At its recent “Made by Google” event held in New York, Google unveiled its third-generation family of consumer hardware products, most notably including Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Slate, and Google Home Hub. As the company was also celebrating its 20th birthday, the event promised to bring some pretty exciting new devices and certainly didn’t disappoint.
First up, the search giant has completed revamped its much believed Pixel smartphones, with special emphasis on the display and cameras. The new Pixel 3 come with either a 5.5″ (443 ppi) or 6.3″ (523 ppi) OLED display. Additionally, both Pixels will get a 12.2 megapixel rear camera with software that improves low-light photos, as well as a 8PM front-facing camera with a wide-angle lens that should make for better selfies. With 4GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 845 processor, and 2915mAh batteries with wireless charging and 18W fast charging via USB-C, the new Pixel phones are certainly equipped to take on the very best flagship phones available. The new Pixel 3 is priced from $799.
For tablets, Google introduced a new Pixel Slate will go head-to-head with the iPad Pro. It features a 12.3″ “Molecular Display”, offering 293 ppi and 6 million pixels, making it the most pixel-dense screen in its category. Google’s also equipped it with a Dual Cam front camera, Intel Core processors, up to 256GB of storage, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 10 hours of battery life, dual front-firing speakers, optional keyboard, optional stylus, and two USB-C slots for rapid charging (2 hours with a 15 minute charge) and 4K display output. Tipping the scales at just 1.6 pounds, the new Pixel Slate is also incredibly svelte and will be priced from just $599.
Last but not least, the latest “Made by Google” event also introduced something completely new for the connected home. The Home Hub essentially ads a face to Google Assistant. The device is intended to be the central hub of the connected home, making it easy to see information at a glance, such as weather, schedules, or cooking recipes, as well as helping to control other Google Assistant enabled devices around the home. Home Hub features a 7″ touch display, a full range speaker with a 2 mic array, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connectivity. It’s priced at $149.
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