Google launching Pixel 3 Lite, Pixel Watch and speakers in 2019

Gerald Bowen
February 14, 2019

The report adds that Google will be releasing "a new premium phone in its Pixel range, as usual". In addition to the already known, upcoming, cheaper Pixel "Lite," Nikkei is reporting that Google plans to release its own wearables (plural), a Google Home refresh, and security cameras this year. After playing with the premium smartphones for several years, now the Search giant is making a move with newer products in the market.

The company plans to unveil a number of upgrades to its most popular hardware, according to a report from Nikkei Asian Review citing "industry sources."Credit: Tom's GuidePer Nikkei, we can expect a cheaper version of the Pixel 3 later this year, to compete with Apple's $749 iPhone XR".

In writing about a budget Pixel smartphone, it's likely Nikkei is referring to the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite smartphones we've seen leak multiple times over the last couple of months.

Pixel 3 comes in two models; the standard Pixel 3 that has a 5.5-inch P-OLED display and the larger Pixel 3 XL that has a 6.3-inch P-OLED panel. The list includes Google Pixel watch at the top spot. Based on the details, we might see new product lines as well as refreshes of existing ones. Apart from the new smartphone, Google is also reported to expand its hardware lineup by introducing a smartwatch to take on the likes of Apple Watch.

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New smart speakers and security cameras aren't especially surprising. Moreover, it's unconfirmed whether it will come with a wholly new smart speaker or will be an updated version of the old Home products.

The report doesnt give any specific details about the timing of these products, but we should have a better idea as we get closer to Googles annual I/O developer conference where the company talks about the future of Android and Google services. It will be the company's first wearable device which has already been delayed due to some reasons past year.

The new web camera from Google will occur with a rebranding of Nest after it has been integrated into the Google hardware team.

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