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Google will introduce the Pixel 7 smartphones, the first smartwatch on October 6

On October 6, Google will announce the new Pixel 7 smartphones with a second-generation chip, as well as the Pixel Watch.

Dubbed “Made by Google,” the hardware launch event will showcase the new devices, as the company showed at its I/O developer conference earlier this year.

“It’s all coming together. Join us live at MadeByGoogle on October 6. Sign up for updates and add to your calendar,” Google said in a tweet.

Google has confirmed that the Pixel 7 series will run on a second-generation “Tensor G2” chip.

The Tensor chip was created in collaboration with Samsung and improves on Exynos-like processors thanks to Google’s machine learning capabilities.

According to 9to5Google, the updated magazine page for the Pixel 7 now references a “Google Tensor G2” chip.

The Tensor G2 chip is also likely to arrive in next year’s Pixel 7a as well as Google’s foldable device.

The Tensor G2 will enable the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro to “bring even more useful, personalized features to photos, videos, security and speech recognition.”

The Pixel Watch comes with a circular domed design and has a “tactile” crown and side button.

The watch is made from recycled stainless steel and will run Wear OS 3, which offers a “revamped user interface” with better navigation and smart notifications.

“They have customizable bands that are easy to attach. With this watch, you get the new Wear OS by Google experience and Fitbit’s top health and fitness tools right on your wrist,” the company says.

Google bought Fitbit for $2.1 billion. The Fitbit integration will go beyond customizing watch faces and will be “pervaded” by the Pixel Watch experience.

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