Google's 2019 Hardware Includes a New Home, Watch, Security Camera

Yolanda Curtis
February 14, 2019

The new Google phone is said to be priced lower than the iPhone XR that starts at $749 (Rs. 76,900 in India), which will make its price lower than that of the Pixel 3 that starts at $799 (Rs. 71,000 in India).

After relying on a premium lineup of smartphones until now, today's new corroborates previous rumors of a cheaper Google Pixel that will target price-sensitive customers.

The report also notes that Google plans to launch a new Nest-branded security camera this year, as well as an updated version of the Google Home smart speaker.

Pixel 3 Lite purportedly has the same 5.5-inch screen size as the Pixel 3, but will carry a lower resolution 2,220 x 1,080 IPS panel compared to the FHD+ OLED on the latter.

In terms of design, the Google Pixel 3 Lite looks to be much closer to the Pixel 3 than the Pixel 3 XL.

While product names haven't been mentioned for these devices, we can easily speculate that the next premium phones from Google will be called Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.

Google Pixel 3 was announced back in October and presented Android fans with a number of notable improvements from its predecessor. While we've figured Google had some first-party smartwatch in the works since a job listing went up last week, Nikkei's report seems to indicate there's more than one on the way, or at least being worked on. The original Google Home has been crying out for an upgrade for quite some time, while an annual smartphone refresh is par for the course.

Finally, Google plans to unveil an updated Nest Cam lineup. The report mentions statistics from the IDS that show Google sold some 3.45 million Pixel units in 2017 and 4.68 million Pixel units a year ago.

According to Nikkei: "One person with direct knowledge of the matter told Nikkei that Google plans to release a new security camera later this year after it integrated the team from Nest Labs, the tech startup it acquired in 2014".

Over the past two years, Google has launched a new line of hardware in October with the Pixels, Pixelbooks, Slates and Home devices headlining the show.

As always, it's worth taking the above rumours with a healthy pinch of salt.

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