Showing posts with label Launch Event. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Launch Event. Show all posts

Google Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL To Launch Today.

Google Pixel 4 is scheduled to launch on October 15 in NewYork. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL models are the most leaked phones of the 2019 Q3. Google will be live streaming the Pixel 4 launch event on Youtube. The live stream will begin at 7:30pm IST.

Google will be live streaming the Pixel 4 launch event in New York on YouTube. The live stream will begin at 10am EST i.e. 7.30pm IST, and you can watch it in the embedded video below. According to tipster Evan Blass, Google Pixel 4 will start at CAD 1,049.95 (roughly Rs. 56,000) for the 64GB variant and go up to CAD 1,199.95 (roughly Rs. 64,000) for the 128GB variant. Meanwhile, the Pixel 4 XL will be available at CAD 1,199.95 (roughly Rs. 64,000) for the 64GB variant and the 128GB model will be priced at CAD 1,359.95 (roughly Rs. 72,500). A later report claimed that Pixel 4 XL Verizon and Sprint models will be priced at $999 (roughly Rs. 71,000).

The Pixel 4 series may come in ‘Maybe Pink', ‘Sky Blue', ‘Really Yellow', ‘Slightly Green', ‘Clearly White', ‘Just Black', and ‘Oh So Orange' options. Its India price and availability details should be announced soon after the US launch event.

Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL specifications, features

According to a recent spotting on a Canadian retail site, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specifications have been leaked. The phone is expected to sport a new and improved Google Assistant, Google Camera 7.1 app, and Quick Gestures or Motion Sense powered by Soli that lets you control the phone without touching it.

The Pixel 4 is expected to sport a 5.7-inch full-HD+ OLED Smooth 90Hz display, while the Pixel 4 XL is tipped to feature a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ OLED Smooth 90Hz display. Both the phones should be powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The phones should launch in more RAM + Storage configurations today.

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Coming to the cameras, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will sport 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors, and 4K video resolution support. The phones are expected to pack 8-megapixel front cameras with 1080p video resolution support.

They will support Face Unlock as well. A recent report also suggests that the Face Unlock feature on the Pixel 4 phones would be used to enable payments on the Google Play Store. The feature could also be enabled for making transactions on Google Pay, similar to how you unlock Google Pay and make purchases on the App Store using the Face ID on a compatible iPhone or iPad device.

The Pixel 4 may pack a 2,700mAh battery and the Pixel 4 XL will pack a larger 3,700mAh battery.

Microsoft’s Surface devices, including an Android not-phone

Microsoft’s Surface devices, including an Android not-phone

Microsoft did do it! We heard lots of whispers and tips that Microsoft’s Surface event in New York would be something bigger than just a round of refreshes. It was!

(Image: Stuart Ramson/AP Images for Microsoft)
Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer Panos Panay, presenting on the smallest stage I’ve ever seen (Imgur), literally in the crowd 90% of the time, and making deep philosophical thoughts for why products exist (Twitter), announced new Surface laptops, a new 2-in-1 option, earbuds… ( 
But! Panay also announced two intriguing foldable devices: one like a tablet/laptop running Windows, one like a tablet/phone running Android.
First, what we expected:

Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X: new laptops, in new ways.
  • The Surface Laptop 3 had a major round of upgrades, now available with 13.5-inch or 15-inch screens, with new colours and finishes, including new aluminium or the Alcantara material finish, and more little details.
  • The big deal is new 10th-generation Intel Core processors in the 13.5-inch versions, while the 15-inch models use AMD Ryzen processors.
  • Both offer fast-charging includes USB-C and the older USB-A ports, and start at $999 and $1199 respectively.
  • Surface Pro 7 delivers new 10th-gen Intel CPUs as well, boosting power, and adding USB-C ports. It drops in price to start from $749, shipping October 22nd, but battery life has fallen a touch, from the previous 13 hours to 10.
  • The Surface Pro X offers an ultra-mobile 13-inch laptop solution, at 5.33mm thick and 1.68 pounds, with a Qualcomm processor. The touch display has thin bezels, reportedly looks great, and it has a Surface Pen dock for a new rechargeable stylus. It starts at $999, with LTE, from November 5, which isn’t cheap given the likely downgrades in performance from that processor but portability is everything, you can choose 8/16GB RAM and removable SSD with 128GB, 256GB or 512GB storage.
  • Surface Earbuds bring true wireless earbuds to Microsoft, the great bandwagon of 2019, and they look a little bit like gauge-style ear piercings, and are definitely distinctive, with some interesting tie-ins to Microsoft Office apps. The shipping holiday season for $249.
  • And Microsoft’s ergonomic keyboard is back, plus new Bluetooth keyboards, a Bluetooth mouse, and more.
But really, the big eye-catcher is the new dual-screen devices, Surface Neo and Surface Duo. These are still more than a year away, but Microsoft is betting on them in a big way, with form-factors that defy conventional names.
  • Surface Neo is a dual-screen device with two 9-inch screens, that combine into a 13-inch area, using Windows 10X: Windows 10 designed for dual-screens, for both Microsoft devices and other manufacturers - expect similar from ASUS, Dell, HP and Lenovo. 
  • The screens have a 360-degree hinge, with friction allowing you to bend the device into whatever posture suits you, from portrait to landscape, while a foldable keyboard keeps things productive. The two screens can display one desktop, and therefore movie or presentation, or split into two functions. 
  • It’s a trick PC, there’s room for a Surface Pen, and it folds down into a tablet-sized form. 
  • No price yet, availability in “holiday 2020”, meaning more than a year away.
  • It looks great in this configuration switch, it really does:

