Report reveals more details about Google’s products for 2019

Enrique, 13 February 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.

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.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 18 Feb 2019
  • Y7u

One thing's for sure it won't cost a buck fifty lol and $500-$650 is too damn high for a phone with a mid-range SoC.

I just got the news that these so called Pixel 3 Lite (the name will probably change) will have Android 10, so the device may not be out in the first half of 2019. If Google is pushing a device, and you only use some budget phones for comparison, i...

  • Marko
  • 15 Feb 2019
  • TnC

500$ ?? that's ridiculous...

Popular articles


Popular devices

Electric Vehicles