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Although the “Made by Google” event held in New York was not a shock­ing dis­cov­ery, since the numer­ous rumors sur­round­ing the release of the new Google Pix­el 3 turned out to be true, how­ev­er, the com­pa­ny man­aged to pleas­ant­ly sur­prise fans with new prod­ucts. So, for exam­ple, Google not only announced new smart­phones, but also intro­duced a smart home cen­ter, a tablet and some nice acces­sories. That means it’s time to take a clos­er look at them and see what’s in store for each new Google device.

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL

It would be unfair to start with any­thing else, since it was Google’s flag­ship smart­phones that became the stars of the event. This time around, the com­pa­ny has put even more effort into improv­ing the smart­phone’s cam­eras and AI-pow­ered smart fea­tures.

Pix­el 3 is a smart­phone with a 5.5‑inch dis­play and Full HD + res­o­lu­tion, while the sec­ond 3XL smart­phone will receive a 6.3‑inch diag­o­nal and QHD + res­o­lu­tion. In addi­tion, Pix­el 3XL will be equipped with a notch, like the new iPhones. Both smart­phones have OLED dis­plays and Goril­la Glass 5 on both sides of the body. The stereo speak­ers will face for­ward. The back of the case seam­less­ly pass­es into the front, so the smart­phone looks very organ­ic. In total, three col­ors will go on sale with inter­est­ing names Just Black, Obvi­ous­ly White and Not Pink.

Inside the smart­phones will run a Qual­comm Snap­drag­on 845 proces­sor with 4GB of RAM, its main task will be to sup­port Android 9 Pie. How it will be pos­si­ble to estab­lish a rela­tion­ship with the bat­tery, we will still find out, but so far it is known that the amount of inter­nal mem­o­ry will be 64GB and 128GB, but noth­ing is known about mem­o­ry cards either.

The most inter­est­ing moment is, of course, the cam­era. In this case, we have some­thing to look at: the main cam­era is still the same on both mod­els, its res­o­lu­tion is also 12.2 megapix­els. In this case, the com­pa­ny took advan­tage of the com­mon truth — why improve some­thing that already works great? Video res­o­lu­tion up to 4K cam­era shoots at 30fps. But the front now has two cam­eras with a res­o­lu­tion of 8MP, the field of view of one of the cam­eras will be 75 degrees, the sec­ond — 97, that is, it has a wide angle.

As for the price, it is still known only in dol­lars, but it can already be com­pared with the flag­ships of Apple. So the Pix­el 3 will be slight­ly more expen­sive than the iPhone XR ($799), and the Pix­el 3XL will be slight­ly cheap­er than the start­ing iPhone Xs ($899).

But, most like­ly, the biggest blow to the main com­peti­tor is the Pix­el Stand wire­less charg­er. It does not just charge the smart­phone, but allows you to turn it into a kind of Google Home Hub — a device to which we will return.

Pixel Slate

Anoth­er device pre­sent­ed by the com­pa­ny is a 2 in 1 tablet that runs on Chrome OS — Google Pix­el Slate.

As for the axis, lit­tle is known about it yet, so it’s bet­ter to focus on the tablet. This is a device with LTPS LCD dis­play, the image depth of which is 293 pix­els per inch. On each side of the body is an 8MP cam­era. The front one is equipped with large pix­els and a wide-angle lens to ensure qual­i­ty in low light and improve the image when using video chat.

Of course, the tablet can be used with a spe­cial key­board that also dou­bles as a case. The keys of this key­board are round and back­lit. The design of the key­board is very inter­est­ing and leaves a pleas­ant impres­sion. The tablet also sup­ports the use of the Google Pix­el­book Pen. The on/off but­ton also dou­bles as a fin­ger­print scan­ner.

The tablet will appear on the shelves this year, and its start­ing price will be $599, but the com­pa­ny did not imme­di­ate­ly announce details regard­ing the capac­i­ty and soft­ware of the device. There­fore, the Google Pix­el Slate tablet left many open ques­tions.

How­ev­er, after a cou­ple of days there was infor­ma­tion that the tablet will receive five dif­fer­ent mod­els. The cheap­est tablets will run on an Intel Celeron proces­sor with 4GB RAM and 32GB SSD or 8GB RAM and 64GB SSD. The mid­dle vari­ant will receive an Intel Core M3 proces­sor, 8GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in SSD mem­o­ry. The two more expen­sive tablet mod­els will run on Intel Core i5 and i7 proces­sors, respec­tive­ly, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of stor­age in the for­mer case, and 16GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD in the lat­ter. The price of the most expen­sive mod­el will reach $1599.

Every­thing else con­verges in var­i­ous mod­els: this is a 12.3‑inch Mol­e­c­u­lar dis­play, up to 10 hours of con­tin­u­ous oper­a­tion, and the lack of a head­phone jack. The last moment is more than off­set by two front speak­ers that pro­vide loud and high-qual­i­ty sound.

The screen is cov­ered with durable glass Goril­la Glass 5, the body is made of anodized alu­minum, and the device weighs 0.7 kg.

Google Home Hub

Back in ear­ly 2018, it became clear that smart home devices like cents and speak­ers would become incred­i­bly pop­u­lar. By the end of the year, this pre­dic­tion was con­firmed, and of course, Google could not lose sight of this. That’s why we saw the Google Home Hub pre­sen­ta­tion. Like the Ama­zon Echo Show, this device has a built-in dis­play that helps you add video to audio.

The device makes it easy to access YouTube videos, find recipes, get weath­er fore­casts, and man­age your home devices, espe­cial­ly Nest prod­ucts.

Voice recog­ni­tion is designed for mul­ti­ple peo­ple so that Home Hub can be used by the whole fam­i­ly.

What this device does not have is cam­eras. This will calm some­one down, because there will be no doubt that the device does not record every­thing that hap­pens in the house. But Home Hub is equipped with a light sen­sor that auto­mat­i­cal­ly adjusts the dis­play bright­ness and col­ors.

The design of the Home Hub does not stand out from the gen­er­al prod­uct line, but it is avail­able in four col­ors. The cost of the device does not dis­ap­point either, because it starts at $149.

All of the devices pre­sent­ed by Google are in line with fash­ion and func­tion­al­i­ty, so it will be quite inter­est­ing to see how they will com­pete with numer­ous com­peti­tors. Well, we will con­tin­ue to fol­low the news and look for­ward to the first feed­back from users and fans of Google devices.

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