While Apple prepares to announce a number of new things tomorrow, Google has planned its own kick-off event for the end of September.
Google’s Launch Nite In event on September 30th, which begins at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT, is expected to show off a new Chromecast, smart speaker, and multiple Pixel phones. Invitations to the event were sent out to the media earlier today. While it’s unclear whether the event will be live or pre-recorded, we expect Google to post a public video on YouTube, as it did with previous product display cases.
Google hasn’t provided any additional details about the devices to come, but we’ve gotten insights into leaks and official teasing over the course of the spring and summer.
Back in JuneLeaks revealed a number of details about a new Chromecast device, codenamed Sabrina. These details described an updated Chromecast Ultra that comes with a dedicated remote and runs full Android TV instead of the more basic Chromecast interface. Sabrina is expected to support full 4K video and may also provide the hardware needed to play Google’s game streaming service Stadia on your TV. Although the price has not been confirmed, Leaks indicate this that Sabrina will be pretty affordable with a retail price of between $ 50 and $ 60.
Google released one official teaser for his new smart speaker in Juneand shows a small table speaker that appears to replace electricity Google Home. This device has been on the market for almost four years and is a bit out of date. Like other Google / Nest devices, this new smart speaker has a playful pastel color scheme, hidden indicator lights, and a mash-fabric exterior. No word on pricing either, though it’s certain that it will be somewhere in the $ 100 range – essentially an upgrade to $ 50 Nest Mini but still cheaper than the $ 300 Google Home Max.
As for these new pixels, after the release of the Pixel 4a In early August, Google is expected to round off its phone range for 2020 with the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5.
Based on previous leaksThe Pixel 4a 5G should be a larger version of the Pixel 4a with slightly better specs, 5G support, and a larger 6.1- or 6.2-inch display. Instead of making a super premium phone like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 UltraIt seems that Google is going for affordability with a “budget flagship,” the Pixel 5, which is expected to have a Snapdragon 765 chip, dual rear cameras, and 5G connectivity. What’s interesting is that unlike the Pixel 4, the Pixel 5 doesn’t seem to have any support for Motion Sense or 3D face recognition, but instead relies on a simple fingerprint reader to unlock the phone.
That’s pretty much all we know right now. So check back on September 30th to find out more about Google’s Launch Night In event.