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Google Pixel Watch 2 to launch this year alongside the Pixel 8 series: report


The Google Pixel Watch was launched in October last year during the “Made By Google” event as the company’s first smart watch. Now, the tech giant is said to be preparing to unveil a successor to the wearable device later this year along with the launch of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. The alleged Pixel Watch 2 may be powered by the Samsung Exynos 9110 SoC. The Pixel Watch was initially teased at I/O last year. Since Google I/O 2023 is set to start next week, we may see a preview of the Pixel 8 and Pixel Watch 2 series.

A report by 9to5google, citing sources, claims that the Google Pixel Watch 2 is set to launch later this year alongside the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro. Samsung’s Exynos 9110 SoC, which debuted in 2018 with the Galaxy Watch, is expected to power the upcoming wearable. This chip can increase the battery life of the device. It is said to come with Google’s new Material Design language as well.

Google teased the Pixel Watch in May last year at its I/O 2022 event. The company later launched it in October during its “Made By Google” event alongside the Google Pixel 7 series. With Google I/O 2023 set to start on May 10, There is a possibility that the company will offer an early preview of the upcoming Pixel Watch 2 and Pixel 8 phones.

Google Pixel Watch has been priced at $349.99 (roughly Rs. 28,700) for the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi only model. The LTE model with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi costs $399.99 (roughly Rs. 32,800).

The Google Pixel Watch runs on WearOS 3.5 and features a 1.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with support for always-on mode and up to 1,000 nits of brightness. It runs on Exynos 9110 SoC, paired with Cortex M33 processor and 2GB of RAM. It includes a heart rate sensor and an ECG tracker.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.