  • The Surface Duo is the little brother, with two 5.6-inch screens that unfold to an 8.3-inch area. 
  • But it runs Android! It can make calls, it has a camera, it fits in your pocket, and Microsoft and Android, together at last, again.
  • Microsoft worked on this with Google, and while the form is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Fold, this isn’t a single folding screen, but two little tablet screens that work together:

  • Again no price, later availability next year, and full specs are not clear. 
  • Indications are the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and runs on Android 9 Pie now.
  • But by 2020 those will be yesterday’s hardware and two-year-old software, so… I’d expect better by the time this thing does come out.
  • But it’s a big deal because Microsoft and Android collaborating really could mean big things.
Duelling thoughts on the dual-screens:
  • Two separate devices, one bigger one for Windows productivity things, one smaller one for on the go, makes some sense in a vacuum, but practically I can’t see people owning both.
  • Windows apps vs Android apps isn’t really the fight, either. 
  • Everything we do is in the cloud now, so it’s more about the right form factor for you, where you see yourself using either device.
  • Oh, and we did first hear about this in June, but the rumours were a little vague, thinking this was all one unicorn device, not two separate options.
A device, not a phone: 
  • Microsoft really doesn’t want you to call the Surface Duo a phone, per WIRED:
  • No matter what you do, do not call the new Surface phone a phone. You can call it a Surface, a mobile product, a dual-screen device, a new kind of 2-in-1, a pathway to the all-important cloud. But Panos Panay, Microsoft’s chief product officer, doesn’t want you to call it a phone.
  • I get it. Calling it a phone is a tiny bit limiting and Microsoft doesn’t want to be seen as bringing out a phone to fight with the likes of Apple/Samsung/Huawei/etc., but bringing out an entirely new Surface experience.
  • However. The ZTE Axon M and the very recent LG G8X are very similar devices, that were phones and are phones. (Podcast host Adam Doud ran a nice ‘in defence of’ for the Axon M, by the way.)
  • Remember, LG announced its dual-screen G8X just a few weeks ago! It’s almost the same thing! 
  • But LG wasn’t talking this up as the future of productivity, just a useful addition to the main body of its existing, normal phone.
Can Microsoft transcend the phone?
  • Microsoft is aiming much higher. It made these two dual-screen devices a showpiece at a major launch. 
  • Heavyweight efforts are being into a device that Microsoft hopes will exist in a different category.
  • I don’t really think it can, without an unbelievably good software experience, with the hardware to back it up.
  • Otherwise, it’ll just be a Surface Duo, running Android, that most people will call the new Microsoft phone that will probably retail for more than an iPhone.
  • The other problem is that by the time the Surface Duo emerges, the likes of Samsung and its Galaxy Fold will be up to the Galaxy Fold 2.
  • In theory, that will be once the various production issues are ironed out, and it has an even further refined software experience as well, and perhaps is a touch cheaper.
  • And the rest of the foldable brigade is coming: Motorola has something, we’re waiting for the Huawei Mate X to be released, Xiaomi has demoed a device, Google is experimenting… it’s just we’re in about 1993 for foldable, right now.

Google pixel 4 Launch event Live Blog

You probably think you know everything there is to know about Google’s new phones, and we wouldn’t blame you for it.

But Google seems pretty confident it still has a few aces hidden up its sleeve. Whether that means just some new feature or a brand new device that nobody scooped so farUltraaaaa? we’ll find out today, starting at 11AM. Here’s what you need to know.

Google Pixel launch: When to tune in Unlike Google I/O, Google’s fall hardware event takes place in New York, meaning that it’s a bit earlier than usual.

Here’s when to tune in for the live stream and live blog,  on October  15, New Delhi: 8:30PM.

OnePlus 7T Launch Event Live Blog

 Image: OnePlus

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau posted the early look at the phone over on the OnePlus forum, and it looks pretty much as the leaks have promised, with a new circular rear camera module that features a triple-camera system. It also gives a good look at the new blue color gradient, which Lau describes as a “smooth matte surface with a brilliant metallic radiance.”

A separate leak from Twitter user Ishan Agarwal reports the exact specs for those three cameras: a 16MP 17mm ultra-wide-angle camera with a 117-degree field of vision; a 48MP 26mm wide-angle lens at f/1.6; and a 12MP 51mm telephoto lens at f/2.2 with 2x optical zoom. That’s in addition to the rumored Snapdragon 855+ processor and 90Hz display that OnePlus is expected to feature on the 7T.

Lau’s post doesn’t show off the front of the device, so we don’t have confirmation yet if there’s still some kind of notch or if OnePlus is offering a pop-up camera similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro to cut down on bezels. Presumably, we’ll find out more on September 26th, assuming Lau doesn’t post any more reveals in the coming days.