Google’s next smartphones, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, are here and the leaks have been accurate. We knew almost everything about the products showed off today at its Made by Google hardware event in New York City, but they’ve now been firmly announced.
The company announced five products: The Pixel 4, Nest Mini, Nest Wifi, Pixelbook Go, and Pixel Buds 2. We even saw updates about Google Stadia, that the game-streaming service will officially launch on November 19.
The Pixel 4 saw a lot of attention, with Google showing off its camera prowess with updates to Night Sight, so that you can now capture the stars, and improved Super Res Zoom that allows you snap faraway objects in strong detail. That’s paired with the extra telephoto lens for additional versatility. Outside of the camera, the phone has a Personal Safety app that can automatically detect when you’re in a car crash and will alert emergency services, and there’s also a new built-in Recorder app that can transcribe your interviews in real-time.
The highlight, though, is Google Assistant. The second-gen Google Assistant has a new look and it’s much faster and responsive than ever before. Topping it all off are gestures you can make over the phone to control certain functions thanks to the radar Soli technology built-in, and super-fast Face Unlock. Check out our Pixel 4 hands-on review for more.
If you want to learn more about the rest of Google’s new toys, check out our roundup or read our hands-on reviews of the Nest Mini, the Pixelbook Go, and the Pixel Buds 2. Sadly, there was no Pixel Watch or a Pixel 4 XL 5G, but Google did announce a variety of sustainability news, which is nice. The Nest Mini’s exterior, for example, is made of 100% recycled plastic.