Google has started sending out invites for its fall hardware event, which will take place on Thursday, October 6th at 10AM ET. The event will launch the upcoming Pixel 7 phones as well as the Pixel Watch — both devices the company showed off at its I/O event earlier this year, announcing they’re coming in the fall.
Google’s announcement comes just a day before Apple’s Far Out event, where it will reveal the iPhone 14 — you can follow all the news about those announcements here. Since Google’s last event, purported leaks have revealed more and more about the devices, as both the watch and phones got into people’s hands.
The leaks don’t reveal much about the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro that we don’t already know, such as having an aluminum camera bar with two cutouts on the back for the Pro model. Someone managed to unbox the phone and boot it up, but Android 13 has already started rolling out to other devices, so it’s not really new. Earlier this year, however, a Redditor got hold of a prototype Pixel Watch (allegedly, it was left behind at a restaurant). Although it’s not the boot, their images give us a better idea of the size of the watch, as well as how it looks on the wrist.
The Pixel 7 looks like a fairly straightforward continuation of the previous generation of phones, but there’s some pressure with the watch being “the first smartwatch built by Google,” according to its product page on Google Online. Store said. Google’s competitors (namely Samsung and Apple) have been making wearables for years, so the company’s entry should be competent and somewhat competitive right out of the gate. So far, details about it are scarce — we don’t even know what chip it uses — but we should get a clearer picture on October 6th.