Google Pixel Watch And New Pixel 6a/7 – Everything We Know

That’s right, Pixel fans, the long-awaited Google Pixel Watch, alongside a bag full of surprises, was announced at the Google I/O developer conference on Wednesday, 11th May, including the long-rumoured Google Pixel Watch.

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Here are all the details you’ll need, including preorder and on-sale information as we get it:


Google Pixel Watch

Google Pixel Watch
Credit: Google

For those familiar with Google’s Wear OS, Google Pixel Watch will be a dream come true for solid Android integration from the company that makes the OS. In a solid and bold move to rival Apple, Google bought Fitbit a while back, allowing users to carry over the fitness data they’ve built up.

Not much else is known about the smartwatch yet, well, officially anyway. We know that it will have the fully functional Google Assistant ready for those who want to control their smart home and more with voice activation.

There’s no price or solid release date set in stone yet other than it is a “premium product” and will release at the back end of 2022. Up to now, Wear OS has been a third-party smartwatch OS of choice for companies such as Huawei, Fossil and Samsung.


Here are some rumoured specifications, which are more than likely the real deal at this point:

OSWear OS 3
Display 1.5 Inch 451 x 450 pixel Super AMOLED 451 x 450
MaterialsCorning Gorilla Glass DX, 316L stainless steel/titanium bezel
ChipsetGoogle Tensor
Storage16GB/32GB eMMC
Battery361 mAh, Li-ion, non-removable with Qi wireless charging
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, NFC
SensorsAcceleration, Spin, Heart Rate, Barometer

Google Pixel 6a

Google Pixel Watch
Credit: Google

For those looking for a mid-generation refresh instead of holding out for Google Pixel 7, Google Pixel 6a would be a smart choice. Going for the core budget market once again, Google Pixel 6a features a slightly smaller profile, slimmer camera bezel and a 72-hour all-day battery.

Here are the full specs:

OSAndroid 12
Display6.1-inch OLED
Refresh Rate60Hz
CPUGoogle Tensor
Storage128GB / No Expandable Storage
Rear Cameras12.2MP main, 12MP ultrawide
Front Camera8MP 
Battery 4,410mAh
Charging18W wired
Size6.0 x 2.8 x 0.35 depth inches/152.2  x 71.8 x 8.9 mm
Weight6.3 oz/178 g
Colours Sage, Chalk, Charcoal
Price$449, £399, 430€

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Pixel 7

New Google handset
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Google Pixel 7 is already on its way despite Google Pixel 6 yet to reach a year on the market, which also means Google is out to corner the Android market and rival Apple.

It seems that Google is trying to corner the affordable and sub $1000/£1000/1000€ market and leave the mobile arms race to Apple and Samsung. It’s quite a shrewd move by the tech giant and a clever one, given that Google Tensor chipsets are based on machine learning and not raw power.


This and Google now manufacture their chipsets, keeping costs to a minimum and offering extended support periods of up to five years for current and future handsets and other applicable devices.

Again, we’re probably looking at a fall release date to coincide with the Google Pixel Watch. Here are some rumoured specifications to drool over in the meantime:

OSAndroid 13
Display6.4-Inch OLED 1080 x 2520 pixels. Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
Refresh Rate120HZ, HDR, 1 Billion colours
CPUGoogle Tensor 2
Storage128GB/256GB w/ Micro SDXC slot (Shared with SIM slot)
Rear CameraTriple Camera:
– 12 Mega Pixel, 24mm, (Wide), Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, f/1.7
– 12 Mega Pixels, 70mm (telephoto), f/2.8, 105mm, (telephoto), Dual Pixel PDAF, 3x/4.4x optical zoom, OIS, f / 2.3 aperture
– 12 Mega Pixel, 16mm, (Ultra Wide), Dual Pixel PDAF, f/2.2
Front Camera8 Megapixel, 24mm (wide), f/2.0 aperture
Battery 4500 MAh, Lithium Polymer, Non-removable
ChargingFast Charging, Qi Wireless Charging
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, GPS, NFC, USB-C
SensorsFingerprint, Acceleration, Gyro, Proximity, Barometer, Compass, Color Spectrum
Size157 x 68 x 8.3 mm
ColoursBlack, Lemon, White

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Pixel Buds Pro

Buds Pro
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Straight out of nowhere, Google Pixel buds Pro were also revealed for a $199 price point and will include active noise cancellation. There’s plenty of familiar and existing tech under the hood here with some highlights, including:

  • Custom audio six-core processor
  • Active Noise Cancellation
  • Full touch controls
  • Active pressure relief
  • Moldable Eartips
  • Spatial Audio (after launch)
  • Full Google Assistant support

Here are the specifications and other details we can expect from Google Pixel Buds Pro:

Audio Driver11mm w/ active pressure relief
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0 with multipoint support
ChipCustom six-core audio processor
Earbud Battery Life11 hours without ANC / Seven hours with
Earbud and Case Battery Life31 hours without ANC / 20 hours with
Spatial AudioYes (After Launch)
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)Yes
Water ResistanceIPX4 earbuds, IPX2 case
ChargingQI Wireless or USB-C
ColoursCharcoal, Fog, Lemongrass, Coral
Price$199 / £179.99 / 190.79€ (Current exchange rates)

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A Tablet Too?

That’s right. Designed as a companion device to Google Pixel phones for various hands-off functions, Google is prepping a return to the Android tablet market in 2023. The below Twitter post shows off some renders of what we can expect.

We have absolutely no details about it, except it will be a premium offering and likely rocks a high price tag.

We’ll keep this article updated as we get official information.

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