Google's 2019 Hardware Includes a New Home, Watch, Security Camera

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Google hasn't able to make a big impact in the global smartphone market despite its premium Pixel phones receiving mostly positive reviews. In addition to the already known, upcoming, cheaper Pixel "Lite," Nikkei is reporting that Google plans to release its own wearables (plural), a Google Home refresh, and security cameras this year. As we know, Apple's high-priced iPhone sales are disappointing as consumers turn to lower-priced models. After playing with the premium smartphones for several years, now the Search giant is making a move with newer products in the market.

Google plans to release its first lower-priced smartphone this year. The source also confirmed the existence of the Pixel 3 Lite - a cheaper variant of Google's current Pixel range that we've talked about before.

Googles mid-range Pixel is perhaps the companys 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.

It's been a while since we've had any product leaks from Google. Apart from the new smartphone, Google is also reported to expand its hardware lineup by introducing a smartwatch to take on the likes of Apple Watch.

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In terms of design, the Google Pixel 3 Lite looks to be much closer to the Pixel 3 than the Pixel 3 XL.

Finally, Strategy Analytics declared the Pixel 3 in particular is "starting to resonate" with United States customers that are "searching for something new, such as eSIM connectivity or AI". It's not clear what's expected to change on the new Home speaker, however.

Citing "industry sources", Nikkei reports Google will price the budget Pixel under the iPhone XR. It's unclear if the publication means an update to one of Google's existing smart home speakers or an entirely new device.

And lastly, the company is reportedly working on a new security camera. The sources claim that the new hardware direction from the company has been behind Google's hiring activity all the way back to its deal with HTC in 2017.

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