Guide to Witnessing Google’s Pixel 8 Unveiling Event

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Google is set to make a big splash at its upcoming Pixel show in New York, and you’re invited to join in via a live stream of the “Made by Google” event starting October 4 at 10 a.m. ET. you can watch the live stream right here, and we’ll also provide comprehensive coverage of all the exciting Pixel news right on Engadget, including a live blog.

The focus of the event isn’t much of a secret, as Google has been teasing us with images and videos of the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Watch 2 for weeks, and the leaks have been pouring in.

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Google boasts that the new Pixel phones will feature “the most advanced Pixel cameras yet and Google AI to help you do more, even faster.” Rumors suggest various improvements to the specs, including a display with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz (faster than the Pixel 7’s 90Hz screen) and a powerful Tensor G3 chipset under the hood. Additionally, there may be a price increase for the base Pixel 8, which is rumored to be priced at $699, which is $100 more than the Pixel 7.

As for the Pixel Watch 2, they are expected to come with IP68 water and dust resistance, with a strong focus on extended battery life thanks to the efficient processor compared to the original model. Could also be a slightly bigger battery. In a tantalizing twist, there are hints that Google could sweeten the deal by offering the Pixel Watch 2 as a bonus for those who pre-order the Pixel 8 Pro.

In addition to hardware, Google will likely devote a significant portion of the event to discussing AI updates, given the company’s continued focus on the technology throughout the year. In any case, we won’t have to wait long to discover the mysteries that Google has in store for us.