Google to launch Pixel Watch, new smartphones, and extra speakers in 2019


Google is reportedly planning to expand its Made by Google line of products with a couple of new devices later this year. The Mountain View-based company is building a new version of its popular Google Home smart speaker, a first-party Pixel smartwatch, and a new Nest security camera. Where Google's Nexus phones offered cheaper price points and endless customization, the iPhone was expensive and locked down.

Moreover, it was noted such growth took place while the smartphone market as a whole decreased by 23 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Nikkei Asian Review, which was been accurate with some Google-related rumours and reports in the past, is today reporting that not only will Google be releasing the new budget Pixel 3 Lite phones but also some other interesting hardware. That seems to suggest that previously rumored 'Pixel Lite' handset is coming but shouldn't be expected to arrive until Google's annual hardware event much later in the year.

Googles mid-range Pixel is perhaps the companys worst kept secret when a prototype got into the hands of a Russian YouTuber – the same one who posted a full hands-on of the Pixel 3 XL weeks before it was announced in October.

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.

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That strategy changed with the arrival of the first Google Pixel in 2016.

The company is also expected to launch the new Pixel 4 line later this year. According to an IDC report, Google shipped 4.68 million units of Pixel smartphones. It will be the company's first wearable device which has already been delayed due to some reasons previous year. Google doesn't want to wait for more time to launch its wearable device in the market.

The iPhone XR starts at $749, while the current entry-level Pixel 3 starts at $799, only fifty dollars more. It's unclear if the publication means an update to one of Google's existing smart home speakers or an entirely new device.

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