This afternoon, Google will present with great fanfare its new high-end smartphones, the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. Here’s how to follow the conference live, which will begin in just a few hours.
Every year, Google launches a new series of high-end smartphones in the fourth quarter, and today, the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro will be the stars of the event. Soberly titled “Made By Google ’23”this afternoon’s conference will unsurprisingly be broadcast live on YouTube, the company’s flagship video platform.
The entire Phonandroid team is obviously on deck to follow the event with you. As always, you can react to the live event with the official hashtag #MadeByGoogle. Google regularly advocates inclusiveness, which is why the company even makes available to the hearing impaired a version of the lecture translated into American Sign Language.
WHEN AND HOW TO FOLLOW THE GOOGLE CONFERENCE?
- When does the Google presentation take place? : Wednesday October 4, 2023
- What time will the live start : at 4 p.m. (French time)
- How to follow Google live : here on the site using the YouTube video just above
- How long will the live last? : more or less an hour
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE GOOGLE CONFERENCE?
The conference will mainly focus on the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, the company’s new high-end smartphones. On the program, as we have seen in various reports over the previous months, the two devices will evolve rather than revolutionize the formula proposed in recent years.
Every part of smartphones should be entitled to a discreet, but welcome improvement. For example, we already know that the Pixel 8 screen will switch to 120 Hz refresh, like the Pro model, and that a new main photo sensor will replace last year’s model. On the battery side, Google will also not only increase the size of the accumulators, but also boost fast charging on both devices.
Smartphones will also be entitled to other new features, such as borderless screens, and some small changes to their dimensions. The conference will also be an opportunity to find out everything about the new Tensor G3 chip, which will power the two devices. It seems to promise a significant increase in performance compared to the previous generation, without however catching up with the other fastest chips on the market.
These will obviously not be the only new products expected. Google will also take advantage of the conference to launch a new Pixel Watch 2, which will succeed the first version launched the previous year. Here too, the changes will be discreet, with a slightly faster processor from Qualcomm, a new version of Watch OS or even new features.
Google is also expected to talk about its new “Plus” Chromebooks. This is’a new certification intended to help buyers identify high-quality Chromebooks. Like Intel’s Evo program for Windows PCs, the Chromebook Plus brand will be awarded to laptops that meet a set of minimum requirements. The idea is that even a buyer who isn’t familiar with PC specs can see the “Chromebook Plus” label on a product and be assured that Google thinks it’s a good product.
If the most recent leaks are to be believed, Google will also launch Android 14 today on compatible Pixels. The new Android 14 version offers a lot of new features compared to the previous version, and you can consult our dedicated file if you want to learn more. Finally, Google should launch new colors for its Pixel Buds Pro wireless headphonesand these should also receive a new update filled with new features.