxy Watch of and the Watch. The Pixel Watch will be launched this fall at the same time as the Pixel 7. It is already present on the Google merchant site and should therefore be available in France. The price has not yet been communicated.
A Pixel Tablet in 2023
Despite this already rich roadmap, Google still had a few surprise announcements up its sleeve. The first concerns a Pixel Tablet running Android. Equipped with a Tensor processor, it is presented as a gateway between all Pixel equipment. Its size suggests a screen of at least 10 inches and thesmooth with rounded edges reminiscent of the Pixel 5. Google has not provided more information on this product which will arrive in 2023.
Augmented reality glasses that translate in real time!
Highlight of this presentation, Google unveiled a prototype of glasseswith integrated instant translation system. The person who sees the words of his interlocutor displayed in his native language. This is a real change of approach compared to releases in 2011, with the aim of providing practical help in overcoming language barriers. Google has not yet communicated on the availability of this product, but it is certain that we will hear about these glasses (Pixel Glass?) in the coming months.