Just before iPhone 14 launch, Google looks to steal limelight with Pixel 7 launch announcement

Just a few hours before the launch of the iPhone 14 series at the Far Out event, Google has announced the launch date of Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch. Check details here.

| Updated on: Sep 07 2022, 15:34 IST
What to expect from iPhone 14 Plus/Max after Apple killed off iPhone 14 mini
iPhone 14 Plus
1/6 Leave alone the iPhone mini, the new iPhone 14 Plus/Max is expected to have a larger display than even the standard iPhone 14. It is rumoured to have the same 6.7-inch screen size as the iPhone 14 Pro Max, albeit without the features that make it “Pro”. Apple is restarting the trend of assigning “Plus” tag with its larger devices, last seen in the iPhone 8 Plus. (Representational image) (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)
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2/6 According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will be powered by Apple’s A15 Bionic processor. Only the Pro models will receive the new A16 Bionic chipset. Although, the A15 chip in the iPhone 14 is expected to be an improved version of the A15 Bionic currently powering the iPhone 13 series. (Representational image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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3/6 ShrimpApplePro has revealed in a recent tweet that the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will have 6GB of RAM. In fact, all the variants of the iPhone 14 series are expected to have the same amount of RAM, unlike last year where the standard iPhone 13 models had 4GB of RAM and the iPhone 13 Pro variants had 6GB of RAM. (Representational image) (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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4/6 Apple expert and top analyst Jeff Pu has revealed that the iPhone 14 Plus/Max as well as the other 3 models will feature Apple’s ProMotion displays with a high refresh rate of 120Hz. At this moment, only the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max offer the ProMotion displays. (Representational image) (HT Tech)
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5/6 According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 14 Plus/Max will be priced at $899, a $100 price increase from the standard iPhone 14. The standard iPhone 14 models are not expected to receive the $100 price hike, as reported by various reports. Only the Pro variants will be priced $100 higher than their iPhone 13 Pro counterparts. (Representational image) (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)
Apple Event
6/6 iPhone 14 Plus/Max along with all the other iPhones and the Apple Watch 8, is expected to be launched at Apple’s “Far Out” event scheduled for September 7 at the Steve Jobs Theater. However, all the information released by leaks and rumours should be taken with a pinch of salt as these are still unconfirmed reports. So, we can only wait until Apple officially confirms the details, which could be at launch of the iPhone 14 series itself. (REUTERS)
Google to launch Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch on October 6.
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Google to launch Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch on October 6. (Google)

Apple is all set to surprise its users and fans with the launch of several products today at the Far Out event. The products that are expected to launch at the event include iPhone 14 Series, Apple Watch Series 8, AirPods Pro 2, among others. However, it seems Google is not happy seeing all the attention going to Apple! Hence, it has come up with an exciting Pixel 7 move to shade Apple just a few hours before the launch event. Google has announced the launch of Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Watch October 6, 2022.

Google has passed on this information over its Twitter handle saying, "It's all coming together. Join us live for #MadeByGoogle on October 6th at 10am ET. Sign up for updates and add to your calendar: http://goo.gle/events." It can be known that the lineup will include the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and the Google Pixel Watch. Google will also announce additions to the Nest smart home portfolio. All of the devices will be shoppable the same day at GoogleStore.com or if you are in the New York City area, you can visit the company's physical Google Stores to check them out in person, it informed in a statement.

The Made by Google launch event will take place in the Williamsburg neighborhood of NYC. While the in-person event is limited to invited members of the press. The event can be watched live at GoogleStore.com/events, however, it will be available to users in the U.S., Great Britain, and Australia. If you are looking to watch the event outside of one of those countries, you can check out the livestream on Made by Google's YouTube channel- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NGjNQVbydc. You can also follow @madebygoogle for real-time updates across social media during and after the event.

Also Read: Apple September 2022 Event Livestream: iPhone 14 launch today!

It can be known that Google gave a sneak peek of the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and the Google Pixel Watch during the keynote at Google I/O in May 2022. The Pixel 7 phones will run on Android 13 and feature the next generation of Tensor, Google's custom mobile chip, which brings even more helpful, personalized features for photos, videos, security, and speech recognition, according to the information provided by the company.

Also, Google Pixel 6 Pro 128 GB has got a massive discount of 56 percent on Best Buy bringing its price down to just $399. This means buyers will get a discount of $500 as the original retail price of the handset is $899. For the Pixel 6 Pro, this is one of the cheapest prices ever that the phone is selling for in the US.

All you have to do is choose an eligible T-Mobile carrier plan along with the handset and get a $250 Best Buy instant discount and $10.42/ month bill credits over the course of 24 months. Do note that, you can't opt out from T Mobile service before 24 months.

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First Published Date: 07 Sep, 15:34 IST