Google Pixel 9 Unveiling in August: A Game-Changer Before iPhone 16 Launch

Google Pixel 9 Unveiling in August: A Game-Changer Before iPhone 16 Launch

Google is preparing for its annual competition with Apple's flagship smartphones by launching the Pixel 9 series next month. Reports suggest the new Pixel phones will come with significant upgrades in camera technology, design, and AI capabilities. Meanwhile, Apple is gearing up for its own launch, focusing on mobile AI advancements.

Made By Google Event

Google's highly anticipated "Made By Google" event is scheduled for August 13, when the company will unveil the Pixel 9 series. Alongside the new phones, Google is also expected to introduce a foldable tablet, a new smartwatch, and updated earbuds.

Traditionally, Google has launched its Pixel phones in October. This year, however, the Pixel 9 will debut in August, preceding Apple's expected September launch of the iPhone 16.

What's New with the Pixel 9 Series?

The Pixel 9 lineup is anticipated to include at least two models – the Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro. Rumors also suggest the possibility of a Pixel 9 Pro XL. Leaked renders indicate that the Pro variant may feature flat edges and a redesigned rear camera housing, possibly including a variable aperture lens.

One standout feature could be the "adaptive touch" function, which adjusts touchscreen sensitivity for better usability in various conditions, such as wet hands or screen protectors.

Pixel Fold 2: Another Highlight

In addition to the Pixel 9 series, the Pixel Fold 2 is rumored to be part of next month's event. The new foldable device may feature a 7.9-inch inner screen and a 6.4-inch outer screen, expanding to 6.1 inches x 5.9 inches x 0.2 inches when unfolded. Leaked images suggest a significant redesign for the rear camera. Both the Fold 2 and Pixel 9 series are expected to run on the Tensor G4 processor, based on Samsung's Exynos design.

Apple's iPhone 16: What to Expect

Meanwhile, Apple's iPhone 16 is not expected to see drastic design changes. Some models might be larger, offering more screen space and a more accessible battery case. The iPhone 16 could also feature the first increase in NPU core count in four years, boosting Apple's generative AI capabilities.

The competition between Google and Apple is heating up in the realm of AI, with both companies enhancing their smartphones with advanced AI features. The upcoming Android 15 OS will further develop Google's Gemini AI, introduced with the Pixel 8 Pro, while Apple's iOS 18 will bring similar enhancements to the iPhone 15 Pro and at least one variant of the iPhone 16.

With the early launch of the Pixel 9 series, Google aims to gain an edge over Apple's iPhone 16. Both tech giants are pushing the boundaries of AI and smartphone technology, promising exciting advancements for users.

News Source: TechSpot

Maryam Pervez

Written by Maryam Pervez

Maryam is the Managing Editor at HiDubai, bringing 8+ years of expertise in marketing, social media, and content development. She holds a Master's degree in Marketing Comms from Middlesex University.
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