- Google will host its fall product event on October 15 in New York City, based on invites sent to members of the media on Monday.
- Google is expected to unveil its next smartphone, the Pixel 4, and an updated version of the Google Home Mini called the Nest Mini.
- The Pixel 4 was confirmed in a June blog post from Google and the company has already shown off some of its new features. Google’s released the Pixel 3 in October 2018, and a $US400 version of the phone, the Pixel 3a, was released in May 2019.
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Google has revealed the date for its annual Made by Google event, where the company is expected to unveil its next smartphone, the Pixel 4.
On Monday, members of the media received an invitation dated for October 15 at an undisclosed New York City venue.
The invitation doesn’t reveal much, simply reading: “Come see a few new things made by Google.”
Made by Google 2019 is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT. While only a select number of media representatives are invited to the event, it will be livestreamed on YouTube. You can find the feed here.
Google confirmed that the Pixel 4 was in development back in June and has showed off a pair of new features for the phone in subsequent blog posts. The Pixel 4 will boast a face unlock function and a motion-sensing radar that lets users control the phone with simple gestures. Both features are credited to a new technology called Soli.
Google has apparently suffered a number of leaks in the Pixel 4’s development process as well, with alleged photos and videos of the device surfacing online. Based on those leaks, the Pixel 4 will have a 5.7-inch screen with 1080p resolution, while the Pixel 4 XL will have a 6.3-inch screen with 1440p resolution. The Pixel 4 XL will have a slightly better battery, and both devices will make use of a dual-camera system similar to the recently announced iPhone 11.
It’s unclear how many products Google plans to announce during the event, but there have been rumours about an update to the Google Home Mini smart speaker.Reports suggest that Google will release a smaller version of the device and rebrand it as the Nest Mini. Google has been rebranding products that make use of Google Assistant under the Nest family of devices.
Be sure to check our full report on the Pixel 4’s rumoured features, and check back in October for our complete coverage of Made by Google 2019.
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