Today, Google presented its new line of hardware with which the company continues its mission to bring the essence of Google to television, music and users’ most personal device: the smartphone.
The broadcast, called “Launch Night In”, featured the participation of artists and designers, who highlighted the advantages of the new Pixel 5, Chromecast with Google TV and Nest Audio. Below we explain the most relevant characteristics of each team.
Pixel 5: a high-end that does not compete against the best but is very attractive
Google has spent 5 years trying to convince users to bet on the Pixel. However, due to the company’s strategy, it seems that we are still far from seeing the Pixels as one of the best-selling Android phones on the market.
Still, the Pixel 5 is running as one of the most interesting teams of the year, along with the Pixel 4a 5G, a team that had already been announced previously, but whose price is confirmed today: it will cost $ 499.
Meanwhile, the specs of Google’s new Pixel 5 phone are as follows:
|screen||6-inch OLED FHD +
90 Hz refresh rate
|Resolution||2340 x 1080 pixels|
|RAM||8 GB LPDDR4|
|Internal storage||128 GB|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G|
|Frontal camera||8 MP, f / 2.0|
|Rear camera||Granular angular: 12.2 MP, f / 1.7, OIS, EIS
Ultra wide angle: 16 MP, f / 2.2
Fast charge 18W
|Operating system||Android 11
3 years of guaranteed updates
|Others||Gorilla Glass 6
Rear fingerprint reader
Yes it is
With these specifications, it is clear that the competitor of this Pixel 5 is not the S20 +, much less the iPhone 12 Pro. But its direct competitors could be the Galaxy S20 FE and the iPhone 12 mini, whose cost is expected to is about $ 699.
Google’s bet returns to being the camera, which again does not come with great versatility like its rivals, but with an interesting proposal in computational photography that shows that there are only 2 sensors, it can take spectacular photographs that will undoubtedly convince Most users believe that this equipment has one of the best cameras in the world, even surpassing premium-end equipment in this section.
Perhaps to save costs or to differentiate itself from other manufacturers, the team does not include a fingerprint reader under the screen despite having an OLED panel, nor do they bet on facial unlocking with the Soli sensor that was released in the Pixel 4, but They now play it safe with a fast and well-functioning rear physical fingerprint reader, complemented by a software-supported face unlock for the front camera.
The processor is not the most top of Qualcomm, but it is one with great performance, focused on improving the mobile gaming experience, and also with the ability to offer 5G.
The team seeks to be a very well balanced phone in software and hardware, and the users who bet on it will be among the first to enjoy the monthly security patches, exclusive Android functions, and the first to update to each new system version. operational.
Pixel 5 will cost $ 699 in the United States and is now available for pre-order.
Chromecast con Google TV
Google TV is a new approach by Google towards content transmission platforms, which is similar to the Apple TV interface or the update that will soon arrive on Amazon’s Fire TV equipment.
Google TV shows the main content platforms in one place and makes it easy to create lists of series and movies that the user can save to watch at the time that suits them best.
Plus, it transforms the screen into a large digital frame for viewing photos or content from security cameras or smart doorbells.
Now let’s talk about the hardware. One of the most anticipated products for this presentation was undoubtedly the new Chromecast, which for the first time in its history launches a remote control.
In fact, this is not a Chromecast, it is a Google streaming device with Chromecast built in, just like the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick is too.
With this new Chromecast, Google can now compete against manufacturers like Roku with its Stick + or with Amazon and its Fire TV Stick with Alexa included.
The new Chromecast with Google TV carries a 4-core ARM Cortex-A55 processor, comes with a USB-C charging port, can play content in 4K, and also supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and DTSX.
The remote control is connected via bluetooth, works with two AAA batteries and you can also connect a bluetooth game controller to better enjoy the games that we can store in the device, which comes with 8 GB of internal memory.
In addition, the accessory has buttons dedicated to Netflix y YouTube for quick access to content. Is available in United States from today by $ 49.99 and will come to more countries by the end of the year.
Nest Audio: finally comes the renewal of the Google Home
Last year Google launched the Nest Mini, which was the second version of the Google Home Mini, an interesting speaker with an attractive price. However, the Google Home was launched in 2016, so 4 years later comes the renewal of this speaker under the name of Nest Audio.
The Nest Audio measures 6.89 inches high, 4.8 inches wide and 3.07 inches thick, it has a mesh cover and is available in 3 different colors.
Nest Audio offers 50% lower, 75% more volume than the original Google Home. It also has a Twiter de 19mm y un Mid- Woofer de 75mm.
Another novelty that comes to YouTube MusicOn the occasion of the new hardware, they are the Nest Audio Sessions, which are actually special artist recordings that will be exclusively available on the company’s music platform.
Nest Audio costs 99 dollars and will arrive in 21 countries as of October 5.