Google has never been one to play the guessing game when it comes to their new devices. They’ve always been pretty upfront about what they’re working on, and they’ve never been afraid to show us the designs early. They themselves showcased the upcoming Pixel 8, months before the official launch, and now have uploaded a teaser, showcasing the Pixel Watch 2 alongside Pixel 8 and 8 Pro.
While the design might not surprise anyone as it’s already been seen before, Google’s focus has never been solely on creating the sleekest-looking phone. Instead, they prioritize their strengths, which lie in their software.
For both, the Watch 2 and the Pixel 8 series, nothing was revealed regarding the internals or software in this teaser. It simply showcased the phone’s design, alongside new colors – Pink on the 8, and Porcelain on the 8 Pro.
The Pixel 8 seems a tad-bit smaller than its predecessor, and rumors point to the fact that it indeed will be 6.17″, instead of the regular 6.3″ on the Pixel 7 and 6.4″ on the Pixel 6. Google, over the past few years has been intentionally toning down the size of the base Pixel, probably targeting the compact phone category.
As for the Pixel Watch 2, it seemed quite identical to the original Pixel Watch, the difference being the Porcelain band. Google will (and has to) work on the hardware element this time around, since this is what kept pulling the Watch (1) back in terms of it’s sales and user reliability. This year will surely be interesting since Samsung Watches will finally have a worthy WearOS competitor for the first time in ages.
Google’s hardware event, where both the devices are scheduled to launch, will be held on October 4th in NYC, so stay tuned for updates on that. We’ll make sure to keep you in the loop as new information becomes available.