Report reveals more details about Google’s products for 2019

Google’s mid-range Pixel is perhaps the company’s 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. A new report from Taipei’s Nikkei reveals new details about Google’s product roadmap for this year.

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Google will launch its first non-premium smartphone model with a more budget-friendly price point to appeal to more customers in emerging markets. The base Pixel 3 model had an MSRP of $799 and this cheaper model (dubbed Pixel 3 Lite)is expected to retail below the $749 MSRP of the iPhone XR. The report is very vague about the price point citing anywhere between $150 and $700. We speculate something between $500 and $650

Aside from a cheaper Pixel, Google plans to release new smart speaker products, likely a successor to the original Google Home and a next-generation Google Home Mini is due. Wearables are also mentioned, so perhaps this is the year we’ll see something along the lines of a “Pixel Watch”.

There’s also a “web camera” category mentioned. According to “one person with direct knowledge of the matter”, Google will launch a new Nest home security camera. Finally, Google will be announcing premium Pixel phones toward the end of the year as expected.


Google Pixel 3 (2018)

The report doesn’t give any specific details about the timing of these products, but we should have a better idea as we get closer to Google’s annual I/O developer conference where the company talks about the future of Android and Google services. The presentations might offer hints about future hardware from Google.

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