In addition to the Pixel 5, Google also announced the 5G version of the Pixel 4a, Chromecast, and Nest smart speaker.
Google kicked off its annual hardware event Wednesday, and it was a success! Aside from the most awaited Pixel 5, the company announced a handful of new gadgets ahead of the holiday shopping season.
To make things easier for you, here’s a quick rundown of everything you missed from Google’s half-hour hardware event. Brace yourself with the new Pixel 5 and 4a 5G phones, the Chromecast with Google TV, and the Nest Audio speaker.
Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G
As reported by The Verge, Pixel 5 isn’t trying to go up against the most powerful smartphone in the market. Instead, Google is focused on developing and delivering some unique features along with 5G support.
The Pixel 4a 5G, Google’s first-ever, has a slightly larger display than the original 4a. It’s price starts at $499, which is $150 more than its predecessor.
The tech giant claims 5G will help with services like Google’s Duo video chat. With that, the user can share their screen and watch videos with other people.
On the other hand, Pixel 5 starts at $699. The phone includes more features, such as wireless-charging, splash resistance, and a metal body instead of plastic.
In terms of camera software, Pixel 5 will have Night Sight working in portrait mode. This feature is a mode that lets a user adjust the lighting in post-processing. Also, Google seems to be making some improvements to video recording.
Google TV and Chromecast
Google unveiled its Chromecast with Google TV. It’s a little dongle that plugs into the back of your TV and gives you access to more than 6,500 entertainment apps. The supported applications are Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Peloton, YouTube, and more.
Aside from that, Google seems to be putting a lot of resources into the voice search experience too. The interface is included as part of the new Chromecast with Google TV, which also adds remote control to Google’s streaming dongle and will cost you $49.
The Nest Audio
Give way Amazon Echo and Sonos products, the $99 worth Nest Audio is here. Google’s latest smart speaker is called Nest Audio. It looks like a combination of the original Google Home and the Home Max.
However, in terms of quality, Google claims the Nest Audio is 75% louder than the Google Home. In addition, the newest speaker has a 50% stronger bass response.
Like existing speakers, it lets you speak with Google Assistant. You can ask about the weather, schedule on your calendar, call someone, or play music from several music apps.
Images used courtesy of The Verge/YouTube Screenshot.