23 September 2022
At Google I/O 2022, Google decided to tease some of the upcoming hardware products. It shared a preview of the Pixel 7 series, Pixel Watch, and a new Android tablet that will be released in the future. The first two products will arrive together later this year and the last one will get official sometime next year.
Starting with the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, Google offered an early glimpse of what their back panel would look like. The vanilla model features a dual rear camera setup and the Pro model seems to be having three cameras. The rear camera module visor is still here but the overall appearance has been changed. This is significantly different from what we saw in previous leaks.
The visor is made up of polished aluminum and it now merges with the side frame. There is a big "G" logo in the center of the back that signifies it is a Google product. The Pixel 7 is set to arrive in Snow, Obsidian, and Lemongrass color options. As for the Pro model, the users will get to choose from Snow, Obsidian, and Hazel.
Google further gave a good early look at the Pixel Watch, its first-ever smartwatch product. Its overall appearance is in line with the leaks and renders that we have seen so far. The smartwatch has a circular dial that appears to be bezel-less on first impressions. There is a physical rotating crown on the right side. There will be customizable bands claimed to be easy to attach.
The Pixel Watch will boot Wear OS by Google and will also have Fitbit integration. Some of the teased health features include fitness tracking with Active Zone Minutes, sleep tracking, continuous heart rate tracking, personal fitness goals, stats, and your progress towards those goals.
Lastly, Google revealed that is making a return to the Android tablet space with a Pixel tablet. It did not offer many details except for touting it to be "designed to complement your Pixel phone". The tablet is confirmed to be powered by the Tensor chipset. The early look of the tablet shows a front camera and a rear camera. It will likely boot Android 12L, a tweaked Android version meant for large-screen devices. It will get official in 2023 and that's when Google will share more details.