KUALA LUMPUR, Might 12 — Topping off the collection of Pixel units introduced at Google I/O is the Pixel Pill, first teased last year. That is Mountain View’s first pill because the disastrous ChromeOS-powered Pixel Slate was discontinued in 2021, and as ever, it has the iPad proper in its sights.
The 11-inch pill is across the similar dimension as an iPad Air or a tenth-generation iPad, though it’s a bit thicker (at 8.1mm) and seems to have barely bigger bezels. It is narrower (or shorter, relying on the way you maintain it), nonetheless, thanks the ten.95-inch show having a 16:10 side ratio; it’s an LCD panel with a 2,560×1,600 pixel (276 PPI) decision and as much as 500 nits of brightness. It additionally helps Common Stylus Initiative (USI) 2.0 styluses out of the field.
The 11-inch pill is across the similar dimension as an iPad Air. — SoyaCincau pic
Like the entire newest Pixel fashions, the Pixel Pill makes use of the Tensor G2 chip paired with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and both 128 or 256GB of storage. This powers a set of Pixel-exclusive options like Magic Eraser, Photograph Unblur and Google Assistant voice typing. The machine additionally shares the Pixel Fold’s split-screen multitasking with as much as two apps side-by-side, replete with a useful drag-and-drop operate.
The Pixel Pill will profit from Google’s drive (haha geddit?) to deliver tablet-sized apps to Android, serving to it shut the hole to iPadOS. There are over 50 optimised Google apps comparable to YouTube, Google TV and Google Meet, and the corporate has additionally labored with builders on third-party apps like Spotify and Disney+.
There are over 50 optimised Google apps comparable to YouTube, Google TV and Google Meet. — SoyaCincau pic
Across the again, you’ll discover an 8MP digicam with a 1/4-inch sensor and an f/2.0 aperture. The identical digicam is fitted to the entrance of the machine, and identical to the tenth-gen iPad, it’s mounted to the lengthy aspect, making it preferrred for video calls in panorama. All that is powered by a 27Wh battery that gives as much as 12 hours of video playback. Notably, the magnetic charging dock, which makes use of pogo pins to ship as much as 15W of energy and comes with its personal audio system, is included with each buy.
Different options embody WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, quad audio system and an influence button fingerprint sensor. Google has promised 5 years of safety patches for the Pixel Pill, which also needs to include three years of main Android updates like its different siblings. The machine is on the market in both Porcelain or Rose aluminium finishes with white bezels or Charcoal with black bezels. Priced at USD 499 (round RM2,227), it’s obtainable to pre-order now and can go on sale (not in Malaysia, sadly) on June 20. — SoyaCincau