Before the October 4 launch, Google unveils the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Watch 2 designs.
Google has now revealed the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro’s full designs, in addition to the Pixel Watch 2. Google’s second-generation smartwatch has already revealed a number of previously unknown hardware details, even though the trio won’t be available until next month.
Nearly a month before its next launch event, Google has taken the unusual step of officially revealing the designs of its upcoming flagship hardware. The Pixel 4 and other upcoming devices have previously featured brief teasers from the company. Similarly, Google showcased the Pixel 7 series and Pixel Watch at its I/O 2022 conference months before their release dates.
Despite the avalanche of leaks, Google has been more secretive about the possibility of launching a Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and second-generation Pixel Watch. That might have changed since the previous week, when the Google Store started offering a variety of looks at the Pixel 8 series earlier than expected. Now, Google has released two “sneak peek” videos, one for the Pixel 8 series and one for the Pixel Watch.
Google’s attempt to steal some anticipation in favor of its rival products shouldn’t come as a surprise considering that Apple’s next iPhone and Watch launch event is scheduled for September 12. The Pixel 8 series’ “sneak peek” and the Pixel Watch 2’s “sneak peek” both have more new information than the Pixel Watch 2. For instance, the video demonstrates that the Pixel Watch 2 is waterproof to IP68; its ancestor is just 5 ATM water safe.
Besides, Google has incorporated another sensor cluster, which 9to5Google conjectures is an electrodermal movement (EDA) sensor to screen feelings of anxiety. The Pixel Watch 2 also has new hardware buttons, but the display bezels and proprietary watch band mechanism remain the same. A processor derived from the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 is said to improve performance and battery life on the Pixel Watch 2. Google will open pre-orders for the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Watch 2 in multiple markets, according to the videos below.