After months of waiting for an official date, Google has finally announced that its Pixel Fall Launch is happening on Oct. 19 at 4 am AEDT.
Announced by the official @MadeByGoogle account on Twitter and on Google’s new landing page for the event, the event is described as a pre-recorded livestream hosted on YouTube that will be available for anyone to watch.
The main highlight of the show will be Google’s new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones, along with Google’s new custom-designed Tensor chip, which Gizmodo got a preview of earlier this summer. Between Google’s new SoC and the Pixel 6’s updated design and features, Google will almost certainly put a big emphasis on the power of AI and machine learning during the event, and how those things will play a big part in unlocking new capabilities on Google’s upcoming flagship phones.
#Pixel6, the new Google Phone.
— Made By Google (@madebygoogle) October 5, 2021
As for the Pixels themselves, the latest rumours peg the standard Pixel 6 as starting at around $1,028 and featuring a 6.4-inch AMOLED display, 128GB of base storage, and two rear cameras, with the more premium Pixel 6 Pro coming in much higher at around $1,439 and featuring a larger 6.7-inch AMOLED display, 12GB of RAM, 128GB of base storage, and three rear cameras including a telephoto cam with a 4x optical zoom.
After Google pushed out Android 12 to AOSP yesterday without making the update available for Pixel devices, it’s basically guaranteed that Google will devote a portion of the event to some of the new Pixel-specific features and software in Android 12.
There’s also a chance we see some new Nest devices — maybe a new speaker of some sort — or possibly the appearance of Google’s long-rumoured foldable Pixel. But for now, any additional details about Google’s Pixel launch remain somewhat sparse, so check back here Oct. 19 for all the news from the event.