September 26, 2016 8:06:15 pm
Google is set to launch its Google Home and 4K Chromecast Ultra devices alongside Pixel smartphones at the October 4 event. Android Police cited sources who told the site that Google Home and 4K Chromecast Ultra will be priced at $129 (Rs 8,500 approx) and $69 (Rs 4,500 approx) respectively. The website confirmed that Google Home will come come with personalised base covers as well. Google Home was first announced at Google I/O 2016 in May. It didn’t divulge details of Home features of the device. As far as 4K Chromecast Ultra goes, it brings with it HDR apart from 4K. The site adds that Google’s standard full HD Chromecast will still be available, even after Ultra’s launch.
Google will launch Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones at an event in San Francisco on October 4. The search giant has launched an aggressive campaign to promote its upcoming smartphones with an emphasis on hashtag #madebyGoogle. We could expect Pixel devices to compete with high-end smartphones such as Apple iPhone 7 series and Samsung Galaxy S7 series. Google has dropped the Nexus branding for its new smartphones and is rumoured to launch them with its own logo. Rumours surrounding the Pixel smartphones have been doing rounds online for a long time now. And the latest one claims Google’s Pixel devices will come with a lower IP53 rating for water and dust resistance.
According to report, Pixel XL is flagship of the two smartphones and features a bigger display. Google has made it clear that company is working on the hardware bit, though it did not give out any hints in its official teaser video on YouTube. However, we’ll have to wait and watch if these rumours are true. While it is almost certain Google Home and 4K Chromecast Ultra will be launched on October 4, we’ll have to wait for an official word on that as well.
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