The Pixel 5, the Pixel 4a 5G and the new Chromecast with Google TV will be presented this Wednesday, September 30, 2020. During an online conference, Google will unveil a handful of new products. We explain to you follow the presentation live with all the writing of Phonandroid.
True to form, Google is unveiling a new generation of Pixel smartphones in the fall. This year, the presentation was set at Wednesday, September 30 at 8 p.m. French time. The live is available on the brand’s official website and on Youtube.
When and how to follow the Google conference?
- When the conference takes place Google: Wednesday September 30, 2020
- What time will the live start : at 8:00 p.m. (French time)
- How to follow the live of Google : here on the site using the YouTube video just below
- How long will the live last : more or less hour
What to expect from Google’s presentation?
Surprises are still possible, but we already know that the event will mainly focus on three products.
We have officially known for a month that the Pixel 5 is coming. A priori, Google should only decline the Pixel 5 in one XL variant with 6 ″ display. The new smartphone, whose expected selling price in France is 629 euros, skips the premium features launched in previous generations.
Exit, for example, the secure facial recognition system supported by the Soli radar system – which had some hiccups and failed to really convince users. The 6 ″ screen expected at 90 Hz has a punch but Google has chosen to remove the integrated fingerprint reader in favor of a more classic back reader. The glass back and the aluminum frame are both rreplaced by premium plastic.
Additionally, the Pixel 5 is not expected to ship the latest, most premium Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, but rather a more mid-range Snapdragon 765G SoC (albeit 5G compatible). On the photo side, we should find a double photo sensor including a 12.2 MP main module and 16 MP wide angle. At the front Google would have integrated an 8 Mp selfie sensor.
New Chromecast with Google TV
The new Chromecast with Google TV whose price is 49 dollars in USA This year is more about the Android TV box than the HDMI dongle which is simply used to cast content on television. Google TV in the name is simply the new name for Android TV. There is therefore a real interface, and – small novelty – the device comes with a remote control. This allows Chromecast users for the first time to control everything directly on their television instead of necessarily going through the smartphone or another device.
We already know pretty much everything about this device. Some Wallmart and Home Depot stores in the United States are already offering the new Chromecast even though it is not yet supposed to be on sale. In addition, we know that it will be 4K HDR compatible, that we can install applications via the Play Store, and in particular streaming services such as Prime Video, Disney + and Netflix. There will also be a games section although it is not yet known whether the device allows direct play of Stadia. We also know its precise technical sheet.
In addition, the remote control allows communication with Google Assistant to simplify navigation. The new Google Chromecast is also compatible with the standard HDMI CEC which allows him to directly control the TV subject to having a compatible device. We also know that the new device has a USB type C power port. It is not known at this stage if this port allows, as a bonus, to connect peripherals like Ethernet adapters, keyboards and mice.
New Nest Audio speaker
Four years after the launch of the first Google Home speaker, the company finally seems determined to give it a successor. The new enclosure appeared in July through American certification documents – before the object was outright confirmed by official Google visuals.
The new rectangular enclosure seems to be installed in portrait orientation. It is about 22 cm high and 14 cm wide. At this point we know a lot about this device, except that it is called Nest Audio, has touch controls, exists in gray, black and blue and that it is sold with an AC adapter (this which already seems to indicate that it is a classic and non-portable speaker).
To believe a unit bought there again well before the hour in a Walmart (decidedly …) the product would sell for $ 99.99, which is exactly the same price as the Google Home at the time of its launch.