Search giant Google is reported to be working on a new smartwatch – the Pixel Watch, which is expected to launch alongside the Pixel 4 event on October 15. While the Pixel Watch is likely to run on Google’s Wear OS operating system, however, according to a few media reports the device could be a hybrid watch.
Google recently acquired a new hybrid watch technology and nearly 20 engineers from Fossil for $40 million, thus its high possibility that the Pixel Watch would be a hybrid watch.
‘IP purchased by Google is based on something out of their technology and that it's new to the market technology and we think it's a product that has features and benefits that aren't in the category today,’ an executive from Fossil commented earlier.
According to the Nikkei Asian Review, Google will also launch a 5G variant of the Pixel 4, along with a new notebook. The Pixel 4 series of smartphones are expected to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset paired up with 6GB of RAM. There will be a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 12MP main sensor and a 16MP telephoto lens. The smaller Pixel 4 is likely to get a 5.7-inch 90Hz 1080p+ OLED display and a 2,800 mAh battery, while the XL may ship with a 6.3-inch 90Hz 1440p+ OLED panel and 3,700 mAh cell.
The Pixel 4 is expected to come in three colours – black, white and coral which looks like a shade of orange. Google has also confirmed the coral colour option via an advertisement on a digital billboard in New York’s famous Times Square.