Pixel 8 Unveil: Google's October Surprise!

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Google has now revealed the full designs of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, as well as the Pixel Watch 2. While the trio will not arrive until next month, Google has already shared various previously unknown hardware details about its second-generation smartwatch.

Official Design Preview

Google has taken the unusual step of officially revealing the designs of its forthcoming flagship hardware nearly a month before its next launch event. Previously, the company has shared brief teasers of forthcoming devices, such as the Pixel 4. Likewise, Google used its I/O 2022 conference to showcase the Pixel 7 series and the Pixel Watch months before their release dates.

Until recently, Google has been more tight-lipped about the possibility of launching a Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and second-generation Pixel Watch, despite the onslaught of leaks. Arguably, that changed from last week onwards, with the Google Store providing various looks at the Pixel 8 series ahead of schedule. Now, Google has published two short videos of the Pixel 8 series and Pixel Watch, both referred to as a 'sneak peek'.

Competition with Apple

With Apple's next iPhone and Watch launch event scheduled for September 12, it should come as no surprise to see Google attempting to steal some anticipation in favor of its rival devices. Arguably, the Pixel Watch 2's 'sneak peek' reveals more new details than the Pixel 8 series', both of which we have embedded below. For example, the video confirms that the Pixel Watch 2 is IP68 certified; its predecessor is only 5 ATM water-resistant.

Exciting New Features

Moreover, Google has included a new sensor array, which 9to5Google speculates is an electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor to monitor stress levels. Also, the Pixel Watch 2 features revised hardware buttons, albeit with the same display bezels and proprietary watch band mechanism. Reportedly, the Pixel Watch 2 will offer better battery life and performance too, courtesy of a Snapdragon W5 Gen 1-derived processor. Based on the videos below, Google will open pre-orders for the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Watch 2 in multiple markets.

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