Google is planning a new hardware showcase event, and we have the details on when and where to watch! While we’ll have to wait until the event itself to know what will be showcased, the upcoming Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones are expected to be the belles of the ball, among others, according to Fox News.
Google’s Hardware Event Viewing Details:
Date: October 4, 2017
Start Time: 12 p.m. ET
What are the new products featured in the showcase?
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
As mentioned, Google is finally expected to unveil information about Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, and they are expected to be the main focus of the event. The new phones are expected to be advancements on the earlier Pixel phone, which became particularly known for its high camera service. New features expected from the new phones include faster performance, waterproof bodies, and possibly squeezable frames that can let use use Google Assistant with a simple “squeeze.”
Price: The Pixel 2 to start at $649 and the Pixel 2 XL is expected at $849.
A new, ultra-premium take on the Chromebook, the Pixelbook is expected to come with a 2-in-1 convertible design, complete with a touchscreen and a new Pixelbook pen, that is going to help produce accurate drawings.
Price: A similar Google notebook goes for $1,749, so the new Pixelbook is expected to be, well, similar.
Google Home Max and Mini
Google Homes is expected to debut two event applications for the event: Max and Mini. The Mini is expected to be similar to the Amazon’s Echo Dot, while the Max is expected to offer higher-quality sound, among other premium materials, although there is some question whether it will be a speaker or a hybrid touchscreen device.
Price: The Mini is expected to go for $49, but the Max is expected to be more expensive, with rival Amazon products going from $200 to over $300.
Daydream and ARCore
Google’s new plans might also help reach further breakthroughs into virtual reality. The Google Daydream VR headset is already reaching its one-year anniversary, and new models are expected to come out. Any new technical upgrades are unclear, but we can at least expect new colors! Similarly, inspired by Apple’s ARKit, Google is expected to release demos of ARCore, a product previously unveiled in August.
Price: The new Daydream models are expected to go for $99